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Going Too Far?: Schools Want To Ban The Term ‘Best Friends’ To Stop Kids From Feeling Left Out

BAN the phrase ‘best friends’! Schools are told to stop kids using the term which makes classmates feel left out

 

Schools around the world are banning the term ‘best friends,’ stopping children from naming their favorite buddy in a bid to ensure classmates don’t feel left out.

A New York psychologist says the trend that started in London is now spreading across the US.

‘The idea of banning the phrase “best friends” is a very intriguing social experiment,’ clinical psychologist Dr. Barbara Greenberg tells CBS in New York.

‘Let’s face it, you can’t ban somebody from having a close relationship, and you can’t really ban somebody from having a best friend but what the schools are trying to do is foster the idea of kids having more than a single friend,’ Greenberg says.

It's apparently become a trend in schools in the US and the UK to ban students from using the term, 'best friends,' according to clinical psychologist Dr. Barbara Greenberg [stock photo]

It’s apparently become a trend in schools in the US and the UK to ban students from using the term, ‘best friends,’ according to clinical psychologist Dr. Barbara Greenberg [stock photo]