Head of top girls’ school blames health and safety childhood of today’s students for anti-free speech ‘safe space’ culture. Children have been brought up in such a ‘cosseted’ world that universities have become a haven for extreme politics and intolerance of free speech. Jenny Brown, head of St Albans High School for Girls:
These children of the millennium didn’t play unsupervised, they didn’t play outside … they didn’t climb trees, grub up or get back for supper with torn jeans and wet wellies. The state and the education system have fetishised protection, parents have cosseted their children.
hat-tip Barry Corke