The default position in social and political theory is to disregard children altogether, or to consider them as learner-citizens.
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When children and young people have opportunities for active citizenship, they demonstrate a wide range of ways of contributing to their communities.
There are benefits to sport participation, and it is important for parents to be aware of concussion risks, how to avoid them, and the signs when they may have occurred.
As students return to school and prepare to join sports teams, here's what they and their parents need to know about concussions.
Vinyl records and cassette tapes, the parties that went with them, and other hedonistic pleasures from our youth can form a big part of our identity years later.
Memories of our carefree youth help form our identity today. But memories are selective. So, were we really as wild as we think we were?
South Africa’s unemployment numbers reveal chronic joblessness.
A deeper analysis of South Africa's joblessness reveals a scarier picture of large sections of the population suffering, especially the country's youth.
A young woman protests at a “Not My President” demonstration against Donald Trump in New York in December 2016.
According to famed anthropologist Arjun Appadurai, the central question of our times is whether we’re witnessing the worldwide rejection of liberal democracy and its replacement by some sort of populist…
Setting a low age floor for legal access to cannabis could improve drug-use prevention, education, health and safety for youth, research suggests.
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Allowing young people to legally access marijuana will improve cannabis education and use-prevention, and hinder illegal activity.
Adolescent family violence has detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of families, and is surrounded by stigma and shame.
Research is revealing that both families who have experienced adolescent family violence and those working with them feel the criminal justice system is not an appropriate way to respond to it.
Musicians protesting against government while holding instruments in Caracas, Venezuela.
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Musicians who learned how to play through a state-funded program called El Sistema are taking their instruments to the streets to protest the government.
A group of youth walked 1600 kilometers to bring attention aboriginal issues in 2013 at Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario. They hold up the Cree flag.
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Research shows that the Globe and Mail has created a script in which marginalized youth can only be dealt with as failures or criminals, impacting the way they are perceived in society.
Arab Spring protesters were often below 24 years old. Cairo January 28, 2011. R.
A certain combination of demographics and corruption can lead to political upheaval.
The end of apartheid should have heralded a new South Africa for the generation born at its demise. But that hasn't happened.
Should we trust what they say?
Surveys can help researchers better understand the lives of teens, but skeptics argue that youth are often dishonest and that the results cannot be trusted.
Neglected and sub-par facilities are one of many barriers to youth participation in sport.
The first step in reviving a lost sporting culture is to involve young Australians in working out why sport has lost its appeal and how to reverse the decline in youth participation.
Will the development of tech industry change the economic and social life Iranian youth?
Tehran is fostering a start-up industry as a possible motor to solve Iran's unemployment crisis.
More young people are turning online for peer support networks.
Tumblr might the weird cousin of the other social media platforms, but it also makes a safe space for queer kids to hang out and understand their sexuality.
Children currently in – or who have histories with – residential care services are more likely to have contact with the justice system.
Knowing why people with troubled childhoods may be more likely to engage in criminal activity is necessary to inform the development of effective prevention and early intervention initiatives.
Emmanuel Macron at a campagn event in Bercy, April 17.
François Hollande promised to make France’s youth a priority, but was a disappointment to them. While current candidates often showcase young supporters, will they have a voice after the election?
Ethiopia’s large young population could become an advantage if backed by appropriate policies.
Over 70% of Ethiopia's population is under 30 years of age. This can be converted to economic muscle if policies are introduced to tackle the high unemployment levels in the country.
Protest against the law “El Khomri” in Paris, 2016.
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Today young people are the first victims of the increasing job insecurity in the world. Can a universal basic income, as proposed by a number of politicians, change things for the better?
New militant groups have emerged in Nigeria’s Delta region.
Nigeria's disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programme includes monthly allowances which created new problems in the Niger Delta region.