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Monday, June 19, 2006

ROSPA relay

'Playgrounds have become so boring that children are choosing to play on roadsides and railway lines ... Too many overly safe facilities mean youngsters are seeking out more stimulating environments, the Royal Society for Prevention of Accidents said' (Metro, 16 June 2006, p.2). Sounds sensible. In fact, it sounds a familiar argument. Oh yes, I was a series editor at SHU Press when Swings and Roundabouts: the Danger of Safety in Outdoor Play Environments by Kate Moorcock (ISBN 0 86339 8340) was plonked on my desk. It made similar observations to ROSPA. Eight years ago ....


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