Interviewees spoke of an expectation, starting in childhood, that when you grow up, you need to go to “the big smoke”.
It seems things have shifted slightly since earlier in the pandemic. A growing proportion of people hospitalised with the Delta strain are aged in their 30s or 40s.
Young people were blamed for a low voter turnout in 2019. But it’s hasty to conclude they don’t care about democracy.
We talked to two political scientists to understand more about young people’s political preferences as Indonesia slowly gears up for the 2024 elections.
This generation faces wicked problems without simple, single solutions. We need to move beyond the short-term, issue du jour approach that has dominated government responses in recent decades.
The rules around allocation, and the enforcement of those rules, can’t rest with each individual. Responsibility lies with those in charge of delivering vaccines.
The data shows that attainment gaps in English education at age 16 cannot be attributed to any single factor.
Despite clear concerns about the global impact of problem betting, more governments are making it easier to access
A significant portion of teenagers’ social development happens online. The risks are well known, but the benefits of peer support are often overlooked.
Social media doesn’t always offer comfort, but the space and support it can provide should be mirrored offline
The pandemic has seen more children experience mental health troubles. Modelling compassion and fostering self-esteem will help
Summer programmes should focus on physical activity, socialising, and being creative – not school work.
Our study showed that social media often had a positive influence on young people, motivating them to be healthier.
Research on the brain’s development could help explain why mental health problems often arise first during adolescence.
We now know a lot about what makes adults fall into conspiracy theories but investigations into how the pull in young people are only just beginning.
Sexual negotiation can be a difficult process. It’s about reading body language as well as verbal cues, and respecting the wants and needs of your partner. Schools need to teach it early and often.
Taking part in sport at university can bring huge benefits.
Some young people feel their voices and experiences during the pandemic have not been heard.
African leaders can make strategies to fight COVID-19 more accessible to the people.
The middle years (between 8 and 14 years old) are a foundational period for development. But these years don’t receive enough support from the education system.