Tuesday, 18 November 2008

Demonisation of children

Barnardo's has issued a video in defence of the young - against comments that position the young as problematic and transgressive:

This comes at the same time as the continued moral outrage about 'Baby P' lines the newsagents' shelves and pours constantly out of tv and radio news. Here the outrage is against social services and other agencies.

Children are alternately positioned as victims and as perpetrators of irresponsible acts.

So which is it?

This is a blog post trying to speak out against the lack of subtelty of media discourses where there seem only to be goodies and baddies.

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