Dumb Down Safety, Wowserism in the 21st Century Despite the backlash against ‘elf ‘n safety’ in both the UK and Australia (eg. Brown and Hanlon In The Interests of Safety; Tim Gill , No Fear and Long, Risk Makes Sense the Victorian regulator continues to show just why people hate … [Read more...] about Dumb Down Safety, Wowserism in the 21st Century
Oh no! Safety has been Here! There’s nothing quite like that sinking feeling when you are inadvertently assaulted by the crusade of Safety. Just when you thought you were free to learn, discover, play and relax, you get confronted yet again by the Safety monster. It seems Safety lurks in every … [Read more...] about Oh no! Safety has been Here!
Which is the better place to learn Ok, so which of the playgrounds below is more likely to entice kids away from their computer games and definitely more likely to encourage imagination, social interaction and risk appreciation?. Which kids will better prepared and safer when they find themselves … [Read more...] about Which is the better place to learn
Playground Safety All kids like to spend some time at the playground no matter what time of the year it is. The biggest challenge for parents and caregivers is ensuring that the playground is safe for the child. It is important that the child’s playground area is carefully examined prior to … [Read more...] about Playground Safety
Excellent Safety Controls – Well Sort Of? Currently staying in holiday resort and went for a bit of a wander…… I noticed a children’s playground and was at first impressed that it contained the original high risk/high fun play equipment we grew up with and somehow survived, including an old … [Read more...] about Excellent Safety Controls – Well Sort Of?