Thanks to Rethinking Childhood blog for this post! Great points in there. I personally do not consume television programming anymore — not the news, not TV shows. We cancelled our incoming TV signal and I have NEVER regretted it!
What role does news coverage play in shaping the way we think about the risks children face? Is a diet of bad news really bad for us, and if so, what can we do about it? These questions were on my mind after Monday night’s engaging debate on modern childhood organised by my old employers the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) to launch its 50th anniversary celebrations.
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