At the start of the month; the Chief Scout of the Scouting Association – Bear Grylls – caused huge controversy in the national press with some typically outspoken comments; telling the Radio Times that parents should be teaching children “how to embrace and manage risk”; and that children should be encouraged to use knives.
Grylls current project is the Channel 4 programme ‘The Island’; a reality TV show which sees 13 men stranded on a desert island in order for them to learn about manhood. He has also enjoyed massive global success with his hit TV survival show ‘Bear Gryyls: Born Survivor’. His latest comments have come in the wake of promotion for ‘The Island’, and have caused quite a stir; with both The Independent and Telegraph running the story.
He is a celebrator of the outdoors; and has dedicated his whole life to promoting activities that involve it and encouraging the world to embrace their animalistic side. He has been a huge success, and given his current position with the Scout’s; and his popularity on television; it is understandable that his comments pick up so much press.
The recent comments from Grylls included his suggestion that encouraging kids to play with knives could be ‘empowering’ if done in the correct surroundings: “Sometimes in life we get cut,” he said. “My six-year-old recently cut himself on a knife, and came in with blood pouring everywhere, but, you know what? He’s not cut himself again. He learned how to handle a knife.”
This has been considered by a lot of the media to be an insensitive view on the issue of allowing children to possess knives. Grylls has also said, however, that it is essential that knives are treated with the utmost respect and that children are taught how to use them properly: “When I say to budding adventurers, ‘Listen – a blunt penknife is a dangerous knife. Make sure it’s really sharp’ – the kids’ faces light up. Like all kids, they want a mega-sharp penknife – great, but teach them to respect it and use it properly,” he said.
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