Bernthal-The Way It Oughta Be: Playground Safety

(KPLR) – Has playground safety gone too far?  Here’s JB with The Way It Oughta Be.

I’m going to guess this comes as no surprise but now some experts believe we’ve created playgrounds that are too safe and too uninspiring.

The problem is too many kids would get hurt on a playground that really challenges their body and mind.

The truth is there’s one more problem; the lawsuits that have been filed because of playground injuries.

Well now some cities feel they can’t play it safe anymore.  Too many kids are bored, too many kids are not exercising and too many kids are leaving their imaginations at home because they don’t need it for a couple of swings.

So kudos to anyone willing to design a playground with risks; we’ll end up thanking them in the long run, after the casts are removed from a broken arm.

I’m JB and that’s The Way It Oughta Be.