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

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

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

What is your perception of young people?

Young people get a lot of bad press, which leads to negative perceptions of them from individuals looking on from the outside.  However, people are usually only seeing what they want to see.  All they see is the headlines, criminal activities or bad attitudes, rather than the actual person underneath all of that. There is … Continue reading What is your perception of young people?

Why cutting benefits is not the solution for youth unemployment

Although reported youth unemployment figures have decreased over the past two years, it is a recurring problem that needs to be effectively addressed.  The Conservatives are continuously making cuts, that not only affect young people but also wider society, and they now want to cut benefits for unemployed 18 to 21-year-olds. These cuts could have … Continue reading Why cutting benefits is not the solution for youth unemployment

The Self-Harm Issue

A couple of months ago, I read an article on The Guardian website about self-harm and I was shocked to the core about how commonplace it is among young people.  Self-harm really is more common than we think and it is becoming more prevalent. According to a World Health Organisation collaborative study, the last decade … Continue reading The Self-Harm Issue