Blue Mountains City Council to limit fences

The Blue Mountains Municipal Council in West Sydney said that the fences effectively cage the children (stock image)

The council limits fences in playgrounds because they put children in "cages" and help bullies to corner vulnerable children

  • The Blue Mountains City Council said the fences effectively "cage" & # 39; to the kids
  • The Council also said that fences provide "opportunities for aggressors to corner victims."
  • Justifying the proposal, the Council wants children to act like children
  • We should let the children be children and stop interfering in them and in our lives & # 39;

Sahar Mourad for Daily Mail Australia

A city council has argued that the construction of fences around playgrounds will effectively cage & # 39; to the kids.

The Blue Mountains Municipal Council in western Sydney has also claimed that fences provide "opportunities for aggressors to corner their victims."

The council published its "Game Guidelines" brochure this year, which details how playgrounds can be better for children and their parents.

The Blue Mountains Municipal Council in West Sydney said that the fences effectively cage the children (stock image)

The Blue Mountains Municipal Council in West Sydney said that the fences effectively cage the children (stock image)

The council published its brochure "Game Guidelines" this year, which details how playgrounds can be better for children and their parents (stock image)

The council published its brochure "Game Guidelines" this year, which details how playgrounds can be better for children and their parents (stock image)

The council published its brochure "Game Guidelines" this year, which details how playgrounds can be better for children and their parents (stock image)

"Enclosing a play space from the rest of an open space limits the scope and variety of children's play, effectively" caging "the play in a contained space.This is not in the spirit of friendly places for children, "he said.

& # 39; Fences can reduce the perception of immediate parental responsibility & # 39;

One of the most serious concerns is the fact that wheelchair users can not enter the fenced areas, and any children in the fenced area could be cornered by a bully.

The council said it wants to see children act like children and that getting dirty or getting wet and running is not considered an unacceptable risk.

"The Australian Childhood Accident Prevention Foundation – Kidsafe – says:" Kids need … Make a mess, be noisy, get stained … ", reported the Game Guidelines.

The council said it wants to see children act like children (stock image)

The council said it wants to see children act like children (stock image)

The council said it wants to see children act like children (stock image)

Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg, a child and adolescent psychologist, told the Daily Telegraph that he disagrees with the removal of fences because it allows parents a well-deserved rest from worrying about their children.

"We should let the children be children and stop interfering in their lives," said Carr-Gregg.

The mayor of Blue Mountains, Mark Greenhill, said that "parents have a responsibility to watch their children in the park."

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