7 Jan 2008

UK Army 'recruiting children as young as seven in schools

Children as young as seven are being groomed for recruitment by the Army, which gives a "glamorised" and "gamelike" view of warfare, it has been claimed.

A study, funded by a Leftwing trust, says increasingly young children are being given a "misleading" picture of life in the armed forces, with vital information left out and risks ignored.

The Ministry of Defence rejected the claims, saying much of the study was "incorrect and ill-informed".

It agreed that junior schools were visited by Army education teams, but insisted this was to raise awareness of the forces rather than to target children as future recruits.

Army 'recruiting children as young as seven in schools', claims study | the Daily Mail