Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Get Out and Shout!

Children in Berlin, Germany may now go out and play LOUDLY.  The city's strict anti-noise pollution laws now exempt children being children.  Loud play, including noise from playgrounds and pre-schools, is now okay.  From the BBC:

Axel Strohbusch, from Berlin's Department of Noise Protection, said it was "the first time we have it written in law that we have to consider the rights of children to shout and make noise while they are growing up and this must be considered by all the neighbours".

Germany's organisation for child protection told AFP news agency it welcomed the move, saying: "We live in a city and children should be allowed to play and make noise."

Hat Tip:  Brendan Kiley from the Slog

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