Deadly Toys

Tinka By Tinka, 8th Jan 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Today's toys are exact replicas of adults dangerous machines which cause exactly the same tragic fatality amongst children.

The Wellington Times news report

Boy dies after motorcycle accident on Christmas Day
Dec. 26, 2012, 8:14 a.m.

Wellington Times

The New Zealand newspaper, the ‘Wellington Times', published on the 26th of December the chilling news that a nine year old boy had died and his twelve year old brother was seriously injured.. The tragic accident happened on Christmas day while the two young boys were riding the small motorcycle they had received as a gift from their parents. The article reported that the fatal accident was due to the boys losing control of the vehicle and not wearing helmets.

Gift should be for life

Once again, another deadly toy in the shape of small motorized motorbike which does not need a licence to be driven in the streets, has claimed once again a young life. I venture to say, this might have happened due to an over indulgent parent who perhaps could not say ‘No’. to the pleading of his children.

Velocity is always dangerous

This fact alone indicates how little thought is placed in the use of a fast moving vehicle regardless if it was a small motorcycle or an adult one. As we all well know, the law demands the wearing of a helmet regardless of age or type of open vehicle being used. Even very young children learning to ride a tricycle must wear a helmet; this also includes the riding of a skateboard.

Accidents can happen to anyone

This is not the first time such an accident has happened in our advanced modern societies, in which toys now must be replicas of what adults use every day and quite often with disastrous consequences. How often do we read and hear of fatal casualties amongst adults through the improper use of motor bikes and cars? Unfortunately this happens too often and yet very soon we forget, even to the point of endangering the lives of our children.

Toys should be made to entertain...

Yet many parents appear not to think of the consequences when deciding on the type of toys to give young children. Often many of them are carried away in the excitement of the purchase and the joy of seeing the delight in the child’s eyes as he/she lovingly admires and touches his/her new adult toy, so much like mum and dad’s
‘Please, think carefully before you decide on the gifts your children want, regardless of how much they plead. You are the adult who has the ability think outside the square’.

Reference
http://www.wellingtontimes.com.au/story/1204717/update-boy-dies-after-motorcycle-accident-on-christmas-day/

Tags

Child Abuse, Child Safety, Childhood, Childrens Health, Childs Rights, Deadly Diseases, Deadly Diseases Becoming Resistant To Antibiotics, Deadly Venom, Deadly Virus, Motorcycle, Motorist, Motorists

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author avatar Tinka
I am a secondary teacher of Italian and English and enjoy being in the classroom. As writing is one of my favourite hobbies, I like to write on different genres in a creative style.

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author avatar GenkiWorld
8th Jan 2015 (#)

interesting you post this, a week ago a child in my city was run over by another child who was riding a scooter. the child hurt was five years old and the other was 8. the youngest is still in the hospital with head trauma.

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author avatar Legend
8th Jan 2015 (#)

So true. So sad. Of course when we do things for our children we should be placing their best interests first and not what they might think is best for them...

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author avatar Natraj
9th Jan 2015 (#)

The reports you shared here kindles thinking why life causing things are not controlled. Great post

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author avatar Tinka
9th Jan 2015 (#)

It's beyond me how such dangerous so called toys are allowed to be manufactured.
Thank you all for your comments

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author avatar Vickie Collins
9th Jan 2015 (#)

I think you are right about the danger of some toys. The things we see teens and younger do on skateboards convinces me that hermets would be a good safety measure.

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