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Pre-industrial society and the views on children

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Childhood Childhood in many ways is now monitored by mental and physical ability but it is becoming increasingly common for younge children to act and dress more like adults, this is because there is more emphasis on 'adult' like behaviour. However in pre-industrial times children basicly did not exsist, except in very wealthy families who had only one or two children,this was because children from younger than four years old were expected to be working and earning their keep. The reason families consisted of many children was so that thay could bring money into the family, children were not seen as things to love and cherish but a chore who were expected to help fund the family. Pre-industrial society and the views on children * In the middle ages all children and adults worked and played together, children were not allowed to play. ...read more.


* Pre-industrial family was a unit of production, working the land or engaging in crafts to sell at market to make some money. Children from the point that they could walk at helped their parents and if the child did not pull their weight and did not bring in a income then they had to leave home and live on the streets. Modern society * In the u.k the view on childhood has changed as the working hours have lowered meaning that more time is spent with each chld, however unlike in Pre-industrial times parents are being paid more for the hours they are working, also there is child benefit provided to all parents to help pay for things that the child needs. Due to the rise in wage there is less stress at home and creating a happier attomoshpere. ...read more.


such as mobile phones and the internet, through the internet it is easier for young children to stumble across pornographic and other explicit contents just by typing one spelling mistake. * GIRLS as young as five are growing up at risk of psychological damage from a society that exposes them to clothes, toys and images carrying sexual overtones, a new report has warned. * The study, from the American Psychological Association (APA), said a generation of girls could face problems ranging from depression to eating disorders and unhealthy sexual development because the marketing industry wanted to "sexualise" them at an ever younger age. It cited the availability of clothes aimed at children, including thongs carrying slogans such as "eye candy", mini-skirts and low-cut tops, as examples of a society that was in danger of turning young girls into sexual objects. Suitable for children under 6? Or even 12?Top saying sinner on the front with devil horns on the back. ...read more.

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