School District Forbidding Game of Tag

The game “Tag” usually involves running, some strategy, fun- things that children should have during recess.

Not in the Mercer County School District:

Webster’s defines “tag” as “a game in which the player who is it chases others and tries to touch one of them who then becomes it.” Wikipedia explains that the game, also known in Britain as “it, tip you’re it” is “a playground game that involves one or more players chasing other players in an attempt to ‘tag’ or touch them, usually with their hands.”

So is the game of “tag” still “tag” if tagging is banned?

That is the question for the Mercer County School District in Washington state and for some unhappy parents.

It all started with a social media report earlier this week when a group of parents, responding to what they had heard was a ban on the game of tag in elementary schools, formed a group called “Support ‘tag’ at Recess.” …

A spokesman for the school district seemed to reinforce the impression with a statement: “The Mercer Island School District and school teams have recently revisited expectations for student behavior to address student safety. This means while at play, especially during recess and unstructured time, students are expected to keep their hands to themselves. The rationale behind this is to ensure the physical and emotional safety of all students.

  • Martin B

    Yes, little schoolchildren are expected to keep their hands to themselves while their teachers preach to them about the joy of faggotry.

  • The Mercer Island School district is an ultra liberal Seattle suburb.

    Wealthy fruits and nuts live there. They protect their children from life.

  • Millie_Woods

    Eventually the left will imagine or invent an elementary-school rape culture. Sad to say, that’s not the exaggeration you may believe it to be.

  • After Communism assumes absolute control of Western Nations it is guaranteed to be worse than anything we witnessed in the former Soviet Union, or in Maoist China under the Cultural Revolution. We conservatives in the West talk about “cultural Marxism” as if it were something inane — nothing to really worry about, after all it’s only “cultural”! But that’s in fact what a full-fledged Communist revolution is — absolute dictatorial control of one’s culture. What you think, what you believe, how you behave, enforced by law, and enforced by a political Police State under one ideology with zero tolerance to any other, punishable by law. It’s the death of pluralism on all levels.

    And in spite of the fact that the former Soviets and the Chinese communists brought in many incredibly stupid and petty measures to control the culture, not to mention brutal and inhumane punishments for those who dared to disobey, I DO NOT THINK THESE MASS-MURDERERS WERE SO FANATICAL THAT THEY EVEN BANNED TAGGING!

    And how about a more contemporary example? Do the ISIS mass-murderers ban children’s games such as tagging? Nope, they are not nearly as fanatical as Western Marxists.

  • Xavier

    Emotional safety? Isn’t that an oxymoron?