Textual Analysis Essay: Can a playground be too safe?

Can a playground be too safe? https://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/19/science/19tierney.html

Identify the author and title of the essay, and then provide a brief summary of the essays key ideas. What are the author’s primary and secondary argumentative claims? Conclude with your THESIS, which may be written as one or more sentences Your thesis will have two parts-
A statement of the essay’s main point
A statement of the essay’s effectiveness as a persuasive essay
II. Analysis (at least two paragraphs)
Discuss how the author supports his or her argumentative claims through any of the following types of appeals:
Appeal based on logic. Discuss the essay’s process of reasoning. Identify the types of evidence presented in support of the essay’s claims, and give examples (e.g personal experience, facts & statistics, expert testimony, anecdotal evidence, examples from history or current events, etc.)
Appeal based on emotion. Discuss how the essay appeals to readers’ emotions (needs, fears, feelings, beliefs/values, and sympathies)
Appeal based on author’s character/credibility. Consider his or her word choice, selection of evidence, presentation of credentials or personal experience, presentation of opposing viewpoints, etc.
III. Discuss
the methods of development used by the author in constructing the essay’s argument (e.g cause & effect, comparison/contrast, classification, definition, description, illustration, narration, process analysis) and give examples
IV. Conclusion (Analysis)
Utilizing the information presented in the analysis, construct a detailed evaluation of the strengths and weaknesses of the essay as a persuasive argument aimed at a specific audience. In assessing the effectiveness of the essay, be sure to discuss
Reasonable arguments
Emotional appeals
Author’s credibility