How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 2

Shaniqua continues to look back on a deep conversation at The Kickback, focusing on youth violence. It was a real big conversation on June 18th, which means that I had to divide the write up into two parts, but that just means double the gems and knowledge for you. There is just so much to be … Continue reading How can we drive down youth violence? – Part 2

Discussing Sex at the YP Insight Forum

On October 18th, it was time to talk all about sex.  From the very beginning, it was interesting to see how different our thought processes were when it came to sex, whether it was the word sex itself or who we thought were the sexiest individuals. As part of a warm-up to the discussion, I … Continue reading Discussing Sex at the YP Insight Forum

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

A Clouded View

We've been brought into a world, Thrown into a society, Where it's as if young people, Are willed to fail. A government, Which seems to hate us, Media that for some reason, Wants to demonise us. Elders that want to make decisions for us, Not allowing us to have our say, Preferring us to complain … Continue reading A Clouded View

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?

Why are there more girls self-harming than boys?

When looking into self-harm, what stuck with me most was that the number of girls self-harming is significantly higher than the number of boys.  It really got me thinking and all I wanted to understand was why?  Does it have something to do with a female's inability to deal with stress, or their desire to … Continue reading Why are there more girls self-harming than boys?