‘Charlie Charlie’ banned in schools

2015-09-17 06:00
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Principals have put an end to ‘Charlie Charlie’ games.

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PRINCIPALS on the lower South Coast say that the hype surrounding the game, “Charlie Charlie”, has died down.

According to the Huffington Post, Charlie is apparently a Mexican child who committed suicide.

Children play the game asking him questions about anything and everything. They draw an X on a piece of paper and then write “yes” and “no” on the quadrants, resulting in two yes’s and two no’s.

Then two overlapping pencils are placed on each axis of the grid, crossing them in the middle. The game starts by children asking “Charlie, Charlie, are you there?” which is then followed by a question. The pencil then supposedly swings by itself to provide a yes or no answer for Charlie.

Dr D. Applaraju, RA Engar principal, said she quickly put and end to the game after carrying out an investigation as to who the ring leaders of the game were.

“It started with a few Grade 3 pupils­ who said they learnt it from school children while commuting,” said Appalraju.

She said one parent came to school to report that her child had a severe temperature and took extremely­ ill as he was traumatised by the game.

“Nobody has played the game for weeks as they are aware they will be punished if they do,” she said.

Jai Hind Primary held a special assembly a few weeks ago to put an end to the game and Port Shepstone Secondary put and end to the “madness” as soon as it surfaced

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