Discussing Social Media at the YP Insight Forum

Social media can be a lot of fun, just like our discussion on social media during the latest Young People Insight forum on November 15th. We began by talking about our favourite aspects of social, which social media platforms we use and why we use them.  All of us used a combination of Facebook, Twitter, … Continue reading Discussing Social Media at the YP Insight Forum

We need to find a way to stop the cycle

I am currently reading One Blood: Inside Britain's Gang Culture by John Heale, and it is constantly opening my eyes and helping me to realise why young people are in the state that they are. I've desperately wanted to understand why young people have resorted to violent crime to resolve their problems, or why there … Continue reading We need to find a way to stop the cycle

What do young people see as success?

A couple of weeks back, I asked what you see as success, which was a question mainly aimed at young people.  I understood that we all look at success differently, with one person's definition of success varying from another, but I was not sure about what young people's definition of success would specifically be. I … Continue reading What do young people see as success?

The Matter of Chasing Dreams

There is a matter that has been bothering me for a long time and I feel that it is often skated over.  I do not understand why young people are not encouraged to pursue their dreams, but they are rather steered towards settling for what is considered easy or just in their reach. This is … Continue reading The Matter of Chasing Dreams

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?