Children at a school in Melbourne will be told in their classrooms that they should “find alternative ways to show affection” than hugging, the Geelong Advertiser has reported.
Hugging, an almost universally accepted human interaction of fraternity, friendship, and trust acceptance has now been labeled the opposite by teachers:
“In this current day and age we are really conscious about protecting kids and teaching them from a young age that you have to be cautious,” St Patricks Primary School principal John Grant said.
Hypersensitivity, combined with speech codes and other restrictions, are hindering the capacity of full and frank discussion on university campuses across the world.
Out university campuses are becoming locations of a concerning growth of anti-Semitism.