Snowflake students are being given damaging life lessons, says Julia Hartley-Brewer

'Trigger warnings are complete and utter nonsense, they turn students into victims', says Julia Hartley-Brewer

Theology students are being warned that they may find images distressing

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Britain's students are learning to see themselves as victims because of the over-protection of their tutors, says Julia Hartley-Brewer. 

Our presenter spoke to Joanna Williams, the education editor of Spiked, after news that students at the University of Glasgow are being warned in advance that they may see distressing images when studying the crucifixion.

Those supporting the move say it will protect students' mental health, however critics say it leaves students unable to cope with future life challenges.

Julia told her guests we need to "re-establish these relationships" between parent or teacher and child. Meanwhile Williams said the danger is that "these students carry these ideas on with them into the workplace."

She added: "I think what’s going on is academics are telling students in advance, you will not cope with this."

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