First year Western University students Sarah Pignatelli and Mason Shearer wait for a COVID-19 test in London, Ont., on Sept. 19, 2020.
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Media depictions of youth during the pandemic are distorting the actual experiences, practices and attitudes of young adults during COVID-19, as well as the pandemic's impact on them.
Young people don’t pay attention to government communication on COVID-19 because they don’t like being talked at rather than listened to.
Communicators must listen to the frustrations, fears and concerns of young people about COVID-19. Then they need to speak to them like human beings, rather than talk at them.
Young Nigerians display placards in support of the ongoing protests against police brutality.
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With 70 percent of its people under 30 years, Nigeria needs to harness the strength in its youthful population.
Nigerian youths are often stereotyped and harassed by the police for being in possession of a laptop or iPhone.
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They are often framed as lazy and fraudulent and are constantly harassed by the police. Now, it seems they have had enough. We explore what it takes to be a young Nigerian living in Nigeria.
Nigerian youths protest against police brutality.
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Although the Nigerian government has announced the disbanding of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad, protesters have not let up. They are now calling for wider reforms.
A group in the secret alleyway after a distribution of reusable masks, hand sanitiser and mealie meal.
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The story map reveals that like any part of society, street youth are both subject to and willing to conform to rules and conventions, in this case for their own and others' safety.
While community transmission remains a challenge, we must understand the effects the pandemic is having on younger adults to design effective public health responses and messaging.
Young people creating a TikTok video in Lithuania.
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An app that young people use to share videos of themselves dancing might seem like a silly diversion, but it's become a powerhouse social media platform.
Young people’s lives in Niger Delta have not improved despite the setting up of development agencies
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Young people's lives in the Niger Delta have not improved because development agencies have been hijacked by local leaders
Black youth suffer the negative effects of programs that bring police and racial discrimination into schools.
Waterloo Region District School Board’s suspension of the Student Resource Officer program is one step toward ending racism in schools but much more still needs to be done.
Is there a genetic switch that can help reverse the aging process?
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Is there a single master gene that controls longevity in all mammals? Or are 'Fountain of Youth' genes little more than a myth?
Canada needs to address the problems facing what are known as crossover youth.
The federal government should create a federal child and youth advocate — a children's commissioner — in order to help Canada's crossover youth.
There are five transitions young people aged 16-25 make between school and employment. Most involve some vocational education and training. Some involve university and others no education at all.
Millions of U.S. high school students have used e-cigarettes.
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Current legislation focuses on the flavor of e-cigarettes. But the latest research shows the attraction isn't about taste.
Keeping young Canadians working during the global pandemic is important for a host of reasons.
Now that Canadian youth can work part-time without becoming ineligible for government assistance, many will be incentivized to work in jobs in increased demand during the COVID-19 shutdown.
The social pressures to be ‘straight’ and ‘cis’ can be overwhelming for LGBTQ+ people, especially youth. Adding conversion therapy to the criminal code of Canada is a good first step to supporting them.
The Trudeau government took the first step to federally ban conversion therapy — a practice intended to change sexual orientation.
An Indonesian Muslim youth prays during a mass prayer for peace at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta
Research on the everyday lives of Indonesian young people and their religious interactions may help shed light on why they are becoming more conservative.
Young people stand on the steps of the Alberta legislature during the climate strike in Edmonton in 2019. Youth are often seen as problems rather than as people who are creating solutions.
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Young people are often seen as lacking but research shows they're motivated by their concern for future generations.
Generation Z has been maligned as the hook-up generation. But is this what they want?
This Valentine's Day, a researcher reveals some insights after conducting interviews with young university undergrads to explore their sex lives, dating and intimacy.
Within Iran’s lower classes, there is a highly conformist youth culture.
Despite what you might see on the news, many of Iran's young people are far from rebellious. Instead, they have dealt with dwindling job prospects by conforming to a strict code of morality.