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By Robert Dingwall | Published: November 20, 2012
The English in full moral panic are never an edifying spectacle. The Jimmy Savile affair is no exception, as self-appointed experts on child abuse, BBC-bashing tabloids and ambulance-chasing lawyers have piled into the fray.
By Social Science Bites | Published: July 2, 2012
How are children using the Internet? How is it affecting them? Sonia Livingstone, who has overseen a major study of children’s behaviour online discusses these issues with Nigel Warburton in this episode of the Social Science Bites podcast.
By ssseditor | Published: April 13, 2012
As part of a series of occasional interviews with leading social scientists, Steve Duck, Professor of Communication Studies and Daniel and Amy Starch Research Chair, University of Iowa, spoke to socialsciencespace.
By Dorothy Singer | Published: September 6, 2011
By Jerome L. Singer and Dorothy G. Singer, Yale University One of the greatest developments of the nineteenth century in industrial Europe, Canada and the United States was the recognition that children were no longer to be forced into slave-like labor from their earliest years. The health of society depended on treating children as a [...]
By Cathy Nutbrown | Published: December 1, 2010
When we involve young children in our research, there are the usual things we well know that we must attend to – issues of access, informed consent, anonymity, confidentiality, protection, safety and well being. Discussions of these themes are well served in the literature (Danby and Farrell 2004; Cocks 2006; Dockett and Perry 2007; Heath [...]