Insight: ‘Don’t blame knives – blame The Simpsons!’

This March saw the Home Office turn to the creative agency FCB Inferno to commission a series of hard-hitting real-life stories warning young people against knives. The £1.35m campaign targets 10 to 21-year-olds on social media and digital TV channels. The campaign featured the real-life stories of three young people, two of them black. https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin /225039312614816570/ Youth knife crime is horrendous and the government is, at least, trying to do something to beat it. Sure, they have played a part in the massive problem many urban communities face most urgently today: devastating government cuts. Over the…

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The EU Referendum and The Devaluing of the Youth Vote

I consider myself lucky. Thanks to internet access, I’m part of several communities, online and off, which nurture and encourage me to be an informed, thoughtful and participating citizen. I try to understand the complexities of big issues and perceive ideologies which lay outside my bubble of ethics in as unbiased a manner as possible. This is why I voted in the EU Referendum. I am one of the 73% of voters aged 18-24 who voted to remain in the European Union; an overwhelming majority.We all have our own reasons for voting, with many students specifically benefiting from the EU….

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Brexit – The Voice Of Those Who Couldn’t Vote

“We shall overcome, deep in my heart, I do believe we shall overcome and with this faith we will go out and adjourn the councils of despair, and bring new light into the dark chambers of pessimism. And we will be able to rise from the fatigue of despair to the buoyancy of hope.”Just over half of the UK voted to leave the European Union, leaving 64% of young people with a future they didn’t ask for because older generations wanted to get out of the EU. Many young people are questioning why people over the age of 60 are…

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