Parental fear as a barrier to children's independent mobility and resultant physical activity is a three-year research project (2012–2015) funded by VicHealth, investigating the barriers that limit children's independent mobility, including parental worries and concerns. This research is being conducted by the TCPP team in collaboration with the Parenting Research Centre, and with researchers from the Australian National University, University of Western Australia and University of Texas. Early findings from the research have been highlighted in VicHealth's Walk To School Campaign, October 2014.
The Parental Fear brochure can be downloaded from here
A media release can be downloaded from here
The research highlights to date can be downloaded from here
Outcomes from the Parental Fear project were recently profiled in the Herald Sun newspaper
The Parental Fear project is also discussed in a recent article in The Conversation