How do you think we can make our society more peaceful?

September 21st is The International Day of Peace and it was highlighted on Croydon Radio's 'Inside Story Radio Show' on September 16th.  I feature on the 'Inside Story Radio Show' every month to give updates on Young People Insight and this month, it was requested that I ask young people the question, "How do you … Continue reading How do you think we can make our society more peaceful?

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

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

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

Knife Crime is Becoming a Normality

As I sat watching the news yesterday and heard about a young man in South London being murdered by a group of teenagers, I immediately knew that it was a stabbing.  When I hear particular news items, I am now aware of when they are going to use the term "stab", because knife crime has … Continue reading Knife Crime is Becoming a Normality

Violent Crime: A Growing Issue

It is disturbingly worrying to see so many young individuals turning to violence to resolve certain situations.  What is worst, however, is that they are turning to weapons to carry out their violent crimes, which results in further trauma. In this world, it appears that we have a problem with communication, especially us young people.  … Continue reading Violent Crime: A Growing Issue