5 dangerous things you should let your kids do: Gever Tulley on TED.com

Posted by: Tedstaff

Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, talks about our drive to overprotect our children — and spells out 5 dangerous things you should let your kids do. Allowing kids the freedom to explore, he says, will make them stronger and smarter and actually safer. This talk comes from TED University 2007, a pre-conference program where TEDsters share ideas. (Recorded March 2007 in Monterey, California. Duration: 9:20.)

Watch Gever Tulley’s talk on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and find other talks and performances.

Read more about Gever Tulley on TED.com.


Comments (2)

  • Tim Dries commented on May 22 2009

    Gever seems like a really cool guy! The images in the video were funny too. But seriously, I agree with the points he makes. I think it’s important that kid’s learn about these things from an early age (fire, etc). I did when I was really young and I think it helped me develop an understanding about things at an early age. I think there’s too much protection from parents at times when kid’s really do need to learn for themselves.

  • Fiona White commented on Feb 23 2009

    Children are wrapped in cotton wool these days. Where I live you hardly ever see kids out playing, yet when I was a kid my friends and I would be out all day every day.