Friday, September 23, 2005

Family mourns conker accident youth

Of course we all feel sorry for this boy and his family. But there are more health risks involved in telling children not to play, climb trees, or whatever than there are in play-related accidents.

Our children are unhealthy partly because we are afraid to let them play outside like we used to. The motorised school run, computer games and excessive parental controls driven by media scare stories are damaging childrens' health.

I am sorry for young Louis Read, but at least he died having fun. At least he was being a child. He was just unlucky. Better to die that way than of poor health later because he never climbed a tree.

the Mail online | Mail - news, sport, showbiz, health and more | Family mourns conker accident youth

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