Remember growing up as kids and playing games like Frozen Catchers, Hide and Seek, and “Tag”? Well cherish those memories because that is exactly what they will be reduced to! A new report indicates that, Administrators of the the Mercer Island School District are doing everything they can to protect all the fragile little snowflakes in their care. That’s why they have banned the game of tag on the playground. “The Mercer Island School District and school teams have recently revisited expectations for student behavior to address student safety,” district spokeswoman Mary Grady tells Q13 Fox. “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.
“School staffs are working with students in the classroom to ensure that there are many alternative games available at recess and during unsupervised play, so that our kids can still have fun, be with their friends, move their bodies and give their brains a break.” Parents say they didn’t hear about the ban until their children told them. They were both befuddled and incensed. “Good grief, our kids need some unstructured playtime,” mother Kelsey Joyce says. “I totally survived tag,” she adds. “I even survived red rover, believe it or not.” FULL REPORT