There’s a new craze sweeping Australian schools, and they’re starting to get banned.
Everyone – this is a “fidget spinner”.
This device is for those who like to fidget, and can provide a sense of comfort in stressful situations, a way to concentrate and provide a sensory experience. You can twirl them between your fingers.
It’s becoming the new ‘it’ toy amongst students and the basic models start at just $10.
Some teachers have decided that these toys create more disruption than focus, and Australian schools have started banning them from classrooms.
Melbourne school Mazenod College has been one of the first to ban the device, according to the Herald Sun.
However, the ‘toy’ is not actually targeted at kids – it’s meant to be beneficial for adult fidgeters. They have continued to sell like hotcakes, with business owner Josh Gordon who stocks the item saying he has sold 11,000 spinners in the past two months.
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