Our children are paying a high price for society’s vision of success
Yet another report has been published showing frightening levels of mental illness among children and young people in England. The figure now stands at about a quarter of a million. I have written before, downplaying the phenomenon, usually along the lines of “children have never had it so good” and pointing to the increase in child-centrism, the boons of technology and the growth in living standards for most.
I can’t keep my head in the sand any longer. Something is going seriously wrong. Owen Jones, in an article in this newspaper, recited the usual suspects – overcrowded and poor... read more