gaming and design
Can a playground be too safe?
Playgrounds should not be limited and children should be allowed to experience the thrill in order to overcome fear. As a parent, I disagree with Henry Sterns’ take because although there will be a number of falls or injuries that may occur at the playgrounds, the fact that falls are the most prevalent type of playground injury doesn’t have a significant effect on the child as injuries are rare. However, Henry argues that these seldom result in long-term bodily or mental harm. While several psychological experts and many parents were concerned that a kid who had a terrible fall would acquire a phobia of heights, research has revealed the opposite:(Tierney) A child who’s injured in a fall before attaining age nine is less likely to develop a fear of heights as a teenager as per the studies that have been taken therefore the effect may only be short-term and not a lifetime effect as claimed by henry.
I disagree as a parent also because limiting playing grounds due to the fear of injuries as researchers to some extent is denying children the maximum experience and the fun that comes with experiencing play grounds forgetting the injury and trau