Childhood Part 3: What is the Future of Childhood?

Published on 14th August 2019 by

Childhood Part 3:

What is the future of childhood?

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As explained in Childhood Part 2, we explored the notion that childhood has improved over time and the opposing views which explain the inequalities children face in society, and how children’s lives are controlled in different ways. In this A-Level sociology video we In this video we will look at questions such as:

  • If children are gaining more rights, does that mean they are becoming more powerful and the difference between children and adults is breaking down?
  • Is the western view on childhood going away?
  • Has childhood disappeared?

This video includes concepts and sociologists such as:

  • Postman
  • Disappearance of Childhood
  • Frank Furedi
  • Paranoid Parenting
  • Opie
  • Sue Palmer
  • Toxic Childhood

If you want further explanations about Families and Households and Childhood then just click the links on this page.


Who claim that childhood is 'toxic' because children’s physical, emotional and intellectual development is being hindered through things like junk food, video games, device heavy time using eg iPads?

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Who disagree that childhood is disappearing and instead claim that children create their own independent culture which is separate from adults?

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Who said that childhood is disappearing at a fast rate?

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Who coined the term 'consumption as compensation’?

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Who state that 'paranoid parenting' has led to children being restricted to the home because of unrealistic parental fears of kidnap, paedophiles and abduction?

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