Cotton wool kids have say on school playground safety

Brendon P Hyndman

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Abstract

A culture of risk anxiety could be causing teachers and parents to wrap school children in cotton wool, according to a Charles Darwin University researcher.
International Graduate Centre of Education researcher and lecturer Dr Brendon Hyndman said it was important to encourage children to be physically active by allowing them to overcome small risks in the school playground.
Dr Hyndman recently interviewed 54 Victorian primary and secondary school students about playground safety influences, and suggested schools could benefit from including students in discussions on safety policies.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationCharles Darwin University News
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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