Invisibly Blighted: The digital erosion of childhood

Author:   Andy Phippen ,  Andy Phippen
Publisher:   Institute of Education Press
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9781782770503


Pages:   126
Publication Date:   27 March 2017
Format:   Paperback
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Author:   Andy Phippen ,  Andy Phippen
Publisher:   Institute of Education Press
Imprint:   Institute of Education Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 1.30cm , Length: 23.40cm
Weight:   0.259kg
ISBN:  

9781782770503


ISBN 10:   178277050
Pages:   126
Publication Date:   27 March 2017
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

CONTENTS: 1. What is childhood?; 2. How risky is it to be a child? Towards a sociology of uncertainty; 3. Identity and biometrics: Convenience at the cost of privacy in English schools; 4. Being safe online: The UK education system and safeguarding; 5. The new normal? Sexting as a case study of children's risk and stakeholder response; 6. A safeguarding dystopia; 7. A manifesto; References; Index

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The authors offer a rare insight into the nuances of young people's lives online by talking with them rather than at them. Without an understanding of children's experience, those who are tasked with ensuring their safety are doomed to fail. --Wendy M. Grossman, Author, journalist, and blogger This book has the rare combination of plain language and real-world examples that can bring up to speed those of us interested in the impact of digital technology on childhood without making us feel old or out-of-date. It also doesn't shy away from difficult issues, meaning the read isn't always comfortable, but it's always fascinating. --Laura McInerney, Editor, Schools Week The overlap between childhood and new digital playgrounds - and the challenges therein- is one of the most important new spaces for us to clarify, analyse and map, and Sandra Leaton Gray is one of our most readable, informed and convincing navigators. This book contributes enormously to our understanding of the perils, opportunities and implications that face our children and their adult counterparts. --Tom Bennett, Founder of researchED, author, and behaviour adviser to the Department for Education The way any society prepares and cares for its children is one of its toughest tests. In the twenty-first century, ideas about childhood, about what it means to be a child, are shifting as a result of rapid social, demographic and technological change. This book asks profound questions about how we discharge our responsibilities to children, and how we prepare them as the citizens of the future. --Professor Chris Husbands, Vice-Chancellor, Sheffield Hallam University This book is a timely examination of the new challenges facing children in a digital world. Parents, teachers and policymakers are all struggling to keep up with reality and would do well to read and debate what is covered here. As a legislator, I am grateful for the insights leading me to want a more sustainable balance between education and prohibition if we are to better support children. --Lord Knight, Minister for Work and Pensions, 2009-10 Invisibly Blighted touches a nerve with a sharp analysis of our digitized society from the point of view of a child. How risky is it to be a child? How does childhood fit within a highly technological society? Should parents respect the digital privacy of their children? How should we deal with sexting? The authors reflect on these issues with wit and heart, defining what it means to be human in a digital world. --Dr Kari Kivinen, Head of the Lyc�e franco-finlandais d'Helsinki and the former Secretary-General of the European Schools


-This book is a timely examination of the new challenges facing children in a digital world. Parents, teachers and policymakers are all struggling to keep up with reality and would do well to read and debate what is covered here. As a legislator, I am grateful for the insights leading me to want a more sustainable balance between education and prohibition if we are to better support children.---Lord Knight, Minister for Work and Pensions, 2009-10


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Sandra Leaton Gray is Senior Lecturer in Education at the UCL Institute of Education. Andy Phippen is Professor of Children and Technology at the Plymouth University Business School.

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