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Noun1.overshielding - excessive protectionovershielding - excessive protection      
protection - the activity of protecting someone or something; "the witnesses demanded police protection"
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Overshielding children from news, sending them away because "news is not for children," can serve to foster narrow-mindedness and self-focus while alienating them from their place in the world--and their responsibility as a member of a community.