Digital Childhoods: How our MACYS teaching is underpinned by research

In this blog post Prof Rachel Thomson and Dr Liam Berriman discuss how their MACYS teaching connects with their Everyday Childhoods research project. How can we know about children's everyday lives in a digitally saturated world? What is it like to grow up in and through new media? What happens between the ages of 7 … Continue reading Digital Childhoods: How our MACYS teaching is underpinned by research


Indie Rock-a-Nore

CIRCY member Professor Lucy Robinson reflects on Indie Rock-a-Nore, a one-day indie pop festival raising money for the suicide prevention charity Grassroots. The theme of CIRCY’s 5th anniversary year is ‘children, young people and the future’.  But what does that mean, given growing concern – in the UK and internationally – about young people’s mental health and wellbeing?  In … Continue reading Indie Rock-a-Nore

Are International Schools colourblind?

By guest blogger: Danau Tanu, PhD, School of Social Sciences, The University of Western Australia Over the past few decades, international schools have become increasingly popular among the financially privileged who praise them for the high quality of education and the international perspective that they offer. International schools like to celebrate the number of nationalities … Continue reading Are International Schools colourblind?

Between Privilege and Poverty: Experiences of Aid Worker Children

By Anne-Meike Fechter, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology, University of Sussex Image: ‘a local education centre in Cambodia where young volunteers teach English’ Children and young people can be affected by mobility in different ways: migrating with their families, moving independently, or as children ‘left behind’. How their mobility affects their life chances and choices is … Continue reading Between Privilege and Poverty: Experiences of Aid Worker Children

Supporting Statutory Sex and Relationships Education

By Elsie Whittington  I, like countless other’s welcome and support the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening’s, statement in parliament at the beginning of March which intends make Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) statutory and as such delivered in all primary and secondary schools in England and Wales.  Like numerous academics, activists, and educators … Continue reading Supporting Statutory Sex and Relationships Education

Since 9/11: Educating Against Hate

Molly Napier, BA Childhood and Youth: Theory and Practice, University of Sussex On Friday 27th of January 2017 the Since 9/11 was launched at an inspirational conference with incredible guest speakers including Sara Khan (co-director of Inspire), Admiral Lord West (former Undersecretary of State for Security and now chancellor of Southampton Solent University) and Fiyaz … Continue reading Since 9/11: Educating Against Hate