22. Whatever happened to childhood?
With a rise in bullying, family break-up and consumer pressure, has a paradise now turned into a battleground - quite literally? Free Thinking brings together a panel of writers, historians, youth professionals and younger voices for challenging perspectives on modern childhood..
With Dr Sami Timimi, Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist with Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Trust;
David O'Brien, headmaster of St Teresa's Catholic Primary School in Norris Green, Liverpool;
Tim Gill, former director of the Play Council and author of "No Fear: growing up in a risk-averse society";
Pat Nelson, Liverpool-based youth and community worker, and Kate Clanchy, journalist and writer.
Free Thinking 07 Event Poll 22
Is modern childhood too short?
Don't know1 votes(4.2%)
Total votes: 24
Results are indicative and may not reflect public opinion