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Children are getting older

PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:59 am
by Fernando
Children, is seems, are now remaining juvenile until they are 24 years old.
writing in the Lancet Child & Adolescent Health, scientists from the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne argue the timings needs to be changed.

They point to the fact that the brain continues to mature beyond the age of 20, and many people’s wisdom teeth do not come through until the age of 25.

And people are also getting married and having children later, with the average man entering their first marriage aged 32.5 and women 30.6, an increase of eight years since the 1970s.

Lead author Prof Susan Sawyer, said delays in young people leaving education, settling down and becoming parents, showed adolescence was now longer and argued that policies that support youth should be extended beyond teenage years.

Countries such as New Zealand already treat children who have been in care as vulnerable until they are 25, allowing them the same rights as youngsters

“Age definitions are always arbitrary,” she said, but “our current definition of adolescence is overly restricted.”

“The ages of 10-24 years are a better fit with the development of adolescents nowadays.”
Just in time to justify the new wave of unaccompanied immigrant "children" of uncertain age that May and Macron have agreed on. I wonder if they'll put the age limit for marriage up to 24 as a quid pro quo?
They won't, of course. Nor will it stop Corbyn reducing the voting age to 16 if he gets the chance!

Re: Children are getting older

PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 3:37 pm
by manfred
Ah, that is we we accept unaccompanied "migrant children"?

Re: Children are getting older

PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:51 am
by Fernando
Yes Manfred, in order to keep our border controls at Calais and fend-off stowaways, May has agreed to give Macron £44 million and accept more unaccompanied child migrants.

As regards the effect on the voting age, I woke up this morning to hear someone on the World Service explaining that the delayed maturity finding was a reason TO lower the voting age to 16! Why am I not surprised?

Re: Children are getting older

PostPosted: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:36 am
by Fernando
Meanwhile, the Express reports claims that French border guards are deliberately not using some monitors to check lorries for stowaways and have not been using them for months. Why am I not surprised? Perfidious Marianne!
HIGHLY sensitive equipment for detecting migrants hiding in UK-bound trucks has been deliberately turned off by French border guards in Calais, it was claimed last night.

Re: Children are getting older

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:10 pm
by Nosuperstition
No mercy for 'children' if there is rape and murder.Open more 'Juvenile homes'.