Senior Public School Students Fight Alleged Hug Ban (Brampton, Ontario)
Hugging banned by principal at New Jersey middle schoolBrampton’s Earnscliffe Senior Public School has a “no loving, no shoving” policy in an attempt to stem violence and unwanted touching, the Brampton Guardian says. But a group of students believes the ban includes hugging and says teachers have reprimanded them over such friendly displays of affection...
This article mentioned other schools which have banned shorts, Ugg-type boots, Halloween and rainbows.Principal Tyler Blackmore announced that Matawan-Aberdeen Middle School is a "no hugging school" after "incidents of unsuitable, physical interactions," reports the Associated Press.
Mt Martha Primary School's no-contact policy bans hugs and high five (Melbourne, Australia)
While this last article is about an Australian school system, on the radio this morning they said that high-fives are being banned in some Canadian schools as well.Students caught breaking the no-contact policy were taken from the playground and given a lecture about safety and the risks of rough play.
"They are given time to reflect - it's like a counselling session," she said.