If it's inconclusive evidence you want, we have plenty of that already!NATURAL ANKLING wrote: ↑28 Jul 2021, 11:55am While all this controversy exists about whether to wear a helmet or not.
It's very difficult isn't it as a parent or as a teacher or as a trainer or even a person as part of a group.
if you're a trainer you have to go with what is regarded as correct by your employer.
Parents are stuck in the middle.
And yes I can see that a bald head will always raise eyebrows in this type of environment.
until inconclusive evidence exists on the subject which I think will be a long time coming, we just have to respect an individual's choice.
The thing is we do have the mechanisms to deal with things with the evidence we have. If you've tried a public health and safety intervention for well over 20 years and it hasn't had any tangible effect on health and safety, you stop plugging it as important as a general public level intervention. The end.
But, no, we keep on insisting they're important at a general public advice level.
We assume they're important because people keep going on about them.
People keep going on about then because they assume they're important.
It's the perceived importance that makes it a minefield for parents. They want to do what's best for their children, but pervasive cultural values are not a reliable guide to what's best. If that were otherwise it would surely be a good thing to dress one's daughter exclusively in pink and encourage her to want to be a princess...