Dangerous Living Room

One headline of the local newspaper reads “Living Room is the Most Dangerous Place for Kids”. In the report, they quoted a study which showed that 30% of accidents involving children occurred in the living room. This is a classic case of sensational reporting and abuse of statistics. There is a really simple reason why most accidents occur in the living room – children spend more (active) time there. So what are we to make of the report? Overreact and ban our children from the living room? From now on, the kids are confined to the staircase because the report showed there are 10 times less accidents at staircases than in the living room.

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