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Jelly Bracelets Being Banned by Schools

Jelly Bracelets Being Banned by Schools

Posted - Dec. 12, 2003 at 4:45 p.m.



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Kimberly Houk ReportingJelly bracelets are making a comeback, but this time around instead of making a fashion statement, they could be making a statement about your kid's sex life.

Schools all over the nation, including one in Utah, are banning the jelly bracelets that kids are now calling sex bracelets. The different colored bracelets are said to represent different sexual favors.

The controversial bracelets have been banned at North Layton Junior High School. Each color represents a certain sexual favor. In a game called snap, if a boy breaks the bracelet off a girl's wrist, he gets a sexual coupon for that act.

Mary Watson, Student, North Layton Junior High School: “The girls will put them on their wrist, and if the boys can break it, like this, then you have to kiss the boy.”

Vice Principal: “They were starting to go from their thumbs to their elbows with so many bracelets and so many colors."

Jelly bracelets are the biggest fad right now in schools across the nation. But they're a fad with a hidden meaning. A meaning recently made clear to teachers at North Layton Junior High.

Katherine Ashton, Vice Principal, North Layton Junior High School: “It can symbolize some sort of sexual involvement, and so when we learned that we decided to ban them from our school."

Student: “I've seen them rip them off each other, and they've had to kiss."

But some students may be doing more than kissing. It all comes down to which color of bracelet gets ripped off the wrist. For example, yellow means hugging, purple bracelets are for kissing, red means lap dance, and black?

Student: “Black’s all the way.”

Vice Principal: “It's a five cent bracelet that a lot of people have access to, and it's a shame that it turns into something with such a horrible meaning."

Student: “They don't make a big scene out of it. They'll usually pull the student out of class and say ‘I need to take those bracelets cause they have a bad meaning to them.’"

Some of the students KSL talked to say they like to wear the bracelets because it's the style right now. Everybody's wearing them, but they don't all play the snap game.

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