Thursday, September 11, 2008

Child of the new Century...

My daughter was born in the year 2000 enabling her to qualify to be a part of the Child of the new Century scheme. It follows the lives of children growing up in the UK in the 21st century and monitors their development. Usually it's just a routine visit which occurs occasionally and they just check up on how she is getting on .

Yesterday was my night to have the children and we played in the garden until the football started, it was then my daughter lifted up her shirt to reveal a device strapped around her waist. This is apparently to monitor her daily routine and movements, I queried the device with their mother and she said that recently they collected one of her teeth that had fallen out. I find it all on the extreme side and evasive as it's not really fair on her although she treats it as a novelty and doesn't seem to find it uncomfortable...

Here are some images I took from my iPhone >

Through collecting information on you and your children as they grow into adulthood, we can try and change things for the better. Britain is the world leader in this type of research – similar surveys have been carried out before, following children born in 1946, 1958 and 1970 into adulthood. From these studies we have found out, for example, that good health services for mothers and children, and good housing and proper food make a lasting difference to health and success as children grow up.