And the Pussification of America Continues: American Academy of Pediatrics Trying To Ban Trampolines
Yahoo – Trampolines are too dangerous for children to use, the American Academy of Pediatrics said Monday. Citing nearly 100,000 injuries in 2009, the academy issued the warning in a statement published in Pediatrics and noted that the safety nets added in recent years don’t make much of a difference. “I think parents see the soft springy mat and they think it’s safe, like water,” LaBotz said. “What they don’t realize is that once you get it to bouncing, especially if there are multiple users, it can be dangerous. Bigger kids and adults like to rocket propel up the little kids, getting them to bounce higher than they would otherwise and if the kid comes down wrong, it is the same as falling 9 or 10 feet onto a hard surface.” Among the most common injuries in all age groups, include sprains, strains and contusions. Falls from the trampoline accounted for 37 to 39 percent of all injuries and can be potentially catastrophic, the authors reported.
Awesome study by the Academy of Pediatrics here. Just brilliant work. 2 years to determine that trampolines are in fact dangerous. Gee ya think? Listen everybody knows at least one person who pretty much maimed themselves on a trampoline growing up. It’s just part of being a kid. Like if you’re a parent and you get a trampoline and don’t realize it’s dangerous than you’re a flat moron who doesn’t deserve to raise kids in the first place. The point is we don’t need a bunch of stuffy ass doctors telling people what they can and can’t do. Trampolines have been around forever. Kids will always love them. Kids will always get hurt. Same thing with moonwalks, sports, and living in general. Why don’t you let people decide how to live for themselves and stop big brothering everybody to death.