5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do (TED video)


In our increasingly safety-conscious and bubble-wrapped world, this presenter defies the mainstream. Think about it: as you watch the video above, don’t you find it offensive and wrong at times? I mean, giving a kid a knife to play with?! Fire?! A spear?! What kind of a parent would do such a thing?

Gever Tully takes the listener through some of these wildly unpopular ideas in this TED Video that you can decide for yourself: Is our world too safe? Or is our world not “dangerous” enough?

The 5 dangerous things are:

  1. Play with fire
  2. Own a pocket knife
  3. Throw a spear
  4. Deconstruct appliances
  5. Break the Digital Millennium Copyright Law / Drive a car

Update: There is a blog entitled Fifty Dangerous Things that Gever Tully and friends write at.

source TED