10th National Report on the Condition of Childhood and Adolescence (2009)

Eurispes and Telefono Azzurro present the 10th National Report on the Condition of Childhood and Adolescence. Since 2000, through the ten editions published every year, the Report has been a valid tool for understanding the main transformations, trends, potentials and risks that characterise the developmental age in our Country. The presentation of the Report’s results is the first of a series of initiatives organised on the occasion of the twentieth anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, aimed not only at stimulating reflection on the rights of children and adolescents and on the state of implementation of this important Convention but also at promoting an ever greater diffusion of the culture of rights within our society.
The 40 factsheets that make up the Report explore macro-themes ranging from abuse and discomfort to health, from the use of the new media to the main changes occurred modifying certain behaviours of the relevant actors of sense and orientation such as family and school, but also places of culture and leisure.
The two major surveys carried out in schools involved about 2,500 children and young people in 33 schools of all levels. The Identikit of the Child was drawn up using a questionnaire administered to children aged between 7 and 11, attending the third, fourth and fifth year of primary school and the first year of secondary school. The Identikit of the Adolescent, on the other hand, collected the orientations of 12-19-year-olds, attending the second and third class of secondary school or one of the five classes of secondary school. The questionnaires analysed were 1,090 for childhood and 1,373 for adolescence.



Provisional Generation. The right to imagine the future by overcoming the uncertainties of the present

by Ernesto Caffo, President of SoS Il Telefono Azzurro Onlus and Gian Maria Fara, President of Eurispes


Chapter 1 – Abuse and distress

Factsheet 1. 114 Childhood Emergency: some considerations after 6 years of activity

Factsheet 2. Europe against child disappearance and international abduction

Factsheet 3. Female genital mutilation: a tradition that can be overcome

Factsheet 4. The various (new) faces of the sexual exploitation of minors: sexual tourism, prostitution and child Internet pornography

Factsheet 5. The psycho-criminogenic reality of minors involved in sexual crimes

Factsheet 6. The ongoing transformations of the juvenile system

Card 7. Bullying: the phenomenon in the investigations of Eurispes and Telefono Azzurro

Factsheet 8. Exploitation of minors between organised crime and illegal work


Chapter 2 – Health

Tab 9. Traumas of the developmental age and schizophrenic spectrum

Factsheet 10. The hospitalization of children and adolescents with psychopathological disorders: open questions and points for reflection

Factsheet 11. Separation from the parent and its impact on psychic health in the developmental age

Factsheet 12. Doping in sports among the young

Factsheet 13. Young people, smoking and alcohol. New intervention strategies

Factsheet 14. Road safety and infant mortality

Factsheet 15. Generation condemned to beauty

Factsheet 16. The quality of food products for children


Chapter 3 – Family, school, education

Factsheet 17. Non profit and minors: a system of protection and promotion

Factsheet 18. Parenting support services: comparing the Italian and French models

Factsheet 19. The economic and working condition of foreign families in Italy

Factsheet 20. Peer pressure and transgressive behaviour in adolescence: the protective role of self-efficacy beliefs

Factsheet 21. Immigration and integration of foreign minors

Factsheet 22. The “involuntary generation”: unaccompanied minors

Factsheet 23. Immigrant pupils and the right to education

Factsheet 24. Sense of school and civil society


Chapter 4 – Culture and free time

Factsheet 25. The child directed by marketing

Factsheet 26. The cost of having children and the status symbols of the world of young people

Factsheet 27. I look, therefore I am

Factsheet 28. Voluntary work and youth associations

Factsheet 29. Young people and environmental education

Factsheet 30. Young people and sport

Factsheet 31. Children and the city: spaces for children/adolescents and youth gatherings

Factsheet 32. Young people and gambling (also on the Internet)


Chapter 5 – Media and Communication

Factsheet 33. Internet: enemy or ally?

Factsheet 34. Preferential relationships, child pornography and paedophile careers

Factsheet 35. Children on the front page and journalists facing the challenge of ethics

Factsheet 36. New technologies and new perspectives for helplines aimed at children and adolescents: a survey in schools

Factsheet 37. Blogs and social networks

Factsheet 38. Videogames (also on line): learning by playing

Factsheet 39. Cinema for adolescents: a new marketing

Factsheet 40. The new road to success: the Talent Show


Identikit of the child


Identikit of the teenager

File Indice

Summary Document

Temporary generation. The right to imagine the future by overcoming the present’s insecurity

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