3 Feb 2009

The Children’s Society launched its landmark report A Good Childhood: Searching for values in a competitive age at a press conference on Monday 2 February 2009.

Here is a list of the key national online coverage on 2 and 3 February:

Computers and TV blamed for teenage violence and casual sex
Daily Mail

TV soaps 'mentally harm' children
Metro

Kids in crisis? Women must be to blame ...
The Guardian

Kids report warns of 'too much TV'
ITV

Could Telly Be Making You Unwell?
Sky News

Good Childhood Inquiry blames the parents for bad childhoods
Nursery World

Teenage offender turns life round
BBC News

Kids report warns of 'too much TV'
Channel 4

Adults 'let our children down'
Evening Standard

Childhood ruined by 'me-first' society, landmark report claims
Daily Telegraph

Children paying price for adults' pursuit of success, says report
The Guardian

Is life really worse for kids today than it was for previous ...
The Guardian

Selfish adults 'damage childhood'
BBC News

What makes a good childhood?
BBC News

Childcare Children pay price ‘as adults put themselves first’
The Times Online

Leading article: Childhood in Britain still leaves much to be desired
The Independent

Who is going to pay for all our old people?
Daily Telegraph

Working women 'harm family'
TeleText

Mum's cash 'leading to split home'
Daily Mirror

Comment articles:

Richard Layard: Schools should help the young find a sense of purpose
Guardian Unlimited

The Children's Society report on childhood should trouble us all
Daily Telegraph

Tom Sutcliffe: Manna from heaven for us 'selfish' adults
The Independent

Mary Dejevsky: Why do we make it so easy for people to ignore ...
The Independent

For society's sake, we must change
Evening Standard comment piece by The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams

Parents who put their children before work will rescue British society
Daily Telegraph comment piece by Gill Hornby

The Good Childhood Inquiry - the UK's first independent national inquiry into childhood - is managed by The Children's Society. The major new paperback A Good Childhood, is on sale from 5 February. The book is written by Professor Richard Layard and Judy Dunn and published by Penguin.

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