Creating a nation of sooks


We are creating a nation of sooks where very soon w will have to send kids to school wrapped in bubblewrap.

A misguided health and safety culture is threatening to render children’s play meaningless, early childhood providers are to be warned.

The United Kingdom-based founder of Outdoor Play and Learning (Opal), Michael Follett, says a “policy of fear” has reshaped play to the extent that children are losing out on vital learning.

“You are taking away their ability to learn through primary, first-hand experience, which is how children actually learn.

“They need to fall over, they need to cut themselves, have bumps and bruises.

“If you over-protect, they don’t learn resilience.”

Life is full of knocks, bumps, grazes and falls. Best let kids experience that so they learn the ground is hard and corners are sharp.



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  • Simo

    Evolution has a way of sorting this PC rubbish out, and its why the left is evolving back to an intellectual swamp just like the Guinness advertisement of a few years ago. The peasants are a lot more educated and don’t need a 17th century MO to tell them how to live.

  • maninblack

    Its the PC brigade.
    Its lawyers that have fucked everything i reckon.. people are scared of getting sued if anything happens, so everything gets more and more ‘lawyer proof’

  • Pissedoffyouth

    I know plenty of parents who don’t let little Timmy climb trees but let him play r18 games. Wonder which ones going to be better for him?

  • cows4me

    You certainly notice a more softer child these days but I guess I could be somewhat prejudge having lived in the country most of my life. I know our kids have mates that live in the city and when they come to visit it’s like a new world to them. Hunting, fishing, guns , motorbikes, large animals, small animals, work etc. It’s like a new world to most and some are very cautious to start with but given time they don’t seem to want to go home. But I’m afraid we a breeding a generation that would struggle to survive if society went tits up, I guess that’s just the way it is.

    • Travis Poulson

      Keep the townies off the quad, more trouble than it’s worth.

      • cows4me

        No quads for townies Travis, they are quite a few skill levels up than motorbikes.

  • LabTested

    George Carlin says it all

  • Lion_ess

    Wait, he hasn’t got his gloves and his puffer.