Monday, October 04, 2004

The compensation culture

Good to see primary school children being introduced to the idea that you should take ludicrous precautions or someone might sue you. They're playing the traditional British game of conkers, but being asked to wear eye protection. The headmaster is terrified that if someone puts their eye out, that the school will be sued. These are the same children who will then tear round a playground, scaping their knees and occasionally worse. Should children not be forced to wear padded safety suit when playing?

And then someone will complain that children are getting fat because they don't play enough. How can they, when any such activity is regarded as inherently dangerous?

BBC NEWS | England | Cumbria | Pupils wear goggles for conkers


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