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Schools To Put Time Limits On Hugs 15

Posted by samzenpus
from the hugs-not-drugs dept.
An increasing number of US schools are using time limits to battle the latest threat to our children, the epidemic of teenage hugging. Gabrielle Brown, a freshman at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, says that this perilous form of physical intimacy, which involves closing or holding the arms around another person or group of persons, has become so popular that students easily slip into its dark embrace. Brown says, "If somebody were to not hug someone, to never hug anybody, people might be just a little wary of them and think they are weird or peculiar." Noreen Hajinlian, principal of George G. White School adds, "Touching and physical contact is very dangerous territory." For her sake, I hope Noreen will be spared the horror of learning what usually happens on prom night.

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Schools To Put Time Limits On Hugs

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  • Hugging (Score:2, Funny)

    by Laserwulf (951642)
    When hugging is outlawed, only outlaws will hug.
    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by Locke2005 (849178)
      Schools will also be advocating the increased use of Ritalin, as part of their new "Drugs, not hugs!" program.
    • by fractoid (1076465)
      These "co-ed" schools and their dangerous excesses. Don't they know the perils of the uncontrollable onanism which will surely result?!
  • Fear and hate are (the new) normal. Everything that is good is bad.

    The positive expectation of life is that it is temporary.

  • The OP is sensationalized, but he brings up a good point.

    Yes, I agree that moderation is needed, but sometimes people just need a hug. Take, for example, the needs of anyone who has had a really bad day. Why would you have a limit to what you can share with others? We're -humans-. Most of us don't run off a clock (despite doing so most of our adult lives).

    If my husband, or for argument's sake, a boyfriend or friend said to me: "you have half an hour" without a good reason, I'd be out of there sooner th

  • What is the more dangerous : a person with a weapon in a college ? a person giving a hug to another in a college ? a person shooting with a weapon in a college ? a person kissing another in a college ? a person killing other for "fun" with a weapon ? a person discovering sex for "fun" with other youg people of its age ?

    Name it like you want, but at the end the question is violence against sexuality so to be straight : War vs Sex !

    And the very core of the issue : War = cool, Sex = bad.

    I am not one of those h

  • Come on now, what could possible be wrong with hugs? Humans need physical contact, and too many people don't get any at all (not an innuendo for sex, just no physical contact. Barely a handshake).

    I read the article, saw no actual reason to restrict it. And I can't think of one. Other than a deadly, infectious disease, but then they shouldn't be at school in the first place. In fact, for almost everything else, it's good for them to spread some bacteria and build up their immune systems.

    • Humans need physical contact, and too many people don't get any at all (not an innuendo for sex, just no physical contact. Barely a handshake).

      Back in high school, if I was careful while walking from class to class, I could actually go the entire day with no physical contact. And by careful, I just mean "not bump in to anyone." You basically never saw *anyone* in my high school hugging, holding hands, or doing anything unless they were dating. In retrospect, it was kinda depressing. The entire school was kinda grim.

  • Sorry, that is all i have too say. I prefer young people hugging each other and not feeling lonely instead of doing stupid things because they feel lonely. Whom you hug and where is a highly personal thing and i dint think that it is the task of the school to regulate it.

  • "Touching and physical contact is very dangerous territory." I'd say it's just the opposite: the dangerous thing is equating all touching and physical contact to sex.

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