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Outdoor play: Does avoiding the risks reduce the benefits? (free full-text available) – Early Childhood Australia

Outdoor play: Does avoiding the risks reduce the benefits? (free full-text available) – Early Childhood Australia | Overprotected children safety | Scoop.it
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Overprotected children - Today's Parent

Overprotected children - Today's Parent | Overprotected children safety | Scoop.it
The days of coddled and overscheduled kids may be ending as some families reject the idea of "hyper-parenting." Here's how they're letting go
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Children with Disabilities Can't Blossom if Overprotected

Children with Disabilities Can't Blossom if Overprotected | Overprotected children safety | Scoop.it

 a child with disabilities needs to be engaged with their peers, not segregated with disabled children, if they are to grow into competent adults.


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Trends in hospitalised injury, Australia: 1999-00 to 2010-11 (AIHW)

Trends in hospitalised injury, Australia: 1999-00 to 2010-11 (AIHW) | Overprotected children safety | Scoop.it
This report focuses on trends in hospitalisations due to injury and poisoning that occurred over the period 1999-00 to 2010-11. Information is also presented on the incidence of hospitalised injury in the financial year 2010-11.
Age-standardised rates of injury cases increased from 1999-00 to 2010-11 by an average of 1% per year. Increases per year across the period were found for injuries due to: falls (2%), intentional self-harm (1), assaults (0.5%) and other unintentional injuries (1.4%). Significant decreases occurred in the rate of hospitalisations due to poisoning by pharmaceuticals (5%) and by other substances (4%), and drowning and near drowning (1%, and 3% for children 0-4).
Among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people rates of injury increased from 3,268 cases per 100,000 population in 2007-08 to 3,708 per 100,000 in 2010-11. Analysis of different injury types revealed increases in rates of poisoning by pharmaceuticals, falls, intentional self-harm and other unintentional injuries during this time.
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Kids These Days: Growing Up Too Fast Or Never At All?

Kids These Days: Growing Up Too Fast Or Never At All? | Overprotected children safety | Scoop.it
Many of today's parents spent their childhoods playing on dangerous playgrounds and spending a lot of time unsupervised. Hanna Rosin says their kids need to take those same risks to feel independent.
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The Overprotected Kid

The Overprotected Kid | Overprotected children safety | Scoop.it
A preoccupation with safety has stripped childhood of independence, risk taking, and discovery—without making it safer. A new kind of playground points to a better solution.
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