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School Bans Hugs, High-Fives & Handshakes

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posted on May, 27 2011 @ 10:57 AM
This is crazy.

Stopping the students from making out is one thing, but handshakes & high-fives as well.

A handshake is an internationally accepted greeting, or when an agreement is reached.

High-fives are a way of greeting or saying well done.

Some teacher is probably so starved for human contact, that they decided that if they can't get any no one else can.Musten have been given enough hugs by mummy when they were a kid

A school has banned pupils from giving each other high-fives, handshakes - and even hugs.

Governors imposed a 'no contact' rule which they say prevents fighting or bullying, reports The Sun.

Dayna Chong, 15, was thrown into detention for cuddling a female pal at The Quest Academy, in Croydon, South London.

Her mother, Anita, 33, from New Addington, said the policy was "extreme" and "ludicrous".

She said: "If the kids can't even hug each other at school some of them will never learn how to be socially interactive.

"You need an embrace to comfort you when things go wrong. I've never heard of anything so crazy in my life."

Year Ten pupil Dayna said: "I was just hugging my friend in the morning to say hello and I had to sit on my own and miss out on break because of it."

Sarah Hope's 15-year-old daughter got into trouble for giving a friend a high-five.

She said: "It's a very, very cold policy. I think it's sad that the children are missing out on this sort of closeness."

A Quest Academy spokesman said: "Physical contact between students is not allowed because it is often associated with poor behaviour or bullying and can lead to fighting."

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posted on May, 27 2011 @ 10:59 AM
Holy hell its plain dumb !!!

I mean seriously, is there any GOOD reason for this policy ?

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 11:00 AM
At least they didn't ban air guitaring!


posted on May, 27 2011 @ 11:01 AM
Just another reason to home school our kids..... seems there are more and more reason's every year!

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 11:04 AM
Don't you think its about time we banned oxygen-that stuff is poison you know-it causes humans to age and die!
BAN the filth I say,and cars,all sports,sex and walking.

The world is going bonkers.

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 11:09 AM
That doesn't make any sense, do they want to someday pump out graduates who find hand shakes to be an oddity? "I don't touch people..."

My grandma is like that and it's weird for everyone whenever we say hello or goodbye, I just wave every time, lol.

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 11:17 AM
reply to post by Silcone Synapse

Don't you think its about time we banned oxygen-that stuff is poison you know-it causes humans to age and die!
BAN the filth I say,and cars,all sports,sex and walking.

The world is going bonkers.

Ban what you want, but if you outlaw sex,

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 11:39 AM
Looks like the police state is coming sooner than we expect. Soon we will be charged for breathing air, thanks to them 'helping us' spray chemtrail aerosols to protect us, limit our use of food by a set amount per age and sex, limit your amount of electricity in your home, tax you on everything you do (making your own garden, collecting rain water), and eventually get sooooo stupid they will say we are gonna charge you for Sunlight!!!!

Somehow they will do it if no one stands up to this tyranny, the US govt or the Global Elite will claim the sun is theirs and make us pay for sunlight or else.......WE CHEMTRAIL THE SKIES!

Those people will pay for their wickedness, says the Heavenly Father Yahuwah.

Romans 12:17-19
17 "Repay no one evil for evil. Respect what is right in the sight of all men.
18 If possible, on your part, be at peace with all men
19 Beloved, do not revenge yourselves, but give place to the wrath, for it has been written,'Vengeance is Mine, I shall repay,' says Yahuwah."
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posted on May, 27 2011 @ 11:40 AM
I must state for the record that the removal of socialization among our children poses the greatest detriment to our society. The system of education has progressively removed any form of self expression (such as art and music) from the lives of our children, and now we must face the removal of social touching and comfort under the belief that it will stave off aggressiveness. We are a social creature and any rule that disallows the progression of our social instincts shall only hinder the achievement of interactive norms among our species. Failure to achieve interactive norms will ultimately results in over aggressiveness aggravated by a failure to conform to an intuitive socially accepted behavior.

We are doing a great disservice to our children by not teaching them how to interact properly with others.

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 11:45 AM
This is what happens when the world experiences the level of connectivity we have today. People without any self awareness and a solid foundation go crazy.

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 01:02 PM
Hugs I might understand if the students were being wildly inappropriate. High fives and hand shakes though? That is just crazy... They're training these kids to accept the coming police state.

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 01:17 PM
Schools get way too involved in students business nowadays. I mean I can completely understand breaking up the couple that's practically auditioning for a porno in the hallway, we've all seen those people. In fact one day back at my high school a few students did PDA patrol, where they would walk around in referee shirts during passing periods, and if they saw couples making out, they would blow a whistle and throw a yellow flag.

But a simple high-five or a hug? No way, that's too far. Schools have been getting involved in matters outside of schools too, they hear about a fight that occurs miles away from the school, and the kids get suspended for a couple of days. They see something on facebook that's inappropriate, and they get the students in trouble for that. They need to worry about things at school, people's personal lives are no business to some dude in a sweater vest and slacks who wants to get kids in trouble for not following school rules outside of school

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 01:25 PM
reply to post by TupacShakur
I agree, what happens outside of school hours is know of their business.

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 01:28 PM
While I don't agree with this at all, I'm wondering if there's another side to the story. Is there a lot of gang violence in that particular area? Reason being, handshakes, gestures, etc are common in gangs and perhaps there was more than meets the eye in their determination of this rule. Otherwise, I can't see any reason whatsoever for this. It reminds me of my strict religious upbringing and the 6 inch rule. But at least we were allowed to give high fives and handshake.

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 01:34 PM
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I hope that 6 inch rule is school appropriate

But about the gang violence, that reminds me, another thing my high school didn't allow was hats or bandannas. They thought a student wearing a hat or bandanna meant they were a part of a gang, and they did not want gang members to identify each other during school by their 'colors', assuming they would get into fights or something. Pretty stupid, labeling all students with hats as gang members, reminds me of that thing in Arizona where all people who look Hispanic need to prove they are American citizens.

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 01:37 PM
reply to post by acrux

If the students elected to be peacefully non-compliant, would the school authorities physically attempt to break apart hugging students or "throw" high-fiving rule-breakers manhandling style into detention thereby breaking their own non-contact rule?

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 01:37 PM
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.

That is silly.

I understand the whole concept from a school's perspective, bullying and what not, but that's a bit extreme...Actually VERY extreme.

Poor kids these days, this is what the school boards are wasting their time on instead of trying to increase literacy, math or science scores?

What a sad time to be a student.


As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 01:38 PM
And here I thought school was all about reading, writing, and arithmetic... but apparently it's all about teaching the next generation lack of empathy, lack of emotional expression, and discomfort with human contact.

Need I even mention what repurcussions this could have down the road ?

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 01:42 PM
reply to post by acrux

Governors imposed a 'no contact' rule which they say prevents fighting or bullying

So banning friendly gestures prevents violence? What? I'm interested in hearing the logic behind that one.

posted on May, 27 2011 @ 02:10 PM
Prevents fighting and bullying? Wow. Are people getting stupider by the day?

I was bullied nd picked on a fair amount growing up. Everything thing from being called names, to having a dirty sock stuffed in my mouth by 5 other guys holding me down, to having my head smashed into a bathroom window, all while at school. And guess what, none of the bullies hugged me or gave me a high-five beforehand. Hugging a friends or giving someone a high-five has absolutely nothing to do with bullying. The people who hug you aren't the ones bullying you. Most people who are friendly, and hug or high-five their friends, aren't bullying them at the same time. You normally get bullied by someone who isn't a friend, hence, you're not hugging each other anyway.

These two aren't even related. Friendly contact and fighting. The generation which is running politics, big business, heathcare, school systems, etc.,is ruining this world. They do one stupid thing after another, and appear to be living in an alternate reality. The same generation which use to drive around with a keg in the backseat picking up girls in their college days, while smoking one doobie after another, is now outlawing hugging.

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