This is total bullshit. I just read a USA Today article that discusses schools that ban games such as tag and soccer during recess. Think of the children! Yeah, right. I ran around like a freak during first grade recess, and I received my share of bumps and bruises. No lasting harm done.
Some traditional childhood games are disappearing from school playgrounds because educators say they're dangerous. Elementary schools in Cheyenne, Wyo., and Spokane, Wash., banned tag at recess this year. Others, including a suburban Charleston, S.C., school, dumped contact sports such as soccer and touch football. In other cities, including Wichita; San Jose, Calif.; Beaverton, Ore.; and Rancho Santa Fe., Calif., schools took similar actions earlier.
I love videogames as much as the next guy, but... well I probably love video games more than the next guy, but... physical activity is important. I keep telling that to myself as my 30-something gut edges up on 200 pounds. I need to play more DDR.
Let's just hope that this law falls out of favor soon, because I think it's just plain stupid.