Beware Dangerism!: Why We Worry About the Wrong Things and What It's Doing to Our Kids

Beware Dangerism!: Why We Worry About the Wrong Things and What It's Doing to Our Kids

by Gever Tulley
     
 
If you're over 30, you probably walked to school, played on the monkeybars, learned to high-dive at the public pool. If you're younger, it's unlikely you did any of these things. Has the world become that much more dangerous? Statistically, not at all. But our society has created pervasive fears around letting kids be independent and take risks -- and the consequences

Overview

If you're over 30, you probably walked to school, played on the monkeybars, learned to high-dive at the public pool. If you're younger, it's unlikely you did any of these things. Has the world become that much more dangerous? Statistically, not at all. But our society has created pervasive fears around letting kids be independent and take risks -- and the consequences for our kids are serious. Gever Tulley, the co-author of "50 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do," takes on these media-inflated fears -- which he calls "dangerism" -- with surprising statistics and insights into the nature of fear and risk.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013272712
Publisher:
TED Conferences, LLC
Publication date:
01/26/2011
Series:
TED Books , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,154,333
File size:
442 KB

Meet the Author

Gever Tully is a self-taught computer scientist who holds multiple technology patents. He has worked in fields ranging from robotics to complex knowledge representation for the Sydney Olympics. He founded the Tinkering School in 2005.
Julie Spiegler is a project manager and editor who has collaborated with Tulley on virtually all of his projects.

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