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Over-protective parents robbing children of their childhood, experts warn | the Daily Mail

Over-protective parents are warned today that they are denying youngsters a proper childhood by keeping them indoors playing video games instead of letting them outside to play. A group of almost 300 teachers, psychologists, authors and childcare experts claim the loss of unstructured play is threatening the health and well-being of a generation. They say that loosely supervised fun is crucial for keeping children active, teaching them to deal with risk and learn to get on with others... ...

The warning comes in an open letter signed by, among others, children's author Philip Pullman, childcare expert Dr Penelope Leach and Baroness Susan Greenfield, director of the Royal Institution...

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