The risk-averse society denies the very idea of freedom's role, it stops chance throwing a wild card, it kills the free play of luck. The adventure-monitor creeps up. pouring cold water on every fire-pit, banning people from bringing home-made cakes to school fetes. In the otherwise important UNICEF report into childhood well-being in 2007, the authors comment that health and safety "did not feature highly in children's priorities". Who knew?
-Jay Griffiths, A Country Called Childhood