How can we address youth violence?

We're focusing on youth violence at The Kickback next Tuesday, at a time when youth violence and violent crime as a whole in London has been plaguing the headlines.  The reported surge in gun and knife crime is being labelled as an epidemic, which unfortunately isn't a surprise to me, as I saw it heading … Continue reading How can we address youth violence?

Not the New Normal

"Oh no, not another one," "It's happened again," And again. And again. And again. 15-year-old stabbed to death yards from school gates, Business studies student stabbed to death near university halls, Teenager stabbed in chicken shop, 16-year-old stabbed in the head yards from secondary school; Teenager stabbed, Teenager stabbed to death, Young person stabbed, Young … Continue reading Not the New Normal

Are young people worse off today than previous generations?

As I spent time speaking about the sick condition of this world with my granddad and how the young people of the world were caught up in it, I started to think about whether the youth of today are worse off than previous generations. The response to this would never be straightforward, because of the … Continue reading Are young people worse off today than previous generations?

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

The ‘One Minute in May’ Campaign

With the continuous reports of knife crime and youth violence, public awareness and youth centred organisations or initiatives are growing in importance.  These are necessary to not only prevent violent youth crimes, but also to engage the young people of this generation. The One Minute in May campaign was set up to "confront the ever-growing … Continue reading The ‘One Minute in May’ Campaign