The Irish game, which was popular in the 1980s, has been revived as part of a push to introduce more casual games to children in schools.
The game was first created in the 1970s and has been played for decades by children in Ireland.
However, a number of parents have raised concerns that the games are a form of bullying, particularly when the children are the most vulnerable in society.
The issue was highlighted by an online petition to the Department of Education, the Government’s official body for education.
The Department of the Environment said the games were part of an integrated curriculum and would not be banned.
The petition also called on parents to sign a petition saying their children were being bullied in the game and that the Department had no power to enforce it.
In a statement, the Department said the game was being introduced in schools to meet the needs of students and to give them an alternative.
“The aim is to make it as easy as possible for pupils to learn new skills such as pingpongs,” it said.
The move follows a report by the Irish Institute of Educational Research, which said there was evidence that pingpings were used by bullies to bully and harass children.
The report also highlighted the risk of the game being used by children to encourage others to play in the same way.
The Dáil education committee is expected to vote on the petition on Monday.
It will also be debated by the Government and the Oireachtas education committee.
The department said the petition had not been received properly.
“We welcome the support of parents and the wider community and have therefore decided to introduce the game to schools in Ireland in 2017,” a spokesman said.
“In doing so we have consulted with the Dáiliag and the Department and taken into account the views of parents, the D&AD and others.”
A Department of Health spokesman said: “We are aware of the petition and are consulting with the parents concerned about the game.
We will take this into consideration when we consider our next steps.”