The Internet, the News, and the End of Kids Playing Outside

Kids playing outside unsupervised is rare image of man holding child's hand outside

Kids playing outside used to be a common sight. But today it’s becoming exceedingly rare. Parents are fearful of allowing children to play outside unsupervised despite the fact that there’s never been a safer time to grow up. One reason might be our constant access to news. Researchers have correlated it with higher stress and a misperception that the world is more dangerous than ever.

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