Safety Worst

The community of Delta, B.C. is looking at updating its Annieville playground with riskier equipment, after a public health expert told the council that kids who play safe when they’re young show more signs of depression and anxiety later in life. Anthony and Jeff have some strong opinions about playing it safe, and debate the merits of “helicopter parenting”.

The community of Delta, B.C. is looking at updating its Annieville playground with riskier equipment, after a public health expert told the council that kids who play safe when they’re young show more signs of depression and anxiety later in life. Anthony and Jeff have some strong opinions about playing it safe, and debate the merits of “helicopter parenting”.

We Have Concerns is entirely listener supported! To keep us ad-free and get early episodes/bonus content, check out our Patreon: http://patreon.com/wehaveconcerns

Get all your sweet We Have Concerns merch by swinging by http://wehaveconcerns.com/shop

Hey! If you’re enjoying the show, please take a moment to rate/review it on whatever service you use to listen.

Here’s the iTunes link: http://bit.ly/wehaveconcerns

And here’s the Stitcher link: http://bit.ly/stitcherwhc

Jeff on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jeffcannata

Anthony on Twitter: http://twitter.com/acarboni

Today’s story was sent in by Warren Campbell: http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/03/14/richmond-playgrounds-risk-danger_n_9464388.html

If you’ve seen a story you think belongs on the show, send it to wehaveconcernsshow@gmail.com or leave it on the subreddit: http://reddit.com/r/wehaveconcerns

Do NOT join our secret society. You’ll just wind up with a bunch of cool stuff. It’s gross.