let anarchy prevail
January 26, 2014 11:30 AM Subscribe
posted by philip-random (62 comments total)
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Primary school in New Zealand ditches safety rules, loses bullies in the process
. But this wasn't a playtime revolution, it was just a return to the days before health and safety policies came to rule.AUT professor of public health Grant Schofield, who worked on the research project, said there are too many rules in modern playgrounds. "The great paradox of cotton-woolling children is it's more dangerous in the long-run." Society's obsession with protecting children ignores the benefits of risk-taking, he said. Children develop the frontal lobe of their brain when taking risks, meaning they work out consequences. "You can't teach them that. They have to learn risk on their own terms. It doesn't develop by watching TV, they have to get out there."