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Suffolk schools in a spin over new playground craze fidget spinners – should they be banned?

Fidget spinners are the latest toy craze sweeping the UK. Picture: FIDGET SPINNER/fidgetspinner.co.uk

Fidget spinners are the latest toy craze sweeping the UK. Picture: FIDGET SPINNER/fidgetspinner.co.uk

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Fidget spinners – the latest toy craze sweeping Britain – have arrived in Suffolk.

The gadgets, which can be flicked and spun between your fingers, are cut-price and have already proved a hit with children across the UK.

Marketed as a toy which could help youngsters with autism, creators say the devices can relieve stress.

But schools have already started banning them – over fears children could be distracted in class.

Online reviewers of the toys have suggested the widgets help with their stress levels.

One said: “This thing is awesome. Helps me focus while at work and helps a lot with fidgeting.”

However, experts have pointed out that there are little or no studies backing up the theory fidget spinners could act as an aid for children and adults with ADHD, autism and anxiety.

What do you think of the toys? Has your child had theirs confiscated, or has their school banned them?

Let us know by taking part in our poll and share your thoughts with us in the comments below.


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