“There Have Been a Lot of Shootings This Year. Children Seem to Have Noticed”
“A new survey by the children's magazine Highlights digs into the hopes, dreams, and psychology of America's children, and suggests that they're picking up on stories of violence nationwide”.
“Here was a particularly interesting one: "If you could make one new law for our country, what would it be?"”
“Given this wide range of latitude, children called for laws to eliminate homework and strengthen universal education, among many others. But when kids' thoughts turned to safety, something jumped out to report analysts: Children don't focus on bullying--they focus on violence. Six percent of children thought their should be weapons laws, but only two percent mentioned bullying”.
Read the whole thing here: http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/rulesforengagement/2013/10/children_have_noticed_gun_violence.html?cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS2
Children always have interesting things to say about what we adults find important; it makes you think…
Dr Flavius A B Akerele III