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This high school student just won $250,000 for his film explaining Einstein’s theory of relativity

This high school student just won $250,000 for his film explaining Einstein’s theory of relativity | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Ryan Chester was the first winner of Silicon Valley's "Breakthrough Junior Challenge."
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The Emotion Revolution: What We Learned from the Young People - Huffington Post

The Emotion Revolution: What We Learned from the Young People - Huffington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Emotion Revolution was launched on the basic belief - supported by a growing body of scientific research - that emotions are fundamental to a young person's decision making, academic achievement, and overall well-being.
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Let the young digital generation create a better future!

The policy proposals to foster entrepreneurship in Italy by Jeremy Rifkin, President of Foundation on Economic Trends.
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What young people need to lead - Devex

What young people need to lead - Devex | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


A young man at a Mercy Corps Civil Society Resource Center, which offers computer training, Internet access and a meeting space for civil society organizations in Sudan.

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There is no agenda for Australian youth - Rational Radical

There is no agenda for Australian youth - Rational Radical | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The intergenerational theft that is the legacy for our youth is not public debt, it is the mountain of private debt at the heart of our new banana republic
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The youth factor in Greece and in Syriza's victory | P2P Foundation

The youth factor in Greece and in Syriza's victory | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“The youth are usurped when oligarchy, corruption and elite politics stifle meritocracy. The sudden emergence of small centrist parties led by charismatic young professionals in Greece is testimony that this generation has had enough. But by the time they got their act together, Tsipras was already there.
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Youth drive sustainable shopping growth - Stuff.co.nz

Youth drive sustainable shopping growth - Stuff.co.nz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Gen-X and Y lap up organic, fairtrade products, while baby boomers struggle to pay extra for more ethical goods.
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The newest teen tech 'trend' will shock, disturb you - Washington Post

The newest teen tech 'trend' will shock, disturb you - Washington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The New York Times’ Laura Holson has penned 1,200 words excruciatingly detailing how America’s teens are — would you believe it — staying up late, talking to their friends and browsing social media. “Sometimes I look up and it’s 3 a.m. and I’m watching a video of a giraffe eating a steak,” mulls one teenage interviewee. “And I wonder, ‘How did I get here?’ ”

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Research says young people today are more narcissistic than ever - ABC Online

Research says young people today are more narcissistic than ever - ABC Online | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

According to new research, young people today are significantly more narcissistic than during the 1980s and 1990s. Are we in the middle of a narcissism epidemic and, if so, who or what is to blame? Lynne Malcolm investigates. 


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How Teens Turned Twitter Bomb Threats Into a Viral Joke - Complex.com

How Teens Turned Twitter Bomb Threats Into a Viral Joke - Complex.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If teens having fun pretending to be terrorists makes it harder to avoid the monstrous dysfunction of the human bureaucracies for behemoths like American Airlines, the CIA, or Interpol, then it may be time to stop blaming the 14 year-olds and start looking at the adults who built these frail totems to incompetence in the first place. 

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Why Teens Are Innovators Of A New Public Form Of Privacy - Co.Exist

Why Teens Are Innovators Of A New Public Form Of Privacy - Co.Exist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It may seem like teens are always over-sharing without a thought. But in a world where opting out of online culture is hardly an option, many take a far more sophisticated view of privacy than adults give them credit for.


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Silicon Valley's Youth Problem - New York Times

Silicon Valley's Youth Problem - New York Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it


The problem is that so many “innovations” — Intel's “creative collaboration” with the rapper will.i.am, for instance — are just some stuffy vice president's approximation of cool.

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Nude Webcams and Diet Drugs: the Facebook Ads Teens Aren't Supposed to See - Wall Street Journal

Nude Webcams and Diet Drugs: the Facebook Ads Teens Aren't Supposed to See - Wall Street Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Other online platforms also face challenges policing what are largely self-serve systems for advertisers to build their own ads. Google in 2011 acknowledged it had helped Canadian pharmacies run ads that targeted the U.S., which the Justice Department said led to unlawful importation of prescription drugs into the U.S. Google agreed to forfeit $500 million, a sum representing its revenue from the ads plus revenue received by the Canadian pharmacies from their sales to U.S. consumers. "It's obvious with hindsight that we shouldn't have allowed these ads on Google in the first place," Google said at the time.

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Pirates conquering the youth vote - Iceland Monitor

Pirates conquering the youth vote - Iceland Monitor | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
A decisive factor in what happens in the 2017 general elections will be how effectively the Independence Party can win back young voters.
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Global Employment Trends for Youth 2015: Scaling up investments in decent jobs
for youth

This issue of Global Employment Trends for Youth provides an update on youth labour markets around the world, focusing both on the continuing labour market instability and on structural issues in youth labour markets.
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Young Adults Are Getting More Suburban. So Why Does Your City Seem Full of Twentysomethings?

Young Adults Are Getting More Suburban. So Why Does Your City Seem Full of Twentysomethings? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
One of the reasons it's a really terrible idea to talk about millennials as a single demographic block is that, more than any group of Americans before, our lives are shaped by whether we went to college.
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Why Young People Are More Informed Than You Think

Why Young People Are More Informed Than You Think | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The Wall Street Journal called us “Generation Lazy.” The Harvard Political Review called us apathetic. Turns out that neither is true.
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Young people are setting up workers’ co-operatives to fight against inequality | Gabriel Bristow

Young people are setting up workers’ co-operatives to fight against inequality | Gabriel Bristow | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Rent and property prices are not the only thing stacked against young people. Low wages and insecurity in competitive job markets – be they creative or in the third sector – are extending further into graduates’ working lives. Rather than a youthful rite of passage, zero-hours contracts and low pay are now a regular feature of certain professions well into people’s 30s. Academia is the example par excellence. Once prestigious, secure and well paid; today, while the prestige remains, the pay and security of the next generation of academics has fallen off a cliff. Traditional understandings of what constitutes a middle-class job just don’t hold up in quite the same way.

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Greece shows what can happen when the young revolt against corrupt elites - The Guardian

Greece shows what can happen when the young revolt against corrupt elites - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The rise of Syriza can’t just be explained by the crisis in the eurozone: a youthful generation of professionals has had enough of tax-evading oligarchs, says Paul Mason
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Why Teens Are Sexting - Business Insider

Why Teens Are Sexting - Business Insider | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Teens in Louisa County, like teens everywhere, hear a lot about sex, but really know only a little about it. Briana’s Twitter feed is a mix of little-girl cute and grown-woman sexy: a fuzzy kitten, inspirational quotes from Athletes for Christ, an ass in a bow thong. Any senior at Louisa County High School can tick off the names of girls who got pregnant in the past year. But the kids in Louisa County are also part of a generation that’s seen teen pregnancy decline to a record low. Teens are waiting longer to have sex than they did in the recent past. The majority now report that their first sexual experience was with a steady partner. Given how inundated and unfazed they are by sexual imagery, perhaps the best hope is that one day, in the distant future, a naked picture of a girl might simply lose its power to humiliate.


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How is the net generation growing up?

How is the net generation growing up? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What is the impact of our children spending so much time online? Are they growing up in a world without privacy? (Debemos rescatar a nuestros hijos del mundo digital?
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Calm Down, Grown-Ups: Teens Are Using Social Media to Take Back Control ... - Betabeat

Calm Down, Grown-Ups: Teens Are Using Social Media to Take Back Control ... - Betabeat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you go looking for any info about “teens” and “social media,” you’ll likely find a collection of alarmism and guesswork that will make your head spin. Luckily, there’s now a book that isn’t just well researched, but insightful, accessible and makes no attempt to box away your concerns with easy answers.




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Don't panic over your cyberkids - gulfnews.com

Don't panic over your cyberkids - gulfnews.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What about cyberbullies and predators? An exaggerated problem dished out by the media, Boyd says. Are smartphones turning children into narcissists or making them socially stunted? Parents, take a look in the mirror, she says, or at least up from your own smartphone at the dinner table and stop sending mixed signals on the use of tech.

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Does a growing global youth population fuel political unrest? - The Guardian

Does a growing global youth population fuel political unrest? - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Young people under 30 are the majority in many countries in the Middle East and South America, yet politicians do little or nothing for them. Is the demographics of the 'youth bulge' enough to explain the huge rise in disaffection?

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The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World, by Howard Gardner and Katie Davis

The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World, by Howard Gardner and Katie Davis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Any book featuring the phrase “today’s youth” in the subtitle immediately has me on edge. It conjures up a generation gap, “tune in, turn on, drop out” and brown acid. Updating this story, we enter a world of Miley Cyrus’ piercings, twerking and tongue aerobics.

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Priscilla Beck's curator insight, February 10, 2015 3:33 PM

This author gives an overview with her insight about the new book by Howard Gardner and Katie Davis. The main focus of the book is to discover how Apps are impacting Indentity, Intimacy and imagination. Apps are easily accessible, simple and require little expertise to manage. How are they affecting the ethical compass of today's youth? This book apparently answers these questions.