The Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE America) released a position statement on the inappropriate use of physical activity in the school setting. Their position states, "... withholding physical activity (PA) and physical education (PE) as a form of punishment and/or behavior management is inappropriate. In addition, administering physical activity as punishment is inappropriate. Using physical activity as a punishment discourages students' engagement in an active lifestyle, which is counter-productive to the development of the whole child. School administrators, physical education teachers, classroom teachers, coaches, parents, and others working with children and young adults play a critical role in providing meaningful physical activity experiences. Providing meaningful physical activity ensures that children and youth develop positive attitudes toward movement and active healthy lifestyles."
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