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- Reference: Cregan, K. and Cuthbert, D. (2014) Global Childhoods. London: Sage – Chapter 9: ‘Future children: Identity and perfectibility’.
Description: This chapter offers some fascinating insights into key factors in the future – in particular new and different technologies, the rights of children, gender issues and the ‘cloning’ of offspring.
- Reference: Land, N. (2015) ‘Gooey stuff, intra-activity, and differential obesities: Foregrounding agential adiposity within childhood obesity stories’, Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 16(1): 55–69.
Description: An interesting article that challenges much current thinking around the idea of obesity in childhood.
- Reference: Scholes-Balog, K., Francke, N. And Hempill, S. (2016) ‘Relationships Between Sexting, Self-Esteem, and Sensation Seeking Among Australian Young Adults’, Sexualization, Media and Society, 2(2).
Description: This article explores how the recent influence of information technology has brought about the phenomenon of ‘sexting’ or sending explicit messages, images and/or texts and reflects the increasing nature of sexualisation amongst young people growing up today. The article highlights patterns of association that might be used by educators and parents to increase awareness around those traits that may increase the likelihood of individuals engaging with this new phenomenon.