Should kids play football?


Every year, tens of thousands of youth-football players get concussions. Many young kids are playing football. According to Scope, football players of all ages have suffered permanent brain damage from repeated concussions, even when they’ve given their brain time to heal. Parents are debating if they should let their child play this dangerous sport.


One claim made by people who believe kids should play football is often something along the lines of "playing football can help kids stay in shape". This is not a very good claim. A kid can stay in shape by eating healthy or playing a less dangerous sport.


Finally, now that you now about the risks of football, are you going to let your child play this dangerous sport?