Despite a ten-point roadmap and bold commitments, Australia has not stayed on track to reduce youth homeless over the past decade.
In 2008, Australia had a national homelessness strategy, plus a ten-point roadmap to reduce youth homelessness. Why has it fallen so far short of its goals, and what still needs to be done?
Sixteen year-old Greta Thunberg inspired global climate change school strikes.
Facing up to the horror of climate change can help us work towards a more sustainable culture. Young people are leading the way.
The evidence shows that vaping is creating a generation of nicotine-addicted youth, who start with e-cigarettes and move on to smoke tobacco products.
Vaping devices were designed as a clean way of delivering nicotine, to help people stop smoking tobacco. Now, with gummy bear flavours and celebrity endorsements, they are a serious public health problem.
“Just say no” messages are ignored because young people want to have fun.
People who use party drugs say it gives them energy to dance and socialise, reduces their inhibitions and enhances their feelings of connection to others.
Tumblr’s new rules will likely shut much of the LGBTQ youth activity. Here a chaptered LGBTQ youth themed comic on Tumblr.
LGBTQ youth use Tumblr more frequently than others. The platform has provided a safe space for youth to explore sexual identities and find crucial support. A new regulating policy may change all that.
Indigenous youth planning on attending post-secondary education would benefit from appropriate financial literacy information. Here students Cheyenne Wilson, 13, Roy Joseph, 13, centre, and Connor Roberts, 13, after attending a presentation by B.C.‘s representative for Children and Youth at Shoreline Community School in Victoria, B.C., on May 15, 2018.
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Indigenous entrepreneurship is growing at a rate six times faster than the general Canadian population and it is 10 years younger. Culturally relevant financial literacy is critical to its success.
Ahead of the release of the most comprehensive data on loneliness in Australia, by the Australian Psychologists Society, Labor frontbencher Andrew Giles speaks about this "contagious phenomenon".
Teens are questioning the suggestion that they can’t get their stories straight and that abusive behaviour is to be expected at their age. Here teens from the 1980s pose for a time capsule.
Last week's hearing with Brett Kavanaugh raised questions about how responsible we are for our youthful actions. A legal scholar says that youthful inexperience doesn’t let us off the hook.
Sex-ed can equip and empower young people to make healthy and safe choices about their sexuality for themselves and for others.
The notion that religious groups are opposed to sex-ed is simply not true. And our youth need it more than ever to take control over their lives, their bodies and their decisions.
Rwandan students on grounds of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village near Rwamagana, in Rwanda., 2014.
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Is it always good to talk about violent pasts? Sixty Rwandan youths participated in a research project that aimed to understand the perspectives of people born of rapes committed during the genocide
Many South African students prefer universities and neglect technical colleges.
South Africa needs to improve efforts to increase student numbers at technical colleges.
Young activists rallying in Paris before the landmark 2015 climate summit.
This weekend sees a major youth climate rally in Washington DC. But do young people really hold the key to overcoming climate inaction, or are we wrong to put our faith in their ability to drive change?
Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a processing facility in Brownsville, Texas.
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Interviews with hundreds of unaccompanied minors in Los Angeles reveal that relationships with US sponsors can be complicated.
The death threat looms large over Indonesian youth as their rate of smoking is high.
Indonesia has the region's highest rate of smoking among youths – one in five between the ages of 13 and 15 smoke. What should the government should do to stop youth from smoking?
Human Resources must adapt quickly to changes in the workplace to remain relevant and useful.
Many associate entrepreneurship with youth – like Mark Zuckerberg, who famously started Facebook as a student at Harvard.
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Most people think of entrepreneurship as a young person's game. But the highest-growth firms in the US come from entrepreneurs who are 45 years old.
Today’s youth are increasingly rejecting capitalism.
AP Photo/Phil Sears
The recent March for Our Lives showed just how unsatisfied American youth are with their leaders. Recent polls suggest the economic system may be the next item on their agenda.
Blood has always been a symbol of life and has been thought to counteract the ageing process.
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Recent scientific studies have claimed that transfusions of blood from teenagers can help delay or reverse the ageing process. Do they stack up?
Zimbabwe’s youth are most affected by democratic processes, but they appear to be the least interested.
Youth participation in elections and governance processes in Zimbabwe is low.
New research estimates that one in seven teens send sexts and one in four receive them.
Rather than telling young people not to sext, we should encourage them to think about sexting as part of a broader negotiation of intimate relationships.