Some schools, and some psychologists, are concerned about the emotional trauma kids might endure if they have a falling out with a close friend. Solution: Ban kids from having best friends. Kids have to only play in groups.
Educational psychologist Gaynor Sbuttoni said the policy has been used at schools in Kingston, South West London, and Surrey. "They are doing it because they want to save the child the pain of splitting up from their best friend."
Not all in education agree. Russell Hobby, of the National Association of Head Teachers, told Harry Hawkins of The Sun, "I don't think it is widespread but it is clearly happening. It seems bizarre."
Bizarre, indeed. Hyperactive school administrators or helicopter parents? Good luck figuring out who is behind this one.
Good thing America isn't so goofy as to ban little kids from having friends. We only ban kids from hugging each other.
Some British Schools Ban Kids From Having Best Friends