The Right to a Healthy Social Environment: Protecting Children from Social Toxicity

  • James Garbarino
Part of the The Loyola University Symposium on the Human Rights of Children book series (LUSY, volume 1)


Some kids are smarter than others. Some are better looking than others. Some are kinder and more sensitive than others. Some are more talented than others. Some are more confident than others. But all these differences pale in comparison with what kids share and kids do not change much at their core over the years. They want to be valued and accepted. They want to be safe. They want to learn and explore. They want to play and have fun. They need to find meaning in their lives and make a spiritual connection (Garbarino, 1995).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for the Human Rights of Children, Department of PsychologyLoyola UniversityChicagoUSA

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