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    LOL - if they trust him enough to get the children to and from one side of the road to the next then I really don't see the issue of the high five.

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    Oh wow, one of the lollipop ladies at my DS's school, not only gives high fives and touches kids on the head/shoulders but she also gives out xmas cards and candy canes at christmas time.. They better put a stop to that behavior.

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    I don't know why people are surprised tbh. Parents get so hysterical about everything these days the council probably thought they were doing the right thing - I'm sure someone complained about it

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    I think its bloody stupid!!!!! A high five is like a smile,you can try to give one out but someone doesn't have to return it.If the kids don't want to high five back,then that's cool.I love my lollypop man,he is so friendly!Even when I drop DS in car and wait for him to cross and wave as I drive through,the lollypop man always waves and smiles at me!Let it go

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Is the lollipop man really trying to encourage road safety....
    by encouraging students, when in the middle of the road, to take their eyes off traffic and focus on playing shenannigans with him?
    No he is rewarding them with a high 5 for using a safe crossing space and encouraging them to continue to use it and not other (potentially) dangerous crossings.

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    How silly !

    How is it any different than a greeting by way of a hand shake ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tootsiegirl View Post
    I also doubt he is doing it in the middle if the road OR compromising safety...that was never mentioned and that is what he is there to protect...
    But isn't that what lollipop people do? If they see kids coming they walk out into the middle of the road with their lollipop and then only walk back when the kids have crossed.

    There's probably plenty of things the article didnt mention and I bet this is one of them. They probably wanted to get people riled up ("oh we're becoming a nanny state") and mentioning that the High-5's were done while on the road could detract from that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mopoke View Post
    No he is rewarding them with a high 5 for using a safe crossing space and encouraging them to continue to use it and not other (potentially) dangerous crossings.
    It's not a safe crossing space if everyone is too busy high-5'ing instead if watching for cars!


 

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