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In this day and age of modern technology and advancement children have so many options of activities to participate in There are countless video games computers and electronic toys to distract them from physical exercise Often times the only real exercise a child will receive is through Physical education classes and sports activities through school The game of dodge ball which has been a classic activity in Phys Ed For many years has become an issue for some Many teachers and others want to take dodge ball out of PE curriculum because of in their opinion its violent nature In dodge ball the rules are simple players throw balls at other players attempting to hit them and eliminate them from the game In light of many violent happenings between school children across the country it is important to look at the root of these problems and try to change the way children think Dodge ball is merely a game and is the least of our problems regarding childrens attitudes towards violence This issue has caused quite a debate between PE teachers across the country Describing it as litigation action waiting to happen and encouraging the best to pick on the weak and to be glorified for picking on the weak Is that not the basic object of sports To analyze your opponents weaknesses to exploit them in play in order to win Is that not the basis of every game The purpose of Physical Education is to provide supervised physical activities to children to keep them fit and active and also to teach children who arent very skilled at something to get better Dodge ball is great exercise it teaches body control hand eye coordination and most of all its fun to play There are contact sports that children avidly participate in that project a much more violent attitude than dodge ball For example football wrestling soccer and karate these are activities that obviously
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