The lede of an article summarizes its main ideas and also includes brief answers to the questions who, what, why, when, where and how. In the article “New York Legislator Renews Effort to Bar Tackle Football for Children”, by Ken Belson, the lede would be the following sentence: “A bill being reintroduced in the New York state legislature this week would bar youth tackle football for children under 12 years old, the latest attempt to address the emerging dangers of repeated head hits on young brains.” (Belson 1)
In my opinion, the bill should be approved as soon as possible. Every day thousands of children experience head injuries due to violent hits during football games. According to the doctors, head hits absorbed by young players are more damaging because their brains are not fully developed, and are less capable of fully repairing themselves (Belson 1). Several hits can cause concussions and other potential long-term cognitive problems and banning the sport entirely for preteens would reduce and minimize potential head trauma.
In this matter, I totally agree with Buoniconti’s message towards parents: All parents should not allow children to play football until high school.” (Buoniconti) As a parent one should review all the information and become better educated on what the potential risk factors are of playing tackle football. It is our responsibility to protect our children’s health and keep them safe and this can be done by not allowing children to play in violent sports such as tackle football.