Let children learn by taking a few risks, advocates Britain’s Royal Society for the Prevention of Accdents. The Telegraph reports:
Britain’s safety charity suggested yesterday it would be better for the occasional child to fall out of a tree and break their wrist than develop repetitive strain injury from playing computer games.
Peter Cornall, the head of leisure safety at the society, said children would learn “valuable life-long lessons” by scraping knees, grazing elbows and bumping heads — not least how they would avoid hurting themselves in future – whereas they would learn little from getting RSI from playing games day in, day out on a PC.
When the safety people say too few kids are falling out of trees, you know caution has gone too far.