Sane advice for parents from a British safety organization.
Peter Cornall, head of leisure safety at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA), said: â€œWe need to ask ourselves whether it is better for a child to break a wrist falling out of a tree, or to get a repetitive strain wrist injury at a young age from using a computer or video games console.
â€œParents and children must not be frightened about venturing outside. When children spend time in the great outdoors, getting muddy, getting wet, getting stung by nettles, they learn important lessons â€“ what hurts, what is slippery, what you can trip over or fall from. We need to try to break down the perceived safety barriers to playing outside.