Description

Interview with Angela Catterns. “Childhood innocence,” Life Matters, ABC Radio National (24 February 2011): http://www.abc.net.au/rn/lifematters/stories/2011/3138276.htm

Subject

Children's innocence is considered both sacrosanct, and constantly under threat.

But a consumer culture that encourages sexualisation of children, and myriad other threats, makes adults very anxious.

Our next guest argues that that anxiety is misplaced, and that 'innocence' may not be so relevant.

Not only that: the celebration of innocence might be downright dangerous for children.

Period24 Feb 2011

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleChildhood Innocence
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size10 minutes
    CountryAustralia
    Date24/02/11
    DescriptionChildren's innocence is considered both sacrosanct, and constantly under threat.

    But a consumer culture that encourages sexualisation of children, and myriad other threats, makes adults very anxious.

    Our next guest argues that that anxiety is misplaced, and that 'innocence' may not be so relevant.

    Not only that: the celebration of innocence might be downright dangerous for children.
    Producer/AuthorJackie May / Angela Caterns
    URLwww.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/lifematters/childhood-innocence/2996954
    PersonsJoanne Faulkner