There are a growing number of children in America who are personally affected by the ongoing war in Iraq. Children in particular are subject to media and conversations that often result in them obtaining knowledge that is perhaps too complex and serious for their age. I would argue that this burden of knowledge and worry affects children on a daily basis. While traditional research suggests that children exhibit aggressive behaviors during such times, this qualitative analysis suggests otherwise, claiming that children deal with their emotions in idiosyncratic ways. This study looks at the effects that the Iraqi war has had upon one eleven year old boy; specifically examining the efficacy that the internet has exercised in this boy’ s life.
Amy Schneider, ’07 Darien, IL
Major: Elementary Education
Sponsors: Jill Heinrich, Kerry Bostwick