Should children be coddled in bubble wrap and protected from every bump and scrape? Or, should children be allowed to climb Mt. Everest or sail around the world solo?
Jordan Romero was 13-years-old when he climbed to the top of Mt. Everest. Jessica Watson was 16-years-old when she sailed around the world by herself. Peter Lenz was 13-years-old when he fell of his motorcycle at the U.S. Grand Prix Racers Union, and was run over and killed by another 12-year-old driver.
Children are no longer satisfied with riding their skateboards and bikes down the steep hill in front of their house. They're doing extreme sports, skateboarding down nine story ramps or diving off of 10-meter high platforms.
Is it legal to allow children to do extreme sports?