Is childhood disappearing?

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Postman
Argues that the distinction between childhood and adulthood is disappearing-As children are exposed to similar things to adults. This is because of globalized media, e.g internet and TV. This lead to children not being sheltered from the adult world.
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Evidence for Postman - The Cambridge University-based 'primary review' inquiry
Found children in primary schools were showing concern for adult topics such as; terrorism, crime and the social class gap.
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Cunningham
Argues that parents have lost control/authority over their children as more children have their own money. Most either get their money from pocket money or have a part time job.
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Evidence for Cunningham - The 2014 Annual Halifax Pocket Money Survey
The survey found that the average child between 8-15 got around £6.65 per week (£330 a year) This allows children to spend their money on whatever they want, meaning they are less dependant on parents.
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Silvia
Argues that the role of parents may be diminissing as children are now influenced form a wider range of people e.g. peers and teachers. Parents also have less control as to what their children get up to especially online.
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Evidence for Silvia - The Cambridge University-based 'primary review' inquiry
This said that parents have little control over their children's mobile phones and what they access on the internet.
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Palmer
She suggested the idea of the 'toxic childhood' and argued that parents use things like mobile phones and video games to distract their children when they are working. She argues that this will lead to a generation with social and behaviour issues.
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The BBC School News Report
This found that nearly 90% of 11 - 16 year olds had to help their parent or an adult with a piece of technology. This could prove that their children have access to things on the internet they dont even know about.
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Margo
Margo argues that the idea that the average age to have sexual intercourse has gone down to 16. Which is quite a big decline if you consider that 50 years ago it was 20-21. Also they sexualization of childhood has lead to the decrease of childhood.
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Found children in primary schools were showing concern for adult topics such as; terrorism, crime and the social class gap.

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Evidence for Postman - The Cambridge University-based 'primary review' inquiry

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Argues that parents have lost control/authority over their children as more children have their own money. Most either get their money from pocket money or have a part time job.

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The survey found that the average child between 8-15 got around £6.65 per week (£330 a year) This allows children to spend their money on whatever they want, meaning they are less dependant on parents.

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Argues that the role of parents may be diminissing as children are now influenced form a wider range of people e.g. peers and teachers. Parents also have less control as to what their children get up to especially online.

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