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AvaTarZ Nature Park in Netherlands Tackles “Nature-Deficit Disorder”

Online PR News – February 10, 2013
By Online PR News

AvaTarZ Nature Park in Netherlands Tackles “Nature-Deficit Disorder” Just twenty years ago, most children and teenagers were still walking to school every day, also spending the bulk of their pastime playing outdoors. However, things have changed dramatically within one generation: TV, computers, game consoles, smartphones and legions of electronic media now provide what youngsters consider as genuine entertainment. Moreover, society, these days forced to focus more and more on Health and Safety issues, inadvertently promotes keeping children indoors, favouring, if any, regimented “safe” physical activities over imaginative play. Parental fears, together with the decline in natural areas and the lure of the screen result in many children never…
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