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Little ninjas learn safe play

I couldn’t agree more! There’s an article in today’s Herald online that presents the results of a Massey study into children’s physical education. It states: “Training babies to become shoulder-rolling “little ninjas” could reduce the rate of children seriously injuring … Continue reading

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The meaning is in the context

Discussing what he terms the ‘World Risk Society’, Beck describes an ‘experiment’ of sorts that was done with small children to see what meaning they inferred from a skull and cross bones. The results are perfect evidence for how context … Continue reading

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Risk aversity

Oh there’s so much great stuff on Radio National… Ideas for 15 April 2012 This week looks at the issue of child safety. Have we become too risk averse where our children are concerned. (50′48″) Download: Ogg Vorbis  MP3 | … Continue reading

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Tracking vulnerable children

There was a segment on vulnerable children on Radio National this morning: Tracking vulnerable children Children’s Commissioner, Dr Russell Wills; Peter Reynolds, Early Childhood Council chief executive. (http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon Tue 22 May 2012)

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Are children safe at home?

In a study of children’s perceptions of and responses to risk and safety in North Belfast, Madeleine Leonard writes: “One of the primary settings for children’s daily lives is the home. According to Bronfenbrenner (1979), children’s first experience of the … Continue reading

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The benefits of promoting autonomy in children

Research suggests that “…children denied sufficient autonomy will struggle to gain coping skills, undermining their resilience and sense of self-efficacy.” (138) “The recent UNICEF overview of child well-being in 21 countries found that those countries whose children enjoy comparatively high … Continue reading

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“FOUCAULT’S HETEROTOPIA AND CHILDREN’S EVERYDAY LIVES”

Another interesting looking article that caught my eye is one that adopts Foucault’s concept of ‘heterotopias’ to analyse the construction of childhood. The author, Sara McNamee, introduces her thoughts in this way: “Jenks (1996) has argued that childhood is constructed … Continue reading

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No Fear: Growing up in a risk-averse society

In her glowing review of Tim Gill’s No Fear: Growing up in a risk-averse society (available in PDF from the Gublenkian website), Martha Driessnack writes that “The book introduces the concept of shrinking horizons of childhood. While many adults would agree … Continue reading

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