4th National Report on the Condition of Childhood and Adolescence (2003)

The annual Report on the Condition of Childhood and Adolescence is intended to represent a significant analysis operation capable of carrying out – as in the plans of Telefono Azzurro and Eurispes- through a widespread territorial monitoring action, an interpretative reading of a dynamic and constantly changing reality such as that of children and teenagers. In the 4th Report, the research framework, in addition to the traditional areas of investigation (discomfort, sexual abuse and exploitation of minors, violated children’s rights, deviance and juvenile justice), explored some relevant areas of analysis, such as children’s safety and health. The survey identified some worrying risk indicators relating to the safety and daily dangers our children are exposed to. For example, public school buildings situation appears worse than one might imagine: the national average of schools with suitable certification is less than 27%. The same applies to the number of young people killed on the road or the spread of risky patterns and behaviour, such as the high consumption of alcohol and spirits and poly-drug use, hence the tendency to take several different substances in the same evening.




Young people at risk

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


Chapter 1 – Abuse, Exploitation and Violated Rights

  1. Children’s participation rights after Geneva
  2. Training and the network of services for childhood and adolescence
  3. Map of abused children. Tools to defend them
  4. Tools of investigation in case of abuse
  5. The P.W.S.A. (Pedophilia Web Sites Analysis) research programme
  6. Pornography on the Internet: the blurred boundaries between adult and child porn.
  7. Mutilated children
  8. Child labour


Chapter 2 – Social Unrest, Deviance and Juvenile Justice

  1. Family support policies
  2. The dimensions of the juvenile deviance phenomenon
  3. Young violent offenders
  4. Juvenile responsibility and lowering the age of responsibility
  5. Foreign juvenile offenders
  6. “Beggars are made: minor, poor and foreigner. The starting identikit
  7. Resilient children and teenagers: resilience and well-being therapy
  8. Emergency, risk and trauma: theory and exemplification of a case of reality


Chapter 3 – Communication and Culture

  1. Periodicals and magazines for young girls: points of analysis and reflection
  2. Children and television between opportunities and risks
  3. Children and the Internet
  4. Young people and consumption, a sought-after market share
  5. Music consumption and radio listening among the very young
  6. Old and new games
  7. Graffiti art
  8. Socio-cultural risk factors in the onset of eating disorders


Chapter 4 – Health

  1. Health in paediatrics
  2. Overweight and obese children: lifestyle as a risk factor
  3. More and more children suffering from allergies
  4. Baby drugs: commercial legislation?
  5. Autism
  6. The child with chronic illness (part 1)
  7. The child with chronic illness (part 2)
  8. Foreign mothers and care: when the paediatrician does not understand what is happening


Chapter V – Safety

  1. A model of intervention in mass disaster situations centred on the needs of the child: the class activation programme
  2. A “special” police force attentive to prevention
  3. Home sweet home? Children and domestic accidents
  4. Baby smokers
  5. Teenagers and abortion
  6. Mobile phones: benefits and risks…the new generation
  7. Security in school buildings



Opinion leaders


The identikit of the child

The identikit of the teenager


Young people at risk

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