Children need more space, less ultrasound, says Archbishop – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2008 in children, news by sally

“The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, today weighs into the debate over attitudes to young people in Britain, arguing that many loiter in groups or take refuge in computer games because adults make them feel insecure and unwelcome in public spaces. Far from intending to ‘menace’ others, youngsters congregate and hang around together in order ‘to feel secure’, Williams writes in the Guardian today. They fear not only aggressive gangs but ‘unfriendly adults’, he says, arguing that adult discouragement of games in public places intensifies the problem.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2008