Thursday, July 21, 2005

Indoor Childhood

I've always known that kids were moving from playing outdoors to playing video games. Heck, Chris and I were in the first wave of those kids. But the rate of decline in outdoor activities for kids in the past ten years is astonishing...

In 1995, 68% of children ages 7 to 11 rode a bike at least six times a year. Last year, only 47% did.

Six times. Half the kids in this country didn't get on their bikes more than six times.

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