Between the 16th and 18th Centuries, in the enlightenment period, children were seen to require discipline, care and protection. This was the age of growth in world trade. Bigger houses were built with more room. Children began to have privacy and were therefore beginning to be treated differently. In the 1870's institutions such as Barnardos were created, children who were sleeping on roofs or in gutters were able to gain a basic education. In wartime, parents were encouraged to condition their children through regimented patterns of sleep and feeding to help with rationing and indulgence. (Brooks, L. Story of Childhood. ). Children were sent to work in textile mills, where conditions were dangerous and unhealthy. (Maynard). The Victorian view of children, according to Dickens, was that society 'brutalised' children through child labour and neglect and boys and girls were treated differently.20th Century views focus on emotional relationships children have with adults. Parents were told to trust their own instincts and have fun with their children. 'Child- Centric Care' as defined by Spock and Leach (Brooks: 9). However, with more freedom for children came with it the parental concerns surrounding their fears and anxieties for their offspring. "Childhood today in Britain is recognisable as the childhood established for working class children at the turn of the 20th Century". (Brooks: 11). With advances in technology and the increased knowledge of tragic events that are happening to children seen on the news, parents are becoming more protective of their children.Postman (Disappearance of Childhood 1994) states "childhood is disappearing at a dazzling speed". He argues that with children able to watch the same television programmes as adults and use of internet sites not solely for children, childhood is merging with adulthood. He states that children can dress in the same clothes and have been given the same rights as adults. Children are seen to be committing the same crimes such as rape and murder. In research from the BBC 'Child of our time', children are seen to access information but use it differently to adults.