Dodgeball is bullying? Adults promote this bitchass-ness.

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School Dodgeball Ban: New Hampshire District Stops 'Human Target' Sports, Citing Bullying

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/28/school-dodgeball-ban-windham-new-hampshire_n_2973792.html

Students attending Windham schools in New Hampshire, won't be dodging balls during gym class anymore. The school district voted to ban dodgeball and other "human target" sports in a recent 4-1 decision, according to multiple sources.

Windham Patch reports that school officials launched an inquiry into the physically aggressive activities after a parent complained. Ultimately, administrators cited bullying concerns for the reason to prohibit students from playing dodgeball and similar games during school hours.

"We spend a lot of time making sure our kids are violence free," Windham Superintendent Henry LaBranche told the Eagle-Tribune. "Here we have games where we use children as targets. That seems to be counter to what we are trying to accomplish with our anti-bullying campaign."

The school district's decision to ban dodgeball actually falls in line with the National Association for Sport and Physical Education's recommendation. Following the release of "DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story," the nonprofit association, which sets standards for school sports, announced that it does not approve of dodgeball as an appropriate activity for K-12 students.

The association pointed out that not all students are able to participate equally, since some of the players who require more physical activity are typically eliminated first. Targeting of "weaker" students was also cited as a concern.

While the Windham school board has referenced similar reasons to defend its decision, not everyone is on board with the newly enacted ban.

"I think it’s ridiculous,” local parent Lesa Meuller, who has two boys ages 9 and 12, told Windham Patch. "I’ve never heard of anyone getting hurt playing dodgeball."

Whether dodgeball is an appropriate sport for school children has been a topic of discussion among school administrators for more than a decade. As a 2001 New York Times story notes, schools across the nation have moved to restrict or limit the aggressive activity, and, in some cases, officially ban the sport.
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  • NYETOPnNYETOPn Posts: 1,276 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I agree with Lesa Meuller. This shit's ridiculous.
  • LPastLPast Posts: 2,282 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Wow. Sad thing is that they actually think they are helping their kids
    Young Stefericb4prezidoitforhiphop10
  • blackrainblackrain Posts: 18,885 Regulator
    They been took dodge ball out of most schools. It's one of those let's be safe things because, let's be honest, certain kids were targeted during dodge ball. I personally wouldn't d it if I were a principal, but I can see why others would because of what it can potentially be used for
    BOSSExcellenceamenhotepivKid Dynasty
  • NYETOPnNYETOPn Posts: 1,276 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This next generation of kids are fucked.....a bunch of soft, fragile bitchmade bunch they will be...

    not in small town conservative areas, at least not with the "let us hold hands and everyone gets a trophy" bullshit, when it comes to physical activity.

  • iron man1iron man1 The Ultron program will be done this weekend.. Avengers TowerPosts: 14,347 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Its going to be demoliton man in a few years no cursin rough housing ordinary shit getting banned people won't know how to throw a punch
  • 2stepz_ahead2stepz_ahead Who I am is Complex, What i am, simply put. I'm a Threat walking out the lions denPosts: 15,326 ✭✭✭✭✭
    iron man1 wrote: »
    Its going to be demoliton man in a few years no cursin rough housing ordinary shit getting banned people won't know how to throw a punch

    Too late...niggas cant fight
    BeleeDatPleighboy
  • DMTxTHCDMTxTHC Posts: 14,218 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I was the dodgeball don.. niggas I knew from Elementary would remind me of greatness throughout High School..

    Fuck New Hampshire..
    Already Home_17
  • ShizlanskyShizlansky Nothing better then being a father. Posts: 20,020 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Never played dodge ball at school.

    They gave us a basketball, football, a goal with no nets and freshly cut grass and told us to have fun.
    Young StefCoxnation123
  • BodhiBodhi Posts: 7,637 ✭✭✭✭✭
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  • MeesterMeester jy klink stom bitch country.Posts: 10,225 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This generation is getting softer and softer
  • HafBaykedHafBayked Just A Nut Lookin For A Squirrel RATCHET CITY, LAPosts: 11,479 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Its New Hampshire tho.....we've already seen them kids shoot up shit for less up that way lol


    on another note, dodge ball was one of the only times i dressed out for p.e.....put them little ass shorts on just for a chance to beam somebody....idk how ya'll played but at my school they would divide the class in half, put them on either side of the gym facing the wall, and then line up like 9 balls at half court....blow that whistle and its going down!!....there would always be one team that would end up with all the balls and just close in and slaughter the other one....and it was always that one girl that would get hit in the face and be out for the day....#icepackaction

    fun times
    Young Stef
  • brown321brown321 Posts: 899 ✭✭✭✭✭
    blackrain wrote: »
    They been took dodge ball out of most schools. It's one of those let's be safe things because, let's be honest, certain kids were targeted during dodge ball. I personally wouldn't d it if I were a principal, but I can see why others would because of what it can potentially be used for

    DANM This nigga said "pulled up to the shore with my freedom missing".
  • 1of11of1 Posts: 37,469 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lol i remember this Mexican kid had his head down trying to get the puck out of a corner and someone checked him into the wall face first. My gym (or p.e.) teacher was like GOT DAMN!!!
    Recaptimus_Prime360Young StefRubato Garciaidoitforhiphop10
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