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p. 1126. Ethical debates in children's literaturelocked

  • Kimberley Reynolds

Abstract

‘Ethical debates in children's literature’ considers the use of children's literature to encourage readers to think and behave in particular ways. Because it is aimed at a young and impressionable audience, it is important to be alert to the many — sometimes conflicting — layers of ethical thinking and activity in which writing for children and young people is implicated. Access to information and ideas gathered from the Internet, satellite television channels and computer games is changing what children are likely to know about or have experienced in connection with such things as violence, sex, self-injury, and bullying. This is affecting how writers address readers and the way they explore issues.

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