While promoting risk-taking on school grounds may raise questions of liability for schools and concerns for parents it is essential for the development of healthy young people, according to a new declaration officially released September 4, 2017 in Berlin, Germany by the International School Grounds Alliance (ISGA). The declaration is endorsed by all 54 ISGA Leadership Council members, representing 38 organizations from 16 countries and six continents.
The declaration is currently available in 13 different languages. It cites research from around the globe demonstrating the benefits of risk-taking and showing that an indiscriminate risk-minimization policy can be a source of harm.
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