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    Default New York school bans most physical activity.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-204_162-...-safety-fears/

    A rash of playground injuries has prompted one Long Island, N.Y. school to ban balls and require teacher supervision for games like tag.

    "Some of these injuries can unintentionally become very serious so we want to make sure our children have fun, but are also protected," Dr. Kathleen Maloney, superintendent of Port Washington Schools, told CBS New York.

    The ban at Weber Middle School in Port Washington, N.Y. will apply to footballs, baseballs, soccer balls, lacrosse balls or any other equipment that might harm a child or school friends. Students will be allowed to play with softer Nerf balls.

    Rough games of tag or cartwheels will require supervision from a coach, according to the report.

    Children without protective gear may experience injuries ranging from bumps and scrapes to head injuries and concussions.


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    Study: Kids' concussion rates skyrocketing
    The reported surge of injuries at the school may mirror statistics elsewhere in the country.

    Researchers at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center reported in late September that there was a 90 percent increase in the number of children admitted to emergency rooms with sports-related head injuries over the past decade.

    An August report from child safety nonprofit Safe Kids Worldwide found 1.35 million emergency room visits each year are caused by sports, the most common being strains, sprains, fractures, bruises and scrapes. Twelve percent of those visits were for concussions, with nearly half of those occurring in children between 12 and 15 years of age.


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    New study on children's concussions
    Studies suggest children need longer recovery times following a concussion or they may face additional health risks.

    "One of the biggest risk factors of being injured again is incomplete recovery or rehabilitation," Michael F. Bergeron, executive director of the National Youth Sports Health and Safety Institute, told CBSNews.com in September.

    This week, the largest youth sports organizations in the U.S. announced the formation of the National Sports Concussion Coalition to establish best practices with experts on how to diagnose and treat young athletes with head injuries.

    However, despite the safety risks, some students and parents feel like the ban is going too far.

    "Cartwheels and tag -- I think it's ridiculous they are banning that," one parent said to WCBS.

    "Children's safety is paramount, but at the same time, you have to let them live life," added Port Washington parent Ellen Cohen to WCBS.

    One sports medicine expert points out there will always be a risk of head injuries and concussions when playing sports or other recess activities, but emphasizing the rules of safe play and using padding when possible can reduce risk.

    Recess a crucial part of school day, says American Academy of Pediatrics
    "While I believe that an outright ban on the use of athletic balls during sports activities is not warranted, adequate supervision of students during recess is critical to ensure safety," Dr. Robert Glatter, director of sports medicine and traumatic brain injury at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, told CBSNews.com in an email.

    CBS New York reported other school districts in the area are mulling similar bans.
    Apparently, this is all based on a study from a group called "Safe Kids Worldwide" that found 1.35 million ER visits per year are from sports. Obviously, the solution is to ban sports.
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    ban recess.

    problem solved.

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    BAN STUDIES
    PROBLEM SOLVED

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    or....


    HEY, TEACHER!..leave those kids alone....

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    You mean no more Smear the *****?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCarolinaLiberty View Post
    You mean no more Smear the *****?
    Only with a supervisor present.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulConventionWV View Post
    Only with a supervisor present.
    Uncle Mike?

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    Every child is a winner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK/SEA View Post
    ban recess.
    problem solved.
    Quote Originally Posted by jkr View Post
    BAN STUDIES
    PROBLEM SOLVED
    Ban children.
    Problem solved.

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    If you want to play... Get a permit like any normal kid would.
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    Ban something, God damn it.

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    coming next... mandatory helmets for walking



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cBn7ok8pCw

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK/SEA View Post
    ban recess.

    problem solved.
    Ban School.

    Problem solved...mostest betterly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jct74 View Post
    coming next... mandatory helmets for walking



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cBn7ok8pCw
    I still refuse to wear my helmet biking. I grew up without using one, why start now?

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    More people die in falls around the house, than from drunk driving.

    Mandatory helmet use for all persons in the home, during all waking hours.

    Mandatory, government monitored, in home cameras to monitor compliance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    More people die in falls around the house, than from drunk driving.

    Mandatory helmet use for all persons in the home, during all waking hours.

    Mandatory, government monitored, in home cameras to monitor compliance.
    You forgot the checkpoints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Root View Post
    You forgot the checkpoints.
    I did, thanks for reminding me, Comrade.

    Random home inspections as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    More people die in falls around the house, than from drunk driving.

    Mandatory helmet use for all persons in the home, during all waking hours.
    I understand that the bathroom is an especially dangerous place. Thereforee, all toilets should be equipped with seat restraints.
    In addition, the use of ceiling-suspended harnesses for other areas (shower/bath, etc.) should be mandatory ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    More people die in falls around the house, than from drunk driving.

    Mandatory helmet use for all persons in the home, during all waking hours.

    Mandatory, government monitored, in home cameras to monitor compliance.
    Scheduled bed and meal times mandated by Homeland Security.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Occam's Banana View Post
    I understand that the bathroom is an especially dangerous place. Thereforee, all toilets should be equipped with seat restraints.
    In addition, the use of ceiling-suspended harnesses for other areas (shower/bath, etc.) should be mandatory ...
    My grandmama had those siderail thingys installed next to her toilet when she started having trouble standing up. Those should be mandatory as well to ensure safe standing up.
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    People joke about house monitoring, but the monitoring is not too far-fetched for some. There are still people who insist that Ross Perot suggested that certain Dallas neighborhoods be cordoned off so that the police could go house-to-house looking for drugs and guns. There is no audio or video of Perot and these remarks; however, his rabid temperament and positions on drugs and order tells me it's not too far-fetched. Remember, this is the guy who got quite a few votes back in '92.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Ban something, God damn it.
    be patient.

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    hold on...are you implying someone here is being sarcastical?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JK/SEA View Post
    ban recess.

    problem solved.
    Ban School and replace it with Education. Problem not solved, but it is a step toward solving the problem. Albeit a very small step.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DamianTV View Post
    Ban School and replace it with Education. Problem not solved, but it is a step toward solving the problem. Albeit a very small step.
    what are you, some kind of anarchist?


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    Quote Originally Posted by DamianTV View Post
    Ban School and replace it with Education. Problem not solved, but it is a step toward solving the problem. Albeit a very small step.
    Just ban thinking. It's easier that way.
    Quote Originally Posted by Torchbearer
    what works can never be discussed online. there is only one language the government understands, and until the people start speaking it by the magazine full... things will remain the same.
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    Close all public and school bathrooms, mandate diapers for everyone!

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