Children love going to the playground; trying out their skills on the monkey bars, swings, and slides. It’s a great way for kids to burn off energy in a fun and safe environment. These structures are deliberately designed to allow boys and girls to develop physical strength and flexibility while they are enjoying themselves. Parents assume the only danger that comes from public playgrounds is a child tripping or running into another kid. No one would assume this recreational area would be anything but a place for families to have fun. It would never occur to a mom or dad to check the equipment in fear that someone may play a mean trick on a child. Or worse, try to hurt a kid. Unfortunately, adults will have to do a walk through the equipment to make sure a trip to the playground does not turn into a trip to the hospital.The mom and child visited Kitson Park in Torquay, United Kingdom.
“I was so proud of Demi as she had just learnt to climb up the rope,” says Amy.
When Demi-Mae got to the bottom of the slide, her mom was shocked to find the toddler hurt.
Her legs was covered in blood. Because of where the glass was, Amy believes this was deliberately done to hurt a child.
Luckily Demi-Mae did not require stitches. Nonetheless, Amy admits her daughter “found the cut to be very sore and is still struggling to walk.”
“I’m really angry that someone would do that in a children’s play park,” says Amy about what her daughter went through.
Someone was quickly sent to clean the glass left on the equipment.
“I hope by bring what happened to people’s attention then it might help other parents avoid their children getting hurt,” explains Amy.