Are children in the 21st century at more risks than they were in the 19th and 20th centuries?

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Are children in the 21st century at more risks than they were in the 19th and 20th centuries?

Jul 1st, 2015

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 For many children in the early 19th century things grew worse! The industrial revolution created a huge demand for female and child labor. Children had always done some work but at least before the 19th century they worked in their own homes with their parents or on land nearby. Children's work was largely seasonal so they did have some time to play. When children worked in textile factories they often worked for more than 12 hours a day.

In the early 19th century parliament passed laws to curtail child labor. However they all proved to be unenforceable. The first effective law was passed in 1833. It was effective because for the first time factory inspectors were appointed to make sure the law was being obeyed. The new law banned children under 9 from working in textile factories. It said that children aged 9 to 13 must not work for more than 12 hours a day or 48 hours a week. Children aged 13 to 18 must not work for more than 69 hours a week. Furthermore nobody under 18 was allowed to work at night (from 8.30 pm to 5.30 am). Children aged 9 to 13 were to be given 2 hours education a day.

 In the 19th century boys were made to climb up chimneys to clean them. This barbaric practice was ended by law in 1875. Gradually children were protected by the law more and more.In the 19th century families were much larger than today. That was partly because infant mortality was high. People had many children and accepted that not all of them would survive.  In the 19th century middle class girls played with wood or porcelain dolls. They also had dolls houses, model shops and skipping ropes. Boys played with marbles and toy soldiers as well as toy trains. 

Research says that  "It's that convergence between modern childhood and design that makes the 20th the century of the child."  he term "21st-century skills" is generally used to refer to certain core competencies such as collaboration, digital literacy, critical thinking, and problem-solving that advocates believe schools need to teach to help students thrive in today's world. In a broader sense, however, the idea of what learning in the 21st century should look like is open to interpretation and controversy.  comics and animation are further rich areas of visual experimentation that were initially directed at children but became central to mainstream design practices.  

So, In 21 st century children often has sufficient experience and knowledge to make better-informed decisions, but it is not always prepared to use this wisdom from the social and behavioral sciences. As the 21st century approaches with science and technology assuming increasing importance in society as compared to 19th century .



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Jul 1st, 2015

Im satisfied thanks a lot, appreciate it. Please see my review. I told you what im focusing on. Its an argumentative essay so im gonna need counterarguments. The main ideas include: technology and its psychological effects on children crime and violence that permeates society and the influence of the media. 

Jul 1st, 2015

Thanks a lot dear, i have covered all points regarding technology its bad effects on children in society so if u need any correction please let me know.... Thankyou

Jul 2nd, 2015

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Jul 2nd, 2015

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