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    ALBANY - State bureaucrats have identified a potentially deadly hazard facing our children this summer - freeze tag.

    That's right, officials have decided the age-old street game - along with Wiffle Ball, kickball and dodgeball - poses a "significant risk of injury."

    And classics like Capture the Flag, Steal the Bacon and Red Rover are also deemed dangerous in new state regulations for day camps.

    "It looks like Albany bureaucrats are looking for kids to just sit in a corner in a house all day and not be outside," said state Sen. Patty Ritchie (R-St. Lawrence County).



    Read more: Classic kids games like kickball deemed unsafe by state in effort to increase summer camp regulation
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    So is tag and chase as they discriminate popular kids and the unpopular kids. I've even had calls from our kids's schools where they can't allow the kids to walk home during a thunderstorm due to the fact they could die. When the principal called me about that, I told her the kids have a better chance of being hit by car than struck by lightning then had a few choice words for her.
    Georgette

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    • #3
      Canada = Better. The last camp I went to had archery, kayaking (I flipped in knee high water and had to walk back through mud with sharp stuff in it) and a nice game of "war" (run to the enemy base, get a ball and bring it back without getting caught) in the middle of the night. Half the camp was wooded so we ran through the woods, we swam the lake and jumped the fences in the middle of the night for ping pong balls.
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      • #4
        Is this a result of lawsuits? I hardly doubt the state truly cares for the health of children, but perhaps greedy parents ran too wild with suing programs over their kids getting hurt?
        I used to seriously post here, now I prefer to troll.

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        • #5
          Probably greedy parents and the risk of lsoing state funding.
          Georgette

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          • #6
            That's really... quite.. pathetic. I loved running around and playing outside as a kid, I'd always come back with bruised shins and scraped knees just do do exactly the same thing the next day!
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            • #7
              Schools are making our kids soft and politically correct.
              Georgette

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              • #8
                Unbelieveable...I remember when they said that dodge ball was no longer allowed in schools. My heart sank. Now kickball? I got 10 stitches in my arm after playing "steal the bacon" in a lot with glass, broke my wrist while jumping over huge stone turtles they used to have where I lived, twisted my ankles numerous times playing football (this girl played hard!). I climbed fences, trees. Scratches, scrapes and yes sometimes breaks are a part of play!!! Kids nowadays are just like the little one above, wrapped in bubble wrap. It's sad. If I had to do it all over again, I wouldn't change a thing.

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                • #9
                  Red Rover was banned at my elementary school in 1986 when I was in 5th grade for it being deemed "too rough". Kids would get busted noses and bloody lips from that. Come on, that was fun stuff!
                  Georgette

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                  • #10
                    I just watched a TEDS video by Gever Tulley this AM that nicely counters this false protection of children: 5 truly dangerous things you should let your children do.
                    Started PB late 2008, lost 50 lbs by late 2009. Have been plateaued, but that thing may just be biting the dust: more on that later.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by tangentrider View Post
                      I just watched a TEDS video by Gever Tulley this AM that nicely counters this false protection of children: 5 truly dangerous things you should let your children do.
                      I'll check it out when I get home. Knowing my girls, they've covered the list.
                      Georgette

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                      • #12
                        This is rediculous. They ban homemade lunches and now this?!
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                        • #13
                          "And classics like Capture the Flag, Steal the Bacon and Red Rover are also deemed dangerous in new state regulations for day camps."

                          Yes, steal the bacon could be dangerous depending upon who's bacon it was.

                          If I wanted a kid to sit in the house all day and do nothing I'd buy a plant.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by canio6 View Post
                            Yes, steal the bacon could be dangerous depending upon who's bacon it was.
                            Too true, I beat my brother to a pulp when he tried that game with me.
                            In all of the universe there is only one person with your exact charateristics. Just like there is only one person with everybody else's characteristics. Effectively, your uniqueness makes you pretty average.

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                            • #15
                              It's amazing that these people can sit here and have the gall to say that the games that get these kids outside to play are too dangerous. These are the same idiots turn around and say that our kids are too fat because they sit in the house and play video games (which by the way have games like dodgeball!) And OH! whiffle ball is dangerous, but BASEBALL isn't?

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