Teachers at an elite private school are forced to clamp down on students hitting each other in the genitals
- The 13-year-old male students were told off for hitting each other in the testicles
- Teachers warned the schoolboys of future health issues tapping could cause
- Students were also recently caught making misogynistic and racial slurs
Schoolboys at an elite private school have been told to stop striking each other in the genitals.
Year 7 students at Trinity College in Perth have been caught by teachers hitting their friends in the testicles with the backs of their hands.
The fad, known as ‘sack tapping’, became so popular that teachers at the school have been forced to warn the 13-year-olds about associated health concerns and tell their parents.
Students at an elite private school have been told off for ‘sack tapping’ each other (stock image of school students not associated with the incident)
Trinity College’s head of Year 7 Clint Testa said he was worried the game could effect the boys’ futures.
‘It was a difficult conversation to have with 180 13-year-old boys,’ Mr Testa told The West Australian.
‘But I impressed upon them the dangers associated with this bit of ‘fun’ and that not only can it lead to some serious short-term pain, but can also result in some serious long-term consequences.’
Simon Torvaldsen from the Australian Medical Association of WA said the boys would have to whack their friends quite hard to cause long-term damage but said the school was right to act.
‘I think the school’s right to say we’re not going to tolerate this sort of thing. The concern is that it can very easily morph into bullying type behaviour.’
The sack whacking warning comes after the school cracked down on a series of derogatory comments directed at woman and people of different races.
Mr Testa said the boys had strong values but added teenagers can veer off-track.
In 2017 the school suspended a boy filmed viciously punching another student.
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Trinity College for comment.
A teacher from Trinity College in Perth (pictured) warned the boys of the health issues associated with sack tapping