Beautifully put, Bill.
In the cities of the high-income countries children may be threatened by
traffic, pollution and a shortage of green and open spaces in which to play.
In both rich and poor countries, urban children and adolescents feel
increasingly imprisoned and isolated.
On 2/5/05 11:23 am, "billt44hk" <wmsatelfer@...> wrote:
> Bank Holiday Monday ...yes, about half a dozen kids were actually on the
> roadway, playing with
> a ball. Then, the shout of a no doubt worried concerned parent, a slammed
> car door, a couple the kids being shuttled off to where- a mall no doubt or
> if they're lucky a public park. The other kids disappear, off the street
> and onto the narrow pavement (sidewalk) relegated again to their proper
> place, where they're supposed to be, an impossible space in which to kick or
> bat a ball around, and within minutes disperse....back to the Tv, the
> computer game (making them smarter according the latest research!) This is
> the reality of the street and neighbourhood today, and the saddest part is
> that nobody seems to see anything amiss about any of it. Bill