Don’t raise your children in bubblewrap! How the media distort your assessment of risks

by 1389 on March 17, 2013

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5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Children Do: Gever Tulley at TEDxMidwest

Published on Aug 30, 2012 by TEDxTalks

In his humorous and uplifting style, Gever Tulley debunks classic myths of childhood safety. With rampant fear mongering, is it any wonder that children are actually over-protected? Instead, Tulley believes the most effective way to keep children safe is to give them a little taste of danger.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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1 Gramfan March 18, 2013 at 1:56 am

I think he has a point!

Remember all the things we did years ago and we actually survived?

I’m sure it has something to do with the sate knowing what’s best for your kids.
In OZ you don’t actually own your kids till they are 16 or 17.

If the child protection people think you are doing the ‘wrong thing’ – and that’s by their definition – they can take your child away.

2 Gramfan March 18, 2013 at 1:57 am

that should be “State”,,ooops!

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