Sunday, October 28, 2007

Tim Gill: Rethinking Childhood

Over the past few days Tim Gill has had a fair amount of publicity for the launch of his book No Fear: Growing Up in a Risk Averse Society.

According to this press release, Gill argues:
We all want to keep children safe – but are we going the right way about it? By over protecting children we stop them developing the skills and resilience they need to protect themselves – while those working with children can become so anxious about risk prevention they lose confidence in their own good judgement.

Readers of this blog will know that I hold similar views myself.

Tim Gill has his own website Rethinking Childhood. And, rather generously, if you visit the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation site you can download a free .pdf of the book.

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