Shy Kids, Spy Kids: Why Kids Don’t Play Outside Anymore
Updated: Feb 10
Just in case you’re wondering why kids playing outside are very rare these days, you might want to look into how shyness is “shaping” modern day kids. Let’s set one thing straight, being shy is OKAY as long as it does not get in the way of experiencing childhood.
To capture the real picture of how being shy affects kids of all ages, Playground Equipment brings you Shy Kids vs. Spy Kids. Recent studies revealed that kids, who are socially awkward, tend to be inactive or glued to their screens all day. The result? A generation of kids who are highly susceptible to an avalanche of challenges in the realm of obesity, bullying and withdrawal to the real world.
What can parents, schools and communities do? Tap the proven power of forgotten play time.