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Will Coster

In: Childhood and Youth Studies

Chapter 3: Childhood in Crisis?

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Childhood in Crisis?
Childhood in crisis?

The archetype of the child from the early twenty-first century differs significantly from those images we tend to conjure for the preceding century. That period evokes images of evacuees, boys playing football in the street, girls with dolls in prams, participation in organised activities such as boy scouts or girl guides. These have been replaced with the picture of the ‘computer game’ ...

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