[hackerspaces] Children in hackerspaces.

jur1st jur1st at cowtowncomputercongress.org
Mon Jan 25 15:25:42 CET 2010

Our memberships apply to households and if a kid isn't of legal age to enter into a contract their parents must sign on their behalf.  

Parents (that would be involved in hackerspaces) aren't stupid and even with our new CNC machine, we don't have anything down there more dangerous than what you might find in a high school shop class or down at the vo-tec.

For what it's worth, our insurance provider didn't specifically ask about minors using the facility.

- jur1st

On Jan 25, 2010, at 7:55 AM, Eric Gerlach wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 01:16:53PM +0100, webmind wrote:
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>> Eric Gerlach wrote:
>>> Any time I've heard about a hackerspace banning kids, the word
>>> "Insurance" has always been nearby.
>>> It's all about liability or the perception thereof.  If you have an
>>> insurer that is okay with it, sweet.  If not, prepare to pay to allow
>>> those kids in.

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