The rise of the selfie can lead to a great deal of negative comparison and self-doubt.
Social media can have a damaging effect on body image, but the way to protect against that is learning how to view images critically.
Young carers may be put off seeking welfare assistance if that is the focus of reform.
The focus on reducing welfare dependency among young carers, parents and students may deter them from seeking any help.
There are more Australian young people not in education, employment or training now than during the global financial crisis.
Historical data for Australia shows young people have fared better than their global counterparts in terms of economic opportunity but this masks a growing disparity among youth.
Young people can help reshape academic research, bringing new focus to different issues that matter to them.
Researchers and policy makers alike are missing out on a vital resource – young people themselves.
Young people want the same thing as their older counterparts when it comes to work.
Contrary to popular stereotypes, research shows young people in the workforce want much the same things from work as other generations.
Young Kenyan entrepreneurs hard at work. Such enterprise must be encouraged.
African governments and businesses must do more to assist young people by creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem to support them. Without this support, all of their potential may stutter and die.
Bursting with life, but can they live the ones they want?
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For too many adolescents in the world's poorest countries, life is like a cliff edge.
The saying goes, with age comes wisdom, but is that really true?
Was Richard Di Natale right about voting intentions among under 30s?
Greens leader Richard Di Natale told Q&A that if there was a vote among people who are under 30 in Australia, there'd possibly be a Greens prime minister. What do the polls say?
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.