Expert says Aussie children have forgotten how to play guilty nanny-state schools and telephone addiction
Aussie children no longer play outside at recess due to exaggerated teachers and telephone addiction, says expert
- Educational experts have said that children are losing the ability to play during school
- They call childcare centers that are concerned about injuries and telephone addiction
- Pilot programs focused on physical activity such as iPlay are successful
- Most experts agree that physical activity and play are important for development
Addiction to cell phones and nanny-state schools are the fault of a generation of children who have lost the ability to play outside, experts say.
Leading educator and author Maggie Dent said that the days when children play handball during the break or kick around football after school are long gone.
& # 39; They don't even know how to play Dodge Ball without anyone showing them, & # 39; told Mrs. de Newscorp.
& # 39; We raise brains on chairs, data sources that make schools look good – we lose contact with raising entire children & # 39 ;, she said.
Addiction to cell phones and nanny-state schools are the fault of a generation of children who have lost the ability to play outside, experts say (stock image)
A pilot program called iPlay, partly funded by the New South Wales government. who assesses and tries to improve the school's play policy (stock image)
Ms. Dent is writing a paper on the subject that she will present to education departments.
Professor Chris Lonsdale of the Australian Catholic University is another educational expert who is concerned about the lack of exercise that children get.
He has declared a pilot program called iPlay, funded in part by the New South Wales government, which is reviewing and trying to improve the school's play policy.
The program claims to have demonstrated that one year of the correct playing time included in a child's training can reverse three to six years of aerobic fitness.
& # 39; Some schools ask children not to bring sports equipment, because ball games can cause injuries.
& # 39; We do not want to undermine their physical and emotional development by protecting them too much against reasonable risks associated with being outdoors, & # 39; said Professor Lonsdale.
He said that the aerobic fitness of children has decreased over the past 30 years because they have not been given the opportunity to play actively and if they do, they have not developed the skills.
Former director and teacher Mark Baker has also criticized the anti-game policy and said that we are a & # 39; nanny state & # 39; have become.
Baker was one of the first clients to ban cell phones in his classrooms at the Manly school where he worked.
He said he saw a worrying number of children not participating in handball or football matches outside the classroom and he is concerned that children are losing the ability to socialize immediately.
Schools that have banned cell phones have said they notice a difference in how children act on the playground – asking staff for sports equipment and interacting with each other.
Most experts agree that physical activity is very important for the development of a child (stock image)
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