Risk and fear, and why parents don't let their children go places by themselves

Julie RudnerDr Julie Rudner

Senior Lecturer, College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce

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Risk and fear, and why parents don't let their children go places by themselves

  • Why do we often restrict what children can do or where they can go by themselves? 
  • Are Australian kids less competent than kids in other countries? 

Julie will challenge you to think about ‘risk’ and what it really means.  While international statistics show Australia is a safe country, our notions of risk and what might happen to children if they do things or go places on their own tell us a different story.

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