Kids These Days

Kids These Days

by Karen Sternheimer
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742546675

ISBN-13: 9780742546677

Pub. Date: 07/28/2006

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

"Snatched from their bedrooms, shot at in school, 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 critically examines the hottest news stories of the past few years to assess whether the news is really as bad as it sounds. Is kidnapping by strangers really…  See more details below

Overview

"Snatched from their bedrooms, shot at in school, 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 critically examines the hottest news stories of the past few years to assess whether the news is really as bad as it sounds. 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? This book dissects the stories that made headlines and explores overall trends and statistics to compare the hype to the reality. The truth is that 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. Rather, the author proposes that 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 deal with. Kids These Days will provide perspective to better understand the realities of the first generation to come of age in the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742546677
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/28/2006
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
0.56(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Kids These Days Chapter 2 Kidnapped! Childhood Stolen Chapter 3 Greedy Gluttons: Childhood Indulged Chapter 4 School House Shock: Zero Tolerance and the Scary School Myth Chapter 5 Hazed and Confused: Mean Kids Chapter 6 Jackasses and Copycats: X-treme Behavior Chapter 7 Hell on Wheels: Teen Drivers Chapter 8 Conclusion: The Business of Youth Phobia: Fear Sells

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