Some schools in England are starting to ban students from having best friends in school. Some teachers are going as far as enforcing students to unfriend their best friends.
These schools are claiming that tight-knit friend groups lead to other children feeling left out. While it is a good idea to learn how to be friends with everyone, some people just don’t get along. Critics of this “BFF ban” argue that having a best friend brings not only joy but lifelong value and support.