Changing the Perception of Young People

This week, I was shocked and disgusted when I saw the headline about a teenager caught on CCTV punching an 87-year-old woman in the face on a bus.  I was then disappointed and slightly taken aback by the story of two teenage girls ripping down a poppy display, just hours before Remembrance Day. The blatant … Continue reading Changing the Perception of Young People

What can we do to stop the terror of knife crime?

Although knife crime is a constant presence throughout the year, there are periods of time when the media reports on a series stabbings throughout the country.  The stabbings that many of us are oblivious to most of the time are now thrust in our face, making us aware of a problem that shows no signs … Continue reading What can we do to stop the terror of knife crime?

Moving Forward to Become the Change

As I mentioned earlier in the year, Young People Insight is moving forward and bigger things are being planned for this year.  One of the ways that the platform is moving forward is through developing a media campaign/project with youth charity, Fixers. Fixers is an organisation that works with young people aged 16-25, helping them … Continue reading Moving Forward to Become the Change

Why it is important for us to be the change

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending a debate/discussion entitled #ICantTrust, which was presented by the youth magazine Live Mag UK.  This event allowed young people to have a voice, while also aiming to address the issues surrounding race relations and policing. The evening was interesting, insightful and inspiring, as I gained new information, heard … Continue reading Why it is important for us to be the change

Why your vote can make a difference

It has intrigued me to see that the hashtag, 'CameronMustGo', is still trending and shows no signs of weakening, despite having kicked off at the weekend.  What intrigues me more is that it comes at a time when there are numerous news stories about the effect of the government's actions or influences on young people's … Continue reading Why your vote can make a difference

We need to step up and make changes to stop the cycle

I recently finished reading HOOD RAT: Britain's Lost Generation by Gavin Knight, which allowed me to get into the minds and actions of some young individuals mixed up in drugs and gang culture. This book was a learning curve that gave me an even deeper perspective of young people caught up in a dangerous lifestyle … Continue reading We need to step up and make changes to stop the cycle

What does fun mean for young people?

With young people returning to school, college or university this month, fun may not be at the forefront of their minds (although it is said that there is a lot of fun to be had at university).  However, there is  a lot of fun to be had during term time and some young individuals may … Continue reading What does fun mean for young people?

Why does our health take a backseat?

As young people, the majority of our life is spent in education, working towards the ultimate goal of getting a good job and earning the most amount of money possible.  It is like we are brainwashed to believe that this is the most important element of our existence, which results in us being all about … Continue reading Why does our health take a backseat?