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Hah – you really do have laugh at Nanny Health fascists;

Health officials say children should be banned from jumping on trampolines because they are too dangerous.  Citing nearly 100,000 injuries in 2009 alone, the American Academy of Pediatrics has also dismissed the recent addition of safety nets around trampolines. The Academy claims the nets do not make much difference in terms of safety, but instead lull parents into a false sense of security.

Look, trampolining is great fun! I remember doing it as a kid and enjoyed it enormously. I recall buying my own kids a trampoline. Is it “dangerous”? No more dangerous than riding a bike, jumping across a stream….just DOING things. You cannot wrap your kids in cotton wool and whilst I DO understand that kids can and will damage themselves that is preferable to the damage caused by having them cocooned from actually living a lively childhood.

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