As a graduating undergraduate in RSS, an article I would like recommend reading is:
The article was written by a father and discusses how unstructured and unsupervised play can be important for children’s growth and development. What it means to be overprotected parent, how involved parents can be in their children’s lives and why children need to have unsupervised play and risk in their lives were all highlighted.
After reading the article, it made me realize that parents are often overprotective because of the media. Media coverage of selected tragic stories of children dying/ seriously injuring themselves (they were actually tragic) on playgrounds and companies got sued. No one could afford getting sued at this time so companies were trying to protect themselves, which led to parents protecting their children even more. Throughout the article, it is mentioned that the crime rate in many communities is lower then many people think; the country is safer then it ever has been and, it even suggests that kids are more likely to get kidnapped by a relative than a stranger.