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Aug 30, 7:44 AM (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - An elementary school has banned tag on its playground after some children complained they were harassed or chased against their will.

"It causes a lot of conflict on the playground," said Cindy Fesgen, assistant principal of the Discovery Canyon Campus school.

Running games are still allowed as long as students don't chase each other, she said.

Fesgen said two parents complained to her about the ban but most parents and children didn't object.

In 2005, two elementary schools in the nearby Falcon School District did away with tag and similar games in favor of alternatives with less physical contact. School officials said the move encouraged more students to play games and helped reduce playground squabbles.

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"It causes a lot of conflict on the playground," said Cindy Fesgen, assistant principal of the Discovery Canyon Campus school.
Yeah, we don't want kids learning how to deal with conflict. :roll:
 

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I heard about that this morning - I feel bad for the kids growing up now.

so I guess they don't play dodge ball anymore?

or line someone up against the wall & throw a ball at them?

or manhunt?

or a bunch of kids line up and the other team jumps on their back trying to knock them over i forget the name of that game but ya always come out with a bloddy nose, elbow or knee - it was fun to poke someone else int he eyes when the whole group fell down :roll:

I'm so glad I grew up in the early 70's
 

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No tag...I wonder if they still have football.

Damn man, they are just kids. Let them play tag or play cowboys and indians or whatever else. If you don't like being chased the don't play, if they still chase you turn around and buck up. Teaching kids they have to run off and get a grown-up everytime they get in the tiniest bit of trouble is just going to make them dependant on government when they are older.
 

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Mobster989 said:
Teaching kids they have to run off and get a grown-up everytime they get in the tiniest bit of trouble is just going to make them dependant on government when they are older.
Don't you think that's the point?
 

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Adam5 said:
Maybe the fact that kids can't run around and be kids is one of the reasons that childhood obesity is skyrocketing.
When I was growing up (and this is not that long ago) I was allowed to go out in the morning, as long as I stayed where I could hear Mom holler or whistle, which was about a mile and a half in every direction. I had to come back in for lunch, then I could go back out until dinner with the same rules.

I grew up in Northcliff Colony apartments for those of you familiar with the Gainesville area... it's right there on the lake so I spent most of my days in the summers fishing, swimming, running through the woods being a hooligan, and generally trying not to get caught going places I wasn't allowed by Mom to.

Not only that, but we played tag every day at school and I think I turned out alright, despite what Macktee will tell you.
 

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We're raising a generation of pansies. They say they need to play games with LESS physical contact! You only hit/pat/strike/smack someone with your hand. Any less contact would be ... let's see now...NONE!

My boys play like boys are supposed to, but I see some of their friends who never go outside and would probably cry if you got the least bit physical with them.

Like others here, when I grew up I told my parents where I was going and then didn't come back for hours. We played army in the pine forests and built tree forts and rode our bikes.

Look, if you don't want to get chased, then DON'T RUN! Mind your own business and quit tattling on the others.
 

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Claire said:
go down a steep hill on a skateboard & crash

bahahahaha!
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It had to be the steepest hill in the neighborhood and you caught :censored: if you didn't at least make an attempt. And we had the skinny boards not the skateboards with the wide wheel bases like they have now. You'd get half way down the hill and that bad boy would start shaking out of control. It was expected that you would crash and burn but that never stopped us. We were out of our minds but we always had a blast :D
 

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Deck the Halls.

Make marines don gay apparel
Fa la la
Fa la la
La la la
We'll put flowers in their gun belts
Fa la la la la
La la la la
 

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Malum Prohibitum said:
Deck the Halls.

Make marines don gay apparel
Fa la la
Fa la la
La la la
We'll put flowers in their gun belts
Fa la la la la
La la la la
Must be on some of that "lawyer crack" they were talking about...
 

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[quote="Malum Prohibitum":109pjrr8]Deck the Halls.

Make marines don gay apparel
Fa la la
Fa la la
La la la
We'll put flowers in their gun belts
Fa la la la la
La la la la
Must be on some of that "lawyer crack" they were talking about...[/quote:109pjrr8]
Just like college students...



and I had to post this one simply because I like it
 
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