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posted by n1 on Friday June 13 2014, @09:48AM   Printer-friendly
from the we-could-start-a-riot dept.

In contrast to the modern trend of helicopter parenting and safety-first playgrounds, one school in New Zealand has decided to completely do away with rules during recess playtime to great effect. They aren't alone in this reversal, some of which can be justified by a study showing that children who injured themselves by falling from heights grow up to be less fearful of heights than those who weren't hurt.

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  • (Score: 2) by Alfred on Friday June 13 2014, @01:18PM

    by Alfred (4006) on Friday June 13 2014, @01:18PM (#54932) Journal

    Forget climbing, does this mean the kids can play tag?

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 13 2014, @01:35PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday June 13 2014, @01:35PM (#54938)

    They can do anything they want. They can even do stuff where they hurt each other as long as all the kids involved are OK with getting hurt (i.e. no bullying, but tackle football is fine).