[hackerspaces] Children in hackerspaces.

Lokkju Brennr lokkju at gmail.com
Mon Jan 25 18:26:48 CET 2010

As a note, point number two, at least in Oregon, USA, is completely
incorrect.  As a property owner, or a renter, you are fully
responsible for what occurs on the sidewalk and the right of way in
front of you house.  If someone slips and falls, they can sue you...

On Mon, Jan 25, 2010 at 4:16 AM, webmind <webmind at puscii.nl> 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.
> I agree, up to the point of the last 2 sentences. Everyone seems to be
> very worried about liability, in way that common sense and mutual
> respect are just no longer in existence.
> 1) kids hurt themselves, they always do, and they learn that way.
> 2) what parents allow a kid to do, is the parents responsibility, not
> where they might hang out. The owner of the sidewalk is not responsible
> for a kid falling of his bike on it. that just doesn't make sense.
> I'm relunctant to say that it seems so 'american' to me, I honestly
> don't know enough about the country to say so, but that is the feeling I
> get.
> greets,
> w.
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