Tag: Young People
Debate over plan to revive National Service
Do teenagers need a compulsory National Citizen Service? Conservative hopeful Rory Stewart thinks that a universal scheme could unite the country and give young people a sense of purpose.
Our readers give a surprise verdict on the EU
As adults head to the polls in the UK, we have been asking the opinion of one group who will not get a vote: teenagers. The decision? By a clear majority, that we should leave the EU.
Five years of recession: marking the meltdown
On August 9th 2007, the credit crunch began. Five years later, the world is still feeling the effects of global financial meltdown – but how has it shaped the ‘recession generation’?
Teenage Olympians go for gold in London 2012
London’s Olympic flame was lit by seven rising stars of British sport. Many more teenagers are competing in the Games – and some have already shocked the world with medal-winning glory.
UK government opens fund for young entrepreneurs
British Prime Minister David Cameron has launched a fund which will offer startup loans to under-25s who have a big idea for a business. What does it take to be a young entrepreneur?
THE BIG QUESTION: Can a child be a psychopath?
Debate rages in the US, after a 9-year-old boy was given a shocking diagnosis. Meanwhile, UK ministers say doctors are too quick to blame mental disorders when children are badly behaved.
Youth unemployment hits one million in UK
Economists are warning of a ‘lost generation’ of young people who are long-term unemployed. As the global financial slump continues, the world of jobs is changing fast.
Riot crackdown focuses on teenage gangs
After the summer riots in English cities, ministers are seeking solutions for antisocial behaviour and crime. Gang culture is their latest target.
Rare youth voices raised in party politics
As conference season draws to a close, youth political engagement is in the public eye. New stars like Rory Weal have taken the stage – but what does politics mean to most teenagers?