Tag: Sue Palmer
Assess the View that the Family has Become More Child Centred (20)
The view in the question is associated with the ‘March of Progress view’ of childhood – that society and the family have both become more child centred. Four possible points for the view in the question Point 1 – Child welfare policies protect children in the family – Laws prevent them from working, children MUST…
Toxic Childhood – Sociology In the News!
Sue Palmer’s (2006) book Toxic Childhood argued that children were being harmed by a combination of technological and social changes such as increasingly screen based lifestyles, a hyper-competitive education system, the decline of outdoor play and the commercialisation of childhood. Palmer argued that changes to childhood resulted in harms such as higher obesity levels, reduced…
Toxic Childhood – Toxic Childhood is where rapid technological and cultural changes cause psychological and physical damage to children The concept of Toxic Childhood is one of the main criticisms of the March of Progress view of chilhood – it is especially critical of the idea that more education and products for children are necessarily…