Children grow up far too fast

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman

First published in Oxford

Author Philip Pullman, above, joined a string of experts warning that children are growing up too quickly.

More than 200 teachers, academics, authors, charity leaders and other experts wrote to The Daily Telegraph to urge action to “interrupt the erosion of childhood”.

They said it was caused by a combination of early testing in school, advertising, bad childcare, and a reliance on computer games and television.

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6:20pm Mon 26 Sep 11

Lord Peter Macvey says...

Author Philip Pullman, above, joined a string of experts warning that children are growing up too quickly. He added "they are growing up so fast that they do not have time to buy my books before going on to buy more intelligent literature" "where is my next Rolls Royce coming from if this carries on" he sobbed.
Author Philip Pullman, above, joined a string of experts warning that children are growing up too quickly. He added "they are growing up so fast that they do not have time to buy my books before going on to buy more intelligent literature" "where is my next Rolls Royce coming from if this carries on" he sobbed. Lord Peter Macvey
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