Monday, November 05, 2007

No hugging at school





In Mascoutah, Illinois the school has a policy about publicly displaying affection. Literally this means that students can not hug, or touch each other. A thirteen year old has to complete two days of detention for hugging a friend on a Friday whom she would not see again until Monday. What the heck is wrong with a 13 year old hugging her friend? Geez, folks are killing each other everyday some without repercussions but let a child hug someone and it is breaking the rule and they have to be punished.

Can't hug, what's next?

11 comments:

kathi said...

I remember when this came into the schools, no display of pda. At the time, I thought it was a good idea because I had personally witnessed too much pda in the halls of high schools and then in the junior high schools. I've also found kids making it in the bathrooms, but you don't out law kids going to the bathrooms. There should be a better way than to outlaw all of it, it's overboard and it's craziness.

Dr. Deb said...

This is realllllly silly. I often do work that takes me to many different school setting, and when I see students warmly greeting each other, it warms my own heart.

You're right, what's next?

TJ said...

We had pda rules in high school, but hugging wasnt banned yet. I never woulda graduated if it was. I was huggy. LOLOL. It's sad when people just go overboard with rules without applying real thought.

Kayla said...

That's stupid as he@@! That's a bit much if you ask me. What harm does hugging do? Making out is one thing, but showing genuine affection in the form a hug doesn't hurt or harm anyone. Hell, if that was the case, plenty of teachers would have been fired at my school. That's just some craziness right there.

GC said...

I went 2 a high school with a large Asian population. For some of my friends, it was perfectly normal to walk arm in arm with friends so sometimes we did that. I hope that's not outlawed also.

but then again, I didn't see the hug that they got detention over, you know.

bunny said...

I would never in a million years want to be a teenager in this day and age. Man you can't even hug your friend in school. *shakes head* Ridiculous on every level.

E said...

I don't know where Mascoutah, Illinois is but that's messed up. Maybe they're afraid hugging will be the "gateway" to other bad things. Crazy.

Organized Noise said...

What do they think they are preventing with that rule? With all the other things that students and teachers have to worry about, they decide to focus on this. What's next?

Luke Cage said...

Ooooh-kay... what's next. Can't breathe in each other's air space? Hi miss Rose!

Rosemarie said...

It's preposterous! Don't they have more grievous issues to tend to?

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