Why do our children wear bandanas?

@Magus274 (664)
New Zealand
September 23, 2006 7:41pm CST
what do you think and why?
9 responses
@indiandevil (2383)
• Canada
16 Oct 06
oh come on now? Are you telling me no one here has ever wore a bandana in their lives. Just because gangs wear them, doesn't mean every one who wears them belong to gangs. Thats rediculious! People let stereotypes run their lives too much. Thugs also usually wear the best in fashion clothes does that mean that hoodies, and baggy pants etc should be banned as well. By the time everyone finds something that is associated to a gang and bans it...our children will be going to school naked, or in a prision type overhall, which could aslo be tied in with gangs since that is what they wear AFTER they have been caught but yeah lets let thaqt stereotype run our lives for us
@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
17 Oct 06
ooops "when you wear them you have to be aware. These are the societies we are bringing our children up in."
• United States
17 Oct 06
When I said accessory I also meant as a decorative item. I always wore one to match the outfit I was wearing. It was a cute and uniqu accessory. Pirates wear them and kids like to play "pirate" and other such games. If they are young kids and are not exposed to gangs then it seems harmless to me.
@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
18 Oct 06
Thanks, I agree that the young ones should be allowed to wear them and I also think it is their right, the problem is that when they grow up. When they wear them to fit in, rather than just as an accessory, they become associated with dear i say it gangs. Children are sensitive to colour and understand about the need to fit in, we as parents need to be aware of the little things, and ask our children why they like to wear such garments and try to get an honest answer from them.
@HerShe (2385)
• Canada
17 Oct 06
I have know idea. I have seen this and I am now curious as to why children wear bandanas. I would guess for the same reasons an adult would wear one. Two reasoons I can think of off the top of my head would be: 1. Absorbs sweat and 2. Style. Why do you think children wear bandanas?
@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
17 Oct 06
I am aware that children and young adults wear them to be associated with gangs, not all children do but alot of them do. When you see music videos with artists wearing them children like to copy. There are incentives like "bandana day" to highlight illnesses and bring awareness to certain causes which is a great idea and takes some of the negativity that comes with them. I guess its the colours that are the real issue?
@tater03 (1765)
• United States
17 Oct 06
My kids have wore them from time to time. When they start wearing one it usually means that they are ready or in need of a haircut.
@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
17 Oct 06
Thanks, you have a point. Its good to know what your children are up to and why.
• United States
16 Oct 06
they are an accessory to clothing. I wear them when they are not lost, especially when I am cleaning and want stray hairs to stay out of my face.
@Magus274 (664)
• New Zealand
17 Oct 06
Yes I understand that they have a practical purpose. But when the kids wear them it's not to keep the hair out their face.
@bblessed (1822)
• United States
18 Oct 06
To keep the sun off their heads??????????
@kataztrophy (1838)
• United States
25 Sep 06
I wouldnt, I dont think baby thugs are cute.
@mcmomss (2601)
• United States
24 Sep 06
My little one does sometimes when he's playing, he thinks it looks cool.
@slimfox (900)
• United States
24 Sep 06
where we use to live different color bandanas means the differnt type of gang you were in..red/bloods blue/crips..