As yet another school puts a limit on what activities the kids can play during lunch and recess it leads me to question what are our kids meant to do these days?
A Melbourne school recently banned kids from playing ball before and after school. No that isn't a huge time frame. But aren't they more likely to get into mischief if they can't entertain themselves with a ball while waiting for the bell to ring?
Today we hear of a Sydney school banning handstands and cartwheels in the playground during lunch and recess. I totally understand the insurance premiums and risks involved. But when does it stop? How do you know when enough is enough?
Swings are a thing of the past in most playgrounds, for fear of someone being knocked down. The poor old sandpit better watch its back!
Will all these limited activities lead our kids to live in a cotton wool generation?
The generation that is too scared to have fun because it costs too much, or might lead to a law suit?
I don't want my children to really on technology to get their kicks. I want them outside (or inside) doing tricks and having fun like I did!
What do you think? Does this make you worried about what the future holds for our children and their freedom to have fun outdoors?