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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:07 am
 


Title: School bans 'flossing' dance because Fortnite moves are intimidating children on playground
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Date: 2018-07-07 12:07:09


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I think it may be time for Kevin Bacon to get a little Footloose.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:14 am
 


How would children on a playground know Fortnite moves? Do parents not know what games their kids play?

And if they are playing Fortnite, I doubt dance moves will intimidate them. 8)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:19 am
 


DrCaleb wrote:
How would children on a playground know Fortnite moves? Do parents not know what games their kids play?

And if they are playing Fortnite, I doubt dance moves will intimidate them. 8)


Most of my daughter's friends in elementary school play Fortnite (she does not), and I would argue many parents do NOT know what their kids do online. I see far too many parents who sit their kids down with an iPad or laptop and watch TV instead of actually parenting or god forbid, playing with their kids.

My daughter chafes at the limited screen time she gets and often complains, "but so-and-so gets to play on their iPad all the time!"

My retort is," Too bad, they're not my kid, you are."


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:55 am
 


DrCaleb wrote:
How would children on a playground know Fortnite moves? Do parents not know what games their kids play?

And if they are playing Fortnite, I doubt dance moves will intimidate them. 8)


The "Floss" is just a fad dance that Fortnite happened to incorporate at some point. For the record as well, Fortnite is NOT overly graphic or violent for that matter. It's just another in the long line of 1st person shooters.

But regardless of origin, it's a DANCE. Not seductive, not violent... it's a little harmless dance move hyperactive kids like to do.

But hey, why should we let our kids have any semblance of freedom, or unstructured play time? F*ck them. Little spoiled dbags. How dare they want 1% of the same freedom their parents had growing up!

... and then these idiots wonder why the only thing kids do now is play video games... because literally every other activity is banned.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:04 pm
 


Rules, rules, rules... one of the problems of modern education. When I was teaching grade 7 there was only one rule in my classroom: Don't do anything that annoys or hurts anyone else. That's it. Despite being in a school that wanted a rule against EVERYTHING.


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Prof_Chomsky wrote:
DrCaleb wrote:
How would children on a playground know Fortnite moves? Do parents not know what games their kids play?

And if they are playing Fortnite, I doubt dance moves will intimidate them. 8)


The "Floss" is just a fad dance that Fortnite happened to incorporate at some point. For the record as well, Fortnite is NOT overly graphic or violent for that matter. It's just another in the long line of 1st person shooters.

But regardless of origin, it's a DANCE. Not seductive, not violent... it's a little harmless dance move hyperactive kids like to do.

But hey, why should we let our kids have any semblance of freedom, or unstructured play time? F*ck them. Little spoiled dbags. How dare they want 1% of the same freedom their parents had growing up!

... and then these idiots wonder why the only thing kids do now is play video games... because literally every other activity is banned.

Well said!


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:09 pm
 


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...I would argue many parents do NOT know what their kids do online.


Oh, yeah.

Too many bad stories I can share here from people I've known over the years.

Makes me recall what a former friend said to me once: "The internet is like a bar, you never know what you're going to pick up."

Case in point is the former friend. He's now doing Federal time for buying hideous child porn over the net.

Fucking crazy people out there. :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:41 pm
 


Why are school administrators always so fucking stupid?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:13 pm
 


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Flossing dance. 8O


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bootlegga wrote:
DrCaleb wrote:
How would children on a playground know Fortnite moves? Do parents not know what games their kids play?

And if they are playing Fortnite, I doubt dance moves will intimidate them. 8)


Most of my daughter's friends in elementary school play Fortnite (she does not), and I would argue many parents do NOT know what their kids do online. I see far too many parents who sit their kids down with an iPad or laptop and watch TV instead of actually parenting or god forbid, playing with their kids.

My daughter chafes at the limited screen time she gets and often complains, "but so-and-so gets to play on their iPad all the time!"

My retort is," Too bad, they're not my kid, you are."


I have to laugh at parents like you.

You're the type of guy that limits screen time, why? Because that's what society is telling you is what you should do?

I have 3 children. All honor roll students with zero restrictions on screen time at home. By limiting screen time, you're just increasing that craving. That constant need.

That screen time is my bargaining chip. Like the car is to the new driver, this is our leverage as parents.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:59 am
 


Coach85 wrote:
bootlegga wrote:
DrCaleb wrote:
How would children on a playground know Fortnite moves? Do parents not know what games their kids play?

And if they are playing Fortnite, I doubt dance moves will intimidate them. 8)


Most of my daughter's friends in elementary school play Fortnite (she does not), and I would argue many parents do NOT know what their kids do online. I see far too many parents who sit their kids down with an iPad or laptop and watch TV instead of actually parenting or god forbid, playing with their kids.

My daughter chafes at the limited screen time she gets and often complains, "but so-and-so gets to play on their iPad all the time!"

My retort is," Too bad, they're not my kid, you are."


I have to laugh at parents like you.

You're the type of guy that limits screen time, why? Because that's what society is telling you is what you should do?

I have 3 children. All honor roll students with zero restrictions on screen time at home. By limiting screen time, you're just increasing that craving. That constant need.

That screen time is my bargaining chip. Like the car is to the new driver, this is our leverage as parents.


No, I limit screen time because I'd rather see her outside riding her bike, kicking a soccer ball or feeding the ducks at the local pond instead of staring mindlessly at the TV or a tablet for hours on end like so many of her friends do.

She gets half an hour or so per day of screen time to do online reading, math and other educational activities assigned by her teacher. If she finishes early, I don't mind her listening to music on YouTube or watching something on Netflix for another half hour or so.

But those fun screen activities only happen IF/WHEN she finishes her homework, lunch/supper, and has spent some time outside playing like a kid should. That's when she gets rewarded with extra 'fun' screen time.

My daughter is an honour student as well - she's had straight 'A's since Grade 1 and has consistently been ranked in our school (part of the bi-lingual program here) in the top three students in her grade (out of about 75 kids).

Kids want to do all sorts of things and it's our job as parents to set reasonable limits to what they can and cannot do.

The catch here is 'reasonable', and I don't think anyone, adult or child, benefits from watching Netflix all afternoon or evening. A show or two is fine, but binge watching or gaming is unhealthy and there have been many studies over the years to that effect.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:11 am
 


Tricks wrote:
Why are school administrators always so fucking stupid?


You're dealing with people who rarely have had practical experience in the real world. They tend to either be idealists who are always trying to create a Utopia or else they're bullies, perverts, or simple idiots who gravitate to the job because it affords them nearly unchecked power over people (children) who are powerless to challenge them.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:45 am
 


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School administrators have an agenda and it is not for the betterment of the victims. The only folks who get jobs and maintain jobs in schools are tards who are too stupid to see the agenda and or perverts who are in agreement with the agenda.


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BartSimpson wrote:
Tricks wrote:
Why are school administrators always so fucking stupid?


You're dealing with people who rarely have had practical experience in the real world. They tend to either be idealists who are always trying to create a Utopia or else they're bullies, perverts, or simple idiots who gravitate to the job because it affords them nearly unchecked power over people (children) who are powerless to challenge them.



That is SO well said. So sadly SO true.
The thing is, people who go to school for the first 25 years of their lives, then get their first job in education have literally no clue what the real world is like. It's mind-bending when you first leave University and enter the real world.

I've slowly had to avoid every single lifelong teacher friend I have, save 1. He got a real job, traveled the world for 10 years, then became a teacher. And now? He can't stand a single teacher he works with. As in, can't be in the same room as them. He teaches the "bad kid" class, and is shocked how almost none of them are "bad kids". Just needed a little guidance and structure he says. Real world logic. The rest are lost to a system that doesn't allow teachers to actually force kids to learn or enforce rules. We're letting the education system break an entire generation of kids.

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