Lost Adventures of Childhood


1 x 60’

Year of Production


Production Company

Sunday Night Entertainment

Commissioned By

CTV Canada



How high is the price of hyper-parenting? Children once played freely in the streets, creating their own games and going home when it got dark. Today we have supervised play dates, GPS child tracking systems and year round organised sports. Lost Adventures of Childhood looks at how we got here and to what end. A combination of fear of abduction, school shootings, litigation and falling behind, combined with the epic rise in computer games, has conspired to keep today’s children indoors. Compelling and universally relevant, this programme uses case study and expert analysis to explore the impact of this incredible sea change in the way children play and grow.

Winner (2010): Best Documentary Science/Medicine, Golden Sheaf Award