Are todays children too disconnected from nature? Are we overprotective of young people? Do we need to rewild childhood? Commentators suggest that contemporary lifestyles are detrimental, not just to childrens health and happiness, but also their understanding of, and relationship with, nature. Words are disappearing from their mental dictionaries and theyre more able to identify Pokmon species than animals. But what is nature and where is the wild? How might we redress this supposed imbalance? Nina Morris (University of Edinburgh) argues the case for a wilder childhood.