Which is more potentially dangerous for your child, a pop tart gun or dodge ball

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  1. bethperry profile image91
    bethperryposted 5 years ago

    Which is more potentially dangerous for your child, a pop tart gun or dodge ball?

    I read a news article awhile back about an elementary school kid being suspended from school for biting his pop tart into the shape of a pistol. Yet dodge ball -with its infamous tendency to shatter eye glasses and cause bruising and skin burns- is still part of the gym curriculum in many schools. So which do you feel holds the greater potential for real danger to your child - a pop tart bitten into the shape of a pistol or an aggressive game of dodge ball?

  2. Alecia Murphy profile image84
    Alecia Murphyposted 5 years ago

    I didn't hear about that pop tart incident but I really think it's an overreaction. Yes school violence is real but if you think a pop tart can hurt a kid, you're sadly mistaken. Schools are so politically correct about some things they omit common sense.
    As for dodgeball, I speak as the kid who was pummeled above the waist several times in middle school. In all honesty, it should be removed from schools or at least separate the games by gender. The worst hits I got were from boys who threw too hard. And to be honest, I never understood what the game did except for give our gym teachers a day to not actually do anything.

  3. phildazz profile image72
    phildazzposted 5 years ago

    A dodge ball can be a dangerous thing but a pop tart is not a danger to anyone whether it's in the shape of a pistol or an elephant. Hope that helps!

  4. Cantuhearmescream profile image78
    Cantuhearmescreamposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I heard of this Pop-Tart incident and as far as I'm concerned, the only damage a Pop-Tart gun can do, is create crumbs! Dodge ball! Boy, what a silly concept. Sure, it's a game I'm sure we've all played and I'm up for any kind of childhood playtime, especially those which encourage and promote physical activity. Yet, I remember being a girl among several boys, wanting to play what other were playing, but shaking like a leaf in fear of actually getting hit with the dodge ball. Do you know how many kids I knew, growing up that lost teeth from this? Geesh!

    1. bethperry profile image91
      bethperryposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I know what you mean, Cantuhearmescream. When I was in ninth grade a boisterous boy hit me in the ear with the ball, so hard I was deaf for over a day in that ear. I think teachers that encourage the game are either have a mean streak or indifferent.

  5. lburmaster profile image83
    lburmasterposted 5 years ago

    They still have dodge ball in schools? I thought it was gone for good. I'm impressed. But as for the pop tart, that is just foolish of the school. The child is just playing with their food. Cops and robbers has always been a childhood game.

  6. Grace-Wolf-30 profile image60
    Grace-Wolf-30posted 5 years ago

    Oh my word I think we make too much fuss about children playing with toy guns. We all have a natural aggression in us and boys particularly need to play that aggression out. It does not mean that they're going to grow up to be mass murderers. That natural aggression is going to come out some time or another and it is better to set it free in children and let them express whilst they're young enough to learn right from wrong than repress it and it come out dangerously later.

  7. connorj profile image80
    connorjposted 5 years ago


    As a 5 year old boy who had played with a toy bazooka; I caution all to pay close attention to my answer. The answer is quite simply, the pop tart gun. Can you imagine the post traumatic stress that could develop from this? although I seldom eat pop tarts; I certainly will not avoid them. I have no aversion to them; however, if indeed I was exposed to a situation with a pop tart in the shape of a gun; I could only imagine the aversion and trauma that would have developed. If I had indeed eaten less pop tarts my pant size would be less than 38. My back checking in hockey would have been more superior; therefore, Scotty Bowman would have never communicated with me by yelling; BACK CHECK! BACK CHECK! He would have simply ignored me. As a child who played with toy guns and more devastating toy-weapons please, please don't allow your children to play with their food; "let them eat cakes" and play ice hockey...

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    pronatali2003posted 13 months ago

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