IN THE NEWS | Coronavirus isn’t the end of ‘childhood innocence,’ but an opportunity to rethink children’s rights

by Julie Garlen

The Conversation, April 6, 2020

“When it comes to COVID-19, children and adults alike have a part to play in flattening the curve. These are difficult and dire times, but holding on to the myth of childhood innocence will not make this crisis any easier.

Adults can take advantage of this opportunity to model compassion for ourselves and others, acknowledge and talk about privilege and inequality, and practise and celebrate social responsibility.”