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1

What are Postman's views on the FOC?

The mass media has brought the adult world into childhood, therefore, breaking the boundary between child and adult which causes children to "group up too quickly" and losing their innocence by acting like adults in terms of dress, criminal and sexual behaviour

THIS WILL CAUSE THE DEATH OF CHILDHOOD.

2

What is Qvotrup's view on the FOC?

Childhood is disappearing due to falling birth rates which means that less money will be spent on resources for children.

Childhood will become an isolated experience since there are fewer in the neighbourhood.

3

Child Liberationists

Argue that childhood isn't disappearing because western ideas on childhood are spreading to other parts of the world due to globalisation.

4

Opie

Through research into children's toys, games, songs concluded that childhood isn't dying - it is continuing due to the continuity of children's culture.