Bunk beds can pose a safety hazard to children. Every year children suffer personal injuries resulting from falls from bunk beds. Some children fall while climbing the ladder to the bunk bed. Others fall when playing on the bunk bed. Some fall during sleep when they roll out of a bunk bed without a safety rail or barrier. I read a recent article that advised parents to make sure to use rails for bunk beds. Children really should not get a vote on whether to have the rails in place or not. If a child refuses to have the safety rails in place, remove the bunk beds from the home. This is a drastic measure but one that should be done for the safety of the child. You can read an article about bunk beds at Why Bunk Beds Need Safety Rails.