First safety-conscious (or fun-hating, depending on your perspective) school administrators banned dodgeball.
Banning playground games like tag, however, may hold serious consequences for children’s social development:
Critics of the bans say playing freely helps kids learn to negotiate rules and resolve disputes. “They learn to change and to problem-solve,” says Rhonda Clements, an education professor at Manhattanville College.
(Thanks to the alert reader who sent me this.)