Parents won't let their children roam, says National Trust
Martin WainwrightToo many parents are cooping up their families and denying them an adventurous outdoor childhood, according to a survey commissioned by the National Trust.
Published to mark the all-day Natural Childhood Summit , the data marks the latest stage of the trust's determined attempt to see more under-13s with tree-climbing skills and muddy knees.
Carried out by YouGov, the poll found that 45% of parents with children aged 12 and under wanted "more local safe places to play" as an incentive to allow their children a freer rein. Pressed on what "safe" meant, 37% of those unhappy with present arrangements cited "stranger danger", 25% a lack of doorstep green space and 21% too much traffic on routes to playing fields, the countryside or parks.
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" Parents won't let their children roam, says National Trust", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2012. Consulté le 02/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/parents-won-t-let-their-children-roam-says-national-trust