Parents, teachers and children have all changed their attitudes towards the outdoors. During the 1970s to the late 1990s, to be sent to the bedroom for a child would be considered a punishment as they wouldn’t be able to play outside; now, the bedroom is no longer considered a punishment.
Now, their bedrooms are home to alternative realities, brought about by digital platforms such as social media, games consoles and smart devices. They are distracted from the world outside their window.
Outdoor playground equipment designers Infinite Playgrounds explores how modern technology is limiting children’s outdoors experience and development.
Children at home