My son is obsessed with these things, and I'm thinking it's only a matter of time before his school bans them. He has attention issues as it is (he's a first grader) and I can't imagine these bands are helping that issue when he's already so distracted.
I'm writing a post for The Stir blog about the dangers of Silly Bandz, both physically due to circulation problems, and academically and socially. I've heard stories of kids shooting them at others on the bus.
I'd love all you teachers to chime in on what you think of these Bands and any problems you've encountered. Should they be banned from school?
Let me know, thanks, moms.
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Answer by twinsplus2more at 4:55 PM on May. 17, 2010
I am a teacher. The craze has just caught up with my students in the last week. They've been told one problem with them and they will be banned. I don't think they're any worse than other fads, but they have potential to be a distraction. And a distraction that can be flung is even worse than your run of the mill distraction. I teach in a very economically depressed area, so I doubt many of the kids parents will be shelling out the money for them anyway. At least that's what I hope.
Answer by maxswolfsuit at 6:39 PM on May. 17, 2010
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