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The Campaign seeks to show that life is best approached in a spirit of exploration, adventure and enterprise; to influence and better inform attitudes towards risk; to build wider recognition that chance, unforeseen circumstances and uncertainty are inescapable features of life and that absolute safety is unachievable; and to demonstrate that sensible education and preparation enable an appropriate balance to be achieved between risk & safety and achievement & opportunity.

BBC Risk Article
Friday, 13 February 2009
In today's "cotton-wool culture", children, it's often claimed, are rarely left to learn from life's hard knocks. Instead, adults tend to adopt a safety-first approach, even if the risk amounts to little more than a grazed knee

Teach children about risk
Saturday, 25 October 2008

Outdoor education drive to teach children about risk

By Cathy Wallace
Children & Young People Now 5 February 2008

Teachers and youth leaders should prioritise the educational benefits of school trips rather than fear "rare risks" such as terrorist attacks, according to ministers.


Launching the government's Staying Safe action plan today, junior children's minister Kevin Brennan said a culture change was needed to educate people on rare risks and real risks.

He said children were more at risk from accidents in the home or being hit by a car than paedophiles or terrorists.

The action plan aims to make it easier and less bureaucratic to take children on school trips.

Popular attractions will be able to apply for a quality mark that shows they meet standards for safety and the learning available.

Other measures in the plan include new guidance on bullying in settings outside of school, such as children's homes, and new guidance on protecting children with disabilities or special educational needs from bullying.

Brennan said: "If children are not safe, they cannot be happy, healthy, or reach their full potential. But we can't wrap them up - they need to learn about taking risks so they can protect themselves

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