Making their mark: the NHS England Youth Forum.
University of Hertfordshire
Youth forums are valuable in giving young people a say about health provision in their communities.
Has D.A.R.E. moved beyond the “just say no” days of the ‘80’s and '90’s?
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Jeff Sessions was met with considerable skepticism when he announced his desire to revive D.A.R.E. But it turns out that the current program is nothing like the ineffective D.A.R.E. of the '80's and '90's.
Should we trust what they say?
Surveys can help researchers better understand the lives of teens, but skeptics argue that youth are often dishonest and that the results cannot be trusted.
Skateboarding is an increasingly popular activity.
A man skateboards in Moscow. Maxim Shemetov
Skateboarders are being driven from Melbourne's Lincoln Square after community complaints. But skaters are citizens too, and with obesity on the rise, their activities should be encouraged.
I support nudging smoking choices by taxation policy, packaging, warnings and information campaigns. But redefining adulthood is a step too far.
The Tasmanian government is considering whether to raise the age at which people can legally purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 or possibly even 25. California is also moving to increase the legal…
It’s normal for young people to want to learn about sex and relationships.
The stash of hidden magazines you might remember from your youth is vastly different from the sexually explicit content children are exposed to today.
Energy drinks are often promoted alongside extreme sports, video games and youth-centric activities such as lifesaving.
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Given the heightened risk of harm, governments should ban the sale of energy drinks to anyone under the age of 18 years old.