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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 gringer on Friday June 13 2014, @09:25PM

    by gringer (962) on Friday June 13 2014, @09:25PM (#55126)

    if they survived

    You need to fall a long way to kill yourself, assuming some measure of sanity about not landing with every muscle completely rigid. Children are also lighter than adults, so have less of the squishy force when they hit the ground, making damage much less severe than it would be had an adult fallen the same distance.

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