Are schools producing Generation Snowflake?

Claire Fox’s recent book ‘I Find That Offensive’ argues that British schools are socialising students into a mindset of hypersensitivity and victimhood.  Others reject this critique, insisting upon the importance of tackling problems of bullying and emotional distress through greater intervention in schools.  But do young people really need so much protection from everyday life?

Filmed at the Battle of Ideas, the speakers are Claire Fox, director of the Institute of Ideas; Mike Boulton, professor of psychology, University of Chester; Kathryn Ecclestone, professor of education, University of Sheffield; Dr Pooky Knightsmith, mental health ambassador.  The chair is Kevin Rooney, politics teacher and head of social science, Queen’s School, Bushy.