Stickeez cause problems in certain schools

2015-09-17 06:00

STICKEEZ have been the talk of the town since Pick n Pay introduced the tiny promotional rubber­ toys that come in four categories­ - monster, farm, jungle and ocean.

In just over a month these collectables­ have become a problem­ in schools because children­ are swopping and fighting over them.

In some schools letters have been sent to parents stating that they will not be allowed at school.

These toys have become as popular as Pokémon among children­ and adults.

Schools have said these toys should be played with at home not because they are demonic, but merely for protection of children­ as the swopping often results in fights.

Suid-Natal Primêre Skool principal, Mr Laurens, said they have stopped pupils from bringing Stickeez to school because they get lost, and this creates problems.

“We have banned Stickeez to protect the pupils.

“They lose them and blame each other.

“I think by banning them it will make discipline easy for us at school,” said Laurens.

Izotsha Primary School principal­ Mr Richards said fortunately there have been no commotion­ over Stickeez among pupils.

“Fortunately we have not experienced any problems with the children and their Stickeez.

“The pupils are collecting them and there has not been any fighting over them - they are well behaved,” he said

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