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Parents think it is too dangerous to let their kids play in the snow. I wonder why that is …

We seem to have become a timid race here in the UK.

From the Torygraph, we have this :

Nearly a third of parents believe it is “too dangerous” to let their children play outside in the snow, in case they slip on ice or get hit by a snowball, a survey has shown.

Worried parents will ban their children from making snowmen and having snowball fights this winter – for fear they will catch a cold, a study found.

The protective one in five mums and dads, 20 per cent, will try to stop their youngsters falling ill by keeping them wrapped up warm indoors.

Furthermore, 29 per cent say it is “too dangerous” to let them outside because they may slip on ice or be bruised by a tightly-packed snowball.

That is despite many parents admitting they “enjoyed” playing outside when they were younger, the study by Chessington World of Adventures Resort found.

A stressed 20 per cent say they are “too tired” or “too busy” to supervise their children outside, so they find it easier to ban them completely.

And, if one is wondering why, then I will offer this load of complete and utter alarmist bollocks as a possible reason (emphasis mine) :

Forecasters have warned of major travel disruption, threats to power supplies and fears for the elderly as they predicted falls of up to 12in in some areas today and tomorrow.

Higher ground will see the worst, especially in Wales and the west of England, but up to 4in will fall in other areas. Winds up to 25mph will also cause drifting, forecasters said.

A red weather warning has been issued in South Wales, where up to 12in of snow and 30mph winds are forecast.

Thousands of people were advised not to leave their homes, with the dangers so severe that even the fit and healthy are at risk.

It isn’t even half way up a pair of wellingtons or even blowing a gale for fucks sake! I have read some shite in my time but that takes the gold medal in bollocks.

At this rate we will be extinct within a few years I think.

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4 comments to Parents think it is too dangerous to let their kids play in the snow. I wonder why that is …

  • Harbinger

    Unbelievable.
    Our youth today are being turned into nancy boys. Jeez, I would go out at school break from 5 upwards, with shorts on having snowball fights and making ice slides. I practically lived in the snow back in the seventies. And I laugh when I see society shut down because of a snow fall. Not only are the elites controlling the weather (see HAARP technology) they’re now controlling people through weather. Madness.

    • Wasp

      Harbinger – I think we are of a similar age :) I think one of the “nancy boys” must have been writing in the Telegraph as I am not sure otherwise how a foot of snow could be classed as dangerous.

  • Sheeesh. I have BICYCLED slightly over a half mile to a favorite pub after a 24″ snowfall with the temperature in the low single digits Fahrenheit! Granted, I had to walk the bike in a few places, and I waited a couple of hours till I at least had some tire ruts to follow, but hey… gonna let a bit o’ snow stop me? LOL!

    - MJM

    • Wasp

      Michael – the UK seems to be doomed to descend into irrelevance as people hide in their homes for fear of confronting anything out of the ordinary or, in official speak, dangerous. :)