- Peter Martins
- United Kingdom
CEO/Managing Director, Datacable ltd
Is there is a link between sexualisation of young people and the halting of play and slowing of social and personal development ?
It concerns me that while we are getting to grips with the importance of play there is a big area of where huge damage may be being done our obsession with sex and its impact on sexualisation of younger and younger people.
I am not a prude or peddler of religious based dogmatic views, but in my mind there is some sense a link between the onset of sexual activity and a subtle change in the way our brains work. If this happens at an early age then our minds and bodies are under developed What is the impact of this on our ability to play ? What is the wisdom here ? Its a hard subject as we all have different experiences and many people have had such difficult transitions from immature non sexual to mature sexual creatures. And being old and screwed up makes some (most?) of us unreliable and dubious guides to the Young. Does the importance of play in development and give us any clues?