They're called "sex bracelets" and they're game pieces in a highly sexualized game with sexual implications and real life consequences.
Officials with Mesa County School District 51 are asking parents to talk with their kids about the accessory, after the issue was brought to light and a school in Lafayette, Colo. started asking parents to keep kids from wearing them to school.
The bracelets are a game piece in a highly sexualized game with sexual implications and real life consequences.
The bracelets are made of plastic, sometimes called "jelly" bracelets, and they're an accessory that could have kids pressuring each other into having sex.
11 News asked students at Grand Junction High School if they’d heard of the game, and many said they had. Some even play along.
Freshman Katy David knows all about the game, thanks to the Internet and friends, "I've heard a lot about it, I’ve even looked it up online to see what the different colors mean and everything."
She says the way the game, “Snap”, works is you wear a bracelet, and when it breaks, you have to “do what the color means."
The color guide is listed on several Web sites, and can change from site to site, but lists acts from hugging all the way up to sex.
Students say not everyone plays by the rules, but some do, and the game can sometimes be a form of sexual peer pressure.
Jeff Kirtland, School District 51 spokesman, says the issue hasn’t been brought to the District yet, but some administrators at different schools within the District say they’re aware of the situation.
Kirtland asks parents to be the first line of defense on any moral issue, and is asking parents to talk to their students about the game and any sexual behaviors.
He says only when and if the bracelets become a distraction in the classroom will the District consider disciplinary action or bans.