Many young people are not engaging in the most fundamental of all democratic rights: voting.
Young people have a lot at stake when it comes to current political decisions. Yet 48% of 18-year-olds and nearly 24% of 19-year-olds are not registered to vote.
The government’s new plan to help young people gain employment won’t work for those who are severely disadvantaged.
The success of the government's new youth employment plan will depend on how its used by services, employers and young people alike.
The G4S-run youth offender institution that come under fire.
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Prison-style regimes are not safe for children – and especially for those who are already vulnerable.
Children’s Facebook accounts should not be open doors for journalists.
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Images taken from young people's Facebook are being used by the media with impunity.
These participants in a seminar on advocacy and peacebuilding are part of a generation of young people working for global peace and security.
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When nearly half the world's people are under 24 years old, they clearly have a critical role to play in working for peace and security around the world.
With votes for 16-year-olds looking increasingly likely, we have an historical chance to create a generation of life-long voters.
Young people without work in 2009.
Despite economic hardships, young people haven't been pushed into crime. But can we trust the data?
I’ve got the year 2020 on the line George. Seems to be a problem with your maths.
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Chancellor's promise of £9 an hour is nothing more than false advertising.
Scott Morrison’s comments may have sparked ire in some corners, but there’s good research supporting his statement.
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Social Services Minister Scott Morrison has said that a job is a "prescription" for a young person with mental health issues. What does the research on employment and mental health show?
Young people are already talking about this, but what are they saying?
Talha Asmal is believed to have become the UK's youngest suicide bomber, prompting more questions about how we can protect young people from radicalisation.
Death rates from type 1 diabetes in UK males aged 15 to 24 have almost doubled since 2000.
Death rates for young men with type 1 diabetes in the UK have shot past similar figures for Western Europe. Greater focus on adolescents could save lives.
Young people take a keen interest in key policy areas such as climate change – the main problem is a lack of government engagement with them on such intergenerational issues.
Lack of youth involvement in politics is often attributed to lack of interest. But my research indicates the bigger barrier is government capacity to listen to and work with young people’s views.
Good advice can be life-changing.
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New guidance for schools on careers has brought Conservative policy round full circle.
Young people from New Cross get to tell their own stories.
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Given the chance to be creative, young people shine.
E-cigarettes and other vaping products are on track to out-sell cigarettes by the end of 2023. And more and more young people are trying e-cigarettes. So what do you need to know about them? Are they less…
Too much spin.
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We are a nation steeped in alcohol; it’s arguably Britain’s favourite drug, and its use is not without consequence and cost to our health and our wealth. These effects are felt at both a national and personal…
Generation austerity no longer believes the future will be better than the present.
In the UK and other parts of the Western world, the notion that we are progressing towards a better future has been a consistent, if not entirely uninterrupted, ideal. But in recent years, this idea seems…
I’ll be your career advice service, son.
Students collecting their GCSE results this summer will now be obliged to participate in education and training until at least the end of the academic year in which they turn 17. From the summer of 2015…
Young teens who admit to receiving a sext are six times more likely to also report being sexually active, a new US study…
Why do 14-17s have such different views to 18-24s?
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There seems to be a contradiction in the media reports about young people and their voting intentions in the Scottish referendum. While many polls and the Scottish Social Attitudes survey have found that…