A parent must wear many different hats, perform many different roles, and do anything they can to look after their child.
A parent’s main job is to make sure their child is healthy, happy, and most importantly safe.
To do this, there are a few things parents generally try to avoid.
Parent’s shouldn’t let their child swim in a pond full of flesh-eating fish.
Parent’s should avoid letting their children eat out of date chicken. They should also avoid leaving them with a total stranger, and most importantly, don’t put them in dangerous situations that could potentially harm them without giving them proper safety equipment.
The best example of this is going bungee jumping with your kid, and instead of giving them their own safety harness, you promise to hold them very tight…
Yeah, that’s not a good idea.
But unfortunately, that idea sounded like a great one to this very reckless dad!
Honestly! Someone thought that taking his child bungee jumping and holding them very tightly was the safest option.
Are we sure this guy isn’t a cartoon because this can’t be real!
This incident, in particular, happened in Malaysia, and the dad in question is quite confused over the negative response his actions received.
I think we can all agree that this dad is a bit of an idiot.
I mean, if he can’t understand why letting his daughter go on a bungee jump without a harness, or even letting her go on one at her age and height, then how can we expect him to understand why people are angry at him for doing this. Seriously, it’s crazy.
Honestly, this guy is just one giant parenting fail on legs.
The dad in question has been slammed for his ‘reckless’ behavior after he posted a clip online of him bungee jumping almost 200ft from a bridge. But the clip also showed him holding his very young and very small daughter.
Seriously, I think we can all agree that the Father of the Year award isn’t going to him this year!
The little girl looks very scared, and understandably so. I think most adults would be pooping their pants if they were in a similar situation.
But according to the little girl’s dad, Mohd Redha Rozlan, his daughter asked him if she could be a part of the jump.
Kids ask for a lot of things, ‘can I have a pony?’, ‘can I stick this fork in this electrical plug?’
Sometimes the answer will be yes, but a lot of times the answer, especially when it’s regarding something so dangerous, should be a strict no.
Perhaps Mohd should learn to say no to the certain things his daughter asks him?
He responded to the criticism on social media, Mohd said:
“Chill guys, Mecca Mikaela was the one who wanted to do the jump with me. There was no forcing.
“She enjoyed her first jump and requested to do it again, but I was afraid.”
The reckless dad said that his daughter was wearing a full safety harness, but it’s hard to spot in the clip.
The video, which was shot in Kuala Kuba Bharu in the western Malaysian state of Selangor, shows Rozlan harnessed to the bungee gear holding his little girl Mecca.
The child doesn’t appear to be struggling or crying out for help as her father falls backward off the bridge.
Thankfully both the dad and daughter were perfectly safe.
Bungee jump operator said:
“The equipment is inspected by our staff before someone does the jump, which is from a height of 60 metres (197 feet).
“I understand that safety is a concern as this activity is the first of its kind in Malaysia.
“We adhere to safety requirements, especially in the equipment used such as the safety ropes, by engaging qualified services providers.”
But according to local police, the reckless dad in question could find himself in trouble with the police.
Human rights lawyer Andrew Khoo told a news outlet:
“Yes, action can be taken under the Child Act. This clearly breached safety requirements, too.”
A child rights lawyer named Goh Siu Lin, also commented on the incident:
“Rope spring jump is an extreme sport and dangerous, and there is a high likelihood of the motions in such an activity causing physical injury to her.
“I have never heard of any child of that age being allowed to participate in such an extreme sports.”
What do you think about this incident? Would you let your child do something like this?
Let me know in the COMMENTS!