A Shift in Bullying & Social Interaction – Nature Based Solutions for our Children
In today’s society, the prevalence of mass shootings, rising behavioural issues in schools, and increased instances of aggressive behaviour point to a pressing need for effective solutions. The solution, as proposed by studies and experts, lies in the natural world. By immersing individuals, especially children, in nature and providing ample sensory engagement, there is potential for a remarkable 87% reduction in aggressive behaviours. This shift can have a profound impact on social dynamics and overall well-being.
Moreover, the significance of this connection to nature extends beyond personal preference or recreational activities. It serves as a critical solution to some of the most challenging problems we face. With over 565 mass shootings in the US in less than 12 months, it is evident that a new approach is required.
By emphasizing the importance of spending more time in nature including natural playgrounds, and encouraging sensory engagement, we can pave the way for a transformative shift in societal behaviour and mental well-being. This realization is not just a personal matter but a collective responsibility to foster positive change in the world.
Through increased time in nature and sensory engagement, there is potential for a significant shift in social behaviour and overall well-being. With nature designed playgrounds and more cities taking an interest in natural playground training, we can make a better future for ourselves and our children.