The Resource No fear : growing up in a risk averse society, Tim Gill

No fear : growing up in a risk averse society, Tim Gill

Label
No fear : growing up in a risk averse society
Title
No fear
Title remainder
growing up in a risk averse society
Statement of responsibility
Tim Gill
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"No Fear joins the increasingly vigorous debate about the role and nature of childhood in the UK. Over the past 30 years activities that previous generations of children enjoyed without a second thought have been relabelled as troubling or dangerous, and the adults who permit them branded as irresponsible. No Fear argues that childhood is being undermined by the growth of risk aversion and its intrusion into every aspect of children?s lives. This restricts children?s play, limits their freedom of movement, corrodes their relationships with adults and constrains their exploration of physical, social and virtual worlds. Focusing on the crucial years of childhood between the ages of 5 and 11 ? from the start of statutory schooling to the onset of adolescence ? No Fear examines some of the key issues with regard to children?s safety: playground design and legislation, antisocial behaviour, bullying, child protection, the fear of strangers and online risks. It offers insights into the roles of parents, teachers, carers, the media, safety agencies and the Government and exposes the contradictions inherent in current attitudes and policies, revealing how risk averse behaviour ironically can damage and endanger children?s lives. In conclusion, No Fear advocates a philosophy of resilience that will help counter risk aversion and strike a better balance between protecting children from genuine threats and giving them rich, challenging opportunities through which to learn and grow."--Book jacket
Additional physical form
Also available in a PDF version via the internet
Cataloging source
UKM
Dewey number
  • 305.23
  • 362.7/0941
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
No fear : growing up in a risk averse society, Tim Gill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 86-93)
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • mel
  • net
Control code
000042518828
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
94 p.
Isbn
9781903080085
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
col. ill.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b23006079
System control number
  • sr23006079
  • (OCoLC)85692114

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