2015 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth

Summary: Get out of their way and let them play The 2015 ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth reveals that kids move more when they are outside and have some freedom to roam unsupervised. But, our tendency to constantly watch over them or keep them indoors to ensure they are safe from risk limits their opportunities for physical activity, endangering their long-term health. Let’s recognize the difference between “real danger” and “risk” and increase children’s opportunities for self-directed play outdoors in all settings - at home, at school, in child care, the community and nature.

Among the 11 grades assigned in the Report Card and in addition to the above, other grades include:

  • “D” for Active Transportation
  • “C+” for School
  • “C+” for Families and Peers
  • “B-“ for Organized Sport & Physical Activity Participation
  • “B-“ for Government
  • “B+” for Community & Environment
  • “A-“ for Non-Government

The 2015 ParticipACTION Report Card: Full download