Mum shares her outrage after discovering her child’s school is giving kids detention for dancing.
A mum turned to the forum Mumsnet to share her rant when she read the announcement from her child’s school on Facebook.
“I’ve just been reading on my Facebook and it seems my DC (darling child) school has decided to give out detentions to any child caught doing the floss dance…or any other dance from the Fortnite game. (Apparently there are loads)
“How bl#$dy silly is this?! Fair enough if the kids are doing it in class but detentions are being given out to anyone doing it at any time! Seriously??
“My DS (darling son) is always doing the dance at home and I have even tried it myself (with great failure!)… it’s a bit of fun.
“Nothing harmful in it whatsoever…but because it’s from a game that isn’t “age appropriate” it is being banned in school.
Any one else’s school doing this? World has gone mad.”
It seems like it is not the only school that has banned the dance move
Many parents commented that their child’s school had also banned it because kids were doing it in class and it IS very annoying.
– “I get it – my son flossed everywhere, all the time until it was banned at school and at several after school activities – where the adults in charge had had enough of them not concentrating on what they were actually supposed to be doing. I totally agree with them. He can floss on his own time (and does, it never stops – although we seem to have moved on to ‘orange justice’ of late). No problem with the dancing, big problem with the not listening..”
– “The way DS2 explained it to me was that the floss dance in Fortnite is used as a taunt. So I can see why schools won’t want children doing it, even if some/most are just doing it purely for fun as it has the potential to escalate.”
– “Fortnite is very addictive and schools kids should not be playing it. School is right to ban it if parents are so stupid as to allow them to play it.”
– “I was in school doing observations last week and it was bloody everywhere and horribly irritating. Every classroom had kids flossing at some point, from Reception up to Year 6, with lots of them doing it seemingly without even realising. Telling them to stop doing it is wasting teachers’ time and is thoroughly exasperating, so banning it across the whole school day seems the sensible thing to do, then there is no grey area of “I was on the way to breaktime,” or “the bell had already gone.” A blanket ban with a clear consequence makes total sense, that way it isn’t open to interpretation and everyone knows the rules.”
If you are not sure what the floss dance is you can check out the video below.
My 9 year old son does this all the time too. I had NO IDEA it had originated from Fortnite?
Do you think the school went too far by banning it?
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