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The protection of children today is as challenging as ever, as changes in society and the way we live our lives lead to new forms of exploitation and abuse. This book scrutinises emerging threats to the well-being of children, gathering together incisive critiques from leading experts from a range of disciplines, including Susie Orbach on the commercial exploitation of children's bodies, Oliver James on the impact of hyper commercialism, Gail Dines on the insidious effects of pornography and Charlie Powell on the crisis of young people's dietary health. It examines how these challenges affect the development of children and considers the implications for those working in child protection. The book concludes by describing a series of creative initiatives designed to help children and young people to flourish. Hard-hitting and relevant, this book should be required reading for child protection workers and anyone concerned with child welfare.
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It's a frightening and sobering read... I welcomed the emphasis throughout this book on the bigger picture; in a nutshell the theses Is that we need to widen the parameters of what we currently accept as child abuse to include the pervasive and longer term damaging effects of neo-liberal economics on human development and specifically child development... Essential reading for anyone who is concerned about the future of our children and young people.'
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'This captivating book is a must read for parents, teachers, ministers, counselors, social workers, and pediatricians. Jim Wild, the editor, has skillfully found a way to link the new culture of children's addiction back to the family, or lack of family guidance, and more interesting, the community. The book details the many ways that corporate America has preyed upon the innocence and gullibility of children as well as parents... This books was enlightening, frightening, and infuriating, as adults are allowing this abuse to take place, often condoning it to assuage the child. This placation to children, with video games, and iPods, and Play Stations, is keeping children indoors, unable to remember to play, create, recreate, run, scream, climb trees, run on the grass. And the more we keep our children inside, the more obese, apathetic, lethargic, and sickly they are becoming. The book is an easy-to-read collection of well written, short, concise, and very clear chapters, focusing on material and sexual exploitation... This book outraged me, as I hope it does every single other reader. I hope, however, the outrage turns into action, as this book draws a straight line from corporate America greed to physical, emotional, and psychological abuse.Author: Marian Swindell, PhD, MSW, and Associate Professor of Social Work at Mississippi State University, The New Social Worker
This vital book unpicks one of the tragedies of our time: the destruction of childhood by materialism, must-have selfishness and neoliberal ideology. From "make me a model parties" for six year old girls, complete with manicurists, hair dressers and a bespoke catwalk, to children watching 18,000 ads a year on their bedroom tellies, the picture to emerge is both grim and compelling. No wonder one child sex offender could so coldly observe "the culture did a lot of the grooming for me".
But this book also gives enormous hope. People -- young and old -- are resisting, rebelling and retelling their own stories. The chapter on critical thinking and the 'hunt for assumptions' is beautifully pitched. We meet the inner city writing group Still Waters in a Storm which is an oasis that allows kids to regroup and rethink. And though we are reminded that the road to change is not easy, we also learn that we can have fun along the way -- whether it is in the knowing lyrics of the rap scene or the wisdom of Shakespeare re-expressed in New York street argot.Author: Professor Gerard Hastings, Director of the Institute for Social Marketing and the Centre for Tobacco Control Research, Stirling and the Open University
Jim Wild is a writer, trainer and activist in the field of child protection and safeguarding work. He is founder of The Centre for Active and Ethical Learning (www.activelearningcpac.org.uk) which organises national events and delivers training on child protection for frontline workers. He was previously a social work lecturer at Nottingham Trent University for 7 years, and before that worked on the frontline in child protection for 15 years. Jim is also editor of two further books: Working with Men for Change (Routledge) and The Value-Base of Social Work and Social Care (Open University Press).
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