Outdoor rules for children and adolescents

Children playing with boats at the small pond in front of City Hall

Parents of primary school children will receive a letter this week about the outdoor hours for children and adolescents. Enclosed with the letter is a magnet that gives an overview of these outdoor hours. The magnet may serve as a reminder hung on the fridge, for instance, reminding the entire family of the current outdoor rules.

The aim of the outdoor rules is to foster a healthy environment for children and adolescents. From September 1st to May 1st, children aged 12 and under can be outside until as late as 8pm. Adolescents aged 13 to 16 may be outside until as late as 10pm.

These rules are primarily set to protect children, ensuring they are not alone and unsupervised outside after dark.

Along with reminding about outdoor hours, attention is also drawn to the importance of sleep. Good sleep supports mental and physical well-being, and it is essential to maintain a good sleep schedule throughout the week. By respecting these outdoor rules and ensuring enough sleep, we are better prepared to tackle the tasks of the day. You are encouraged to familiarize yourselves with more educational materials on #sofumbetur across social media platforms.

All parents want the best for their children. These outdoor rules help parents set boundaries for their children, thus supporting parents in their role as caregivers.

The outdoor rules are effective year-round and each day; on workdays, weekends, and holidays.

Best of luck!