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Kids These Days: Facts and Fictions About Today's Youth by Karen Sternheimer University of Southern California

Kids These Days: Facts and Fictions About Today's Youth
Title:
Kids These Days: Facts and Fictions About Today's Youth
Author:
Karen Sternheimer University of Southern California
ISBN:
0742546675
ISBN13:
978-0742546677
Formats available:
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Category:
Social Sciences
Language:
English
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (May 25, 2006)
Pages:
176 pages
PDF size:
1281 kb
FB2 size:
1903 kb
EPUB size:
1373 kb
Kids snatched from their bedrooms, shot at in school, fatter than ever, prone to risk-taking and cruelty…is childhood today as bad as the news accounts would have us believe? Is this generation headed for disaster?Kids These Days: Facts and Fictions About Today's Youth critically examines the hottest news stories of the past few years to assess whether the news is really as bad as it sounds. For instance, is kidnapping by strangers really a bigger threat now than in the past? Are disputes at school now settled with guns instead of fists? And are kids, especially girls, becoming bigger bullies than ever before? Kids These Days looks at the stories that made headlines and goes deeper to explore overall trends and statistics to compare the hype to reality. The truth is, kids today do face unique obstacles and challenges, but their situation isn't nearly as dire as the compelling news accounts would have us believe. Our nation's youth have been targeted as a problem population to absolve adult responsibility for creating the often dangerous and difficult conditions many young people must endure. Kids These Days will give the reader pause and perspective to better understand the realities of the first generation to come of age in the twenty-first century.

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