Sunday, July 8, 2012

The Roundup

This is a new regular feature that will highlight recent content (and sometimes content I've just recently discovered that might be older) from around the web that has a youth rights angle.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in the following posts may or may not reflect my own views in whole or in part. My views may or may not in whole or in part reflect the views of the authors whose work is presented below.

Now let's get to the roundup!

This piece in Politico by youth rights intellectual Mike Males offers a wonderful critique of the recent Supreme Court decisions Miller v. Alabama and Jackson v. Hobbs.

Good news about internet privacy for students in Delaware.

Strong words from a millennial about the oppressive social and economic circumstances faced by members of her generation.

A great example of the way in which anti-drug hysteria and ageism collide to endanger youth.

Hooray for strong, capable six-year-olds.

A German court does the right thing by defending youths' right to bodily autonomy.

A piece detailing some of the horrific ways parents violate their children's privacy by using new technology.

1 comment:

  1. The Delaware internet privacy article is particularly interesting. The idea that people should have control over their information, free from any kind of undue influence on the part of authoritarian schools or workplaces is common sense. I'm glad to see that some people realize that common sense realities are not dependent on having reached a certain age.