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Is Dodge ball really too dangerous or are we raising a nation of future wusses?

☆ElenaDiamond☆ 2012/07/10 16:05:04
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Some people have cast doubts on my truthfulness on the dodge ball ban and have suggested I should've provided links. As a courtesy here are a few.
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/05/06/us/increasingly-schools-mov...

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/2006-06-26-recess-bans_x.htm


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/6535954/ns/us_news/t/ny-lawsuit-q...

That should cover it.
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  • Rose and Thorns 666 2012/07/10 16:07:55
    Litigious parents are ruining fun.
    Rose and Thorns 666
    +7
    I wish we could still ply dodgeball, there are some really preppy kids that I'd love to nail in the face.

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  • Navin Johnson (The Jerk) 2014/03/22 20:09:43 (edited)
    Raising a nation of wusses.
    Navin Johnson (The Jerk)
    raising wusses AND Litigious parents. dodgeball is NOT dangerous. raising a nation of wusses here.
    dodeball gif
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  • ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪ 2012/07/14 21:15:51
    Raising a nation of wusses.
    ♫♪‼Chloey Arddun‼♫♪
    +1
    Dodge ball dangerous? puleeze...Parent's will try to protect their kids from a Leaf these days...
  • djdragonfire 2012/07/13 04:54:52
    Raising a nation of wusses.
    djdragonfire
    I was the dodge ball queen in high school. Someone was lucky enough to hit me in the face and break my glasses once. They weren't so lucky after that.

    Kids need to pour themselves a nice tall glass of man up and get over it. They are too pansy nowadays.
  • Raphy 2012/07/11 04:37:56
    Raising a nation of wusses.
    Raphy
    I love this game in school. I always hit the pretty girl.......lol
  • Arel 2012/07/11 01:02:08
    Raising a nation of wusses.
    Arel
    I loved dodge ball or as we called it battle ball.
  • charles_1 2012/07/11 00:59:22
    Raising a nation of wusses.
    charles_1
    We can't even keep score at school sports events lest we hurt the losers feelings. Kids got no sense of true accomplishment and no real challenge these days.
  • meme14 2012/07/11 00:45:56 (edited)
    Raising a nation of wusses.
    meme14
    I liked playing dodge ball and kick ball when I was in school..and my son played soccer and track..they played dodge ball too..and he liked it...what are our kids supposed to play for competitive fun and exercise? duck, duck, goose? ring-a-round-the-rosey? london bridges? lol
  • richie 2012/07/11 00:42:40 (edited)
  • meme14 richie 2012/07/11 00:47:06
    meme14
    +1
    and drinking water from the tap...and leaving home without a cell phone..
  • djdrago... meme14 2012/07/13 04:55:56
    djdragonfire
    +1
    Hose water tasted mighty fine to me.
  • UberAwesomeness 2012/07/10 23:24:57
    Litigious parents are ruining fun.
    UberAwesomeness
    Wow, thanks for calling my generation full of wussies, people. T_T bUt i occasionally play it and it's fun.
  • AguardianF 2012/07/10 22:57:42 (edited)
    Raising a nation of wusses.
    AguardianF
    +1
    If they are healthy and capable of playing dodgeball then they should. Fear of a flying ball is something kids shouldn't have. Thats like saying kickball is a bad game too and I'm pretty sure no ones going to take away kickball. Although I do remember back in my old town we weren't allowed to play anything with the word "dodgeball" in it. So we played a game called "Wall Ball" which was pretty much the same. And if a parent will look at dodgeball, its actually a relatively good way of learning for kids. It keeps them healthy because they have to move around, reflexes and automatic responses to different senses are tested, kids make friends (most of the time), kids are obviously involved, and as far as its concerned...it gets them ready for some other aspects of life. Like pressure from teammates or friends, which if you ask any person, can be done in or outside of an activity like dodgeball. There are also kids who find ambition in victory and also put that similar ambition to other tasks; like school. A want to succeed, to be better. (Even if it doesn't always work out for the best) These things may be called "games", but they teach a lot more than just the simple sight of it all by spectators. If dodgeball is really that dangerous to parents, then my parents wouldn't have taught me how to play at a young age.
  • AguardianF AguardianF 2012/07/10 22:58:50
    AguardianF
    i meant to click "Litigious parents are ruining fun" btw, my computer messed up and clicked the one above it.
  • Jdogg 2012/07/10 21:09:30
    Litigious parents are ruining fun.
    Jdogg
    I think the only way it will ever be brought back is making the kids wear helmets with face guards motor cycle helmet
  • Mechelle 2012/07/10 20:09:06
    Raising a nation of wusses.
    Mechelle
    +2
    We played it in gym class and no one ever got hurt. Kids are babies these days and need to be boxed around with like we were as kids. I was a tom boy and DAMN proud of it. Now if you look at a kid wrong they cry. Sad sad sad.
  • Melizmatic Mechelle 2012/07/10 20:17:18
    Melizmatic
    Depends on the kid, and how that kid was raised.
  • Mechelle Melizmatic 2012/07/10 21:51:19
    Mechelle
    Exactly. I have 2 grandsons, one by my son o.e by my daughter a.d the grandkids are both 4 they are 6 mos apart. The oldest is, well a tattle tail and cries easy. The ypounger one, he will slug you if you piss him off. Well he respects adults but he plays and rough houses with adults and the older one won't. It's a big difference in the two. I Love them both the same and would die for them. But YOU hit the nail on the head, it depends on the child. When I keep them both for the week end I treat them the same so they know i Love them the same. I just know the boundries with them.
  • Melizmatic Mechelle 2012/07/10 22:23:09
    Melizmatic
    Kids do need boundaries.
  • Mechelle Melizmatic 2012/07/10 22:29:30
    Mechelle
    I agree, without them kids would be appt worse than they already are. My youngest grandson is getting out of hand so we are working with him on how to deal with others. It's just been him his mommy and daddy and hardly any kids around him. So the older one is good for him to play with. The younger one is good for the older because he does say please, thank you ,etc.
  • amanda 2012/07/10 20:04:41 (edited)
  • JayRevolution 2012/07/10 19:58:29 (edited)
    Raising a nation of wusses.
    JayRevolution
    +2
    Dodgeball: That's how you raise cocky self confident kids.

    dodgeball gif
  • Melizmatic JayRevo... 2012/07/10 20:19:02
    Melizmatic
    +1
    I don't know about all that now, but it was a fun game.

    And 'self confidence' is good; but cockiness? Not so much:

    cocky sheen
  • JayRevo... Melizmatic 2012/07/10 20:53:48
    JayRevolution
    +1
    I agree, cockiness may be a bit too much.
  • Melizmatic JayRevo... 2012/07/10 20:58:37
    Melizmatic
    +1
    Especially if it gets out of control, to that degree.
  • djdrago... JayRevo... 2012/07/13 04:59:52
    djdragonfire
    That little dance at the end intrigues me. -goes to try and imitate it-
  • Amberwolf 17 2012/07/10 19:30:17
    Litigious parents are ruining fun.
    Amberwolf 17
    +2
    I remember playing it when I was younger and this one guy threw a ball all the way across the gym and it managed to hit a guy in the face.
  • metspatriotshd69 2012/07/10 18:10:04
    Raising a nation of wusses.
    metspatriotshd69
    +5
    Just remember the Five "D" to Dodge Ball... Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, Dodge!
  • Melizmatic metspat... 2012/07/10 19:11:11
  • Rohit 2012/07/10 17:59:53
    Dodge ball is really that dangerous.
    Rohit
    It depends where it hits >: l
  • mich52 2012/07/10 17:54:47
  • Melizmatic mich52 2012/07/10 19:11:48
    Melizmatic
    +4
    Hilarious.

    dodgeball the movie gifs
  • Maddog 2012/07/10 17:47:08
    Raising a nation of wusses.
    Maddog
    +4
    OMG!!! We played this regularly in high school and no one was ever injured. It was a great, and harmless, outlet for aggression.
  • John 2012/07/10 17:45:35
    Raising a nation of wusses.
    John
    +2
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  • Rebecca Ells 2012/07/10 17:20:19
    Raising a nation of wusses.
    Rebecca Ells
    +3
    i love dodgeball
  • Wolverineland 2012/07/10 17:18:23
    Litigious parents are ruining fun.
    Wolverineland
    +3
    I loved dodge ball as a kid and played it all the time but there was just as many kids who didn't play it because they didn't like it, which is fine. I never viewed dodge ball as something dangerous. It was just a game I played like kick ball & tether ball. dodge ball movie
  • S. Gompers 2012/07/10 17:17:08
    Raising a nation of wusses.
    S. Gompers
    +3
    Seems like it.
  • C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT 2012/07/10 17:15:57
    Raising a nation of wusses.
    C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT
    +5
    How can Dodgeball be dangerous?--we played it in GYM!
  • Melizmatic C-ZAR™,... 2012/07/10 17:19:43
    Melizmatic
    +2
    Actually you can break a kid's nose, if you aim right.

    ;-)

    I tried once, but no breakage.

    All it did was swell.
  • C-ZAR™,... Melizmatic 2012/07/10 17:30:11
    C-ZAR™, Emperor of the PHÆT
    +4
    They still play with the rubbery, Bouncy balls, right?
    I do expect a little danger to come with it, maybe kids shouldn't aim for faces. Those are too small anyways, I used to go for the body
  • Melizmatic C-ZAR™,... 2012/07/10 17:31:43
    Melizmatic
    +3
    No clue if they still use them.

    And I had good aim, just not enough force behind the blow to cause any breakage; I spent a week in detention for it, but it was well worth it.

    ;-)

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