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Research: teen depression common but not lasting

Research: teen depression common but not lasting | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

Around half of young people who experience a brief episode of depression or anxiety in their teens do not go on to have a mental illness in adulthood. But the risk period for onset of depression and anxiety problems may still extend into young adulthood.

 

 

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New year resolutions kit: resources to help young people with personal goals

New year resolutions kit: resources to help young people with personal goals | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

17 tools to help young people set goals, stay healthy, keep motivated, and keep commitments to themselves.

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'Parents are Turning Young People against Facebook'

'Parents are Turning Young People against Facebook' | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

According to the Global Social Media Impact Study, young people aged 16 – 18 are "leaving Facebook in droves and moving to Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat".

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'Sexist culture' angers young people

'Sexist culture' angers young people | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

Research from Wales - that is likely to echo for many other countries - shows children as young as 10 concerned about "having to live in a sexist peer culture and society".

 

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Video: Learning Frontiers - Design Principles Workshop

Video: Learning Frontiers - Design Principles Workshop | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

An online workshop to introduce educators (and others) to the Learning Frontiers Program - a set of design principles for engaged learning. Facilitated by consultants from the Innovation Unit (UK) and Australian Insitute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL).

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Young people who combine alcohol with energy drinks can end up drinking more

Young people who combine alcohol with energy drinks can end up drinking more | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

A new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health finds this combination of drinks can result in heavier alcohol use and more serious alcohol-related problems.

 

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A Systematic Review of Studies of the Influence of the Internet on Self-Harm and Suicide in Young People

A Systematic Review of Studies of the Influence of the Internet on Self-Harm and Suicide in Young People | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

"Internet use may exert both positive and negative effects on young people at risk of self-harm or suicide".

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'Teaching philosophy to children? It's a great idea'

'Teaching philosophy to children? It's a great idea' | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

"By continually questioning, challenging and evaluating ideas, the children have been able to see for themselves why some arguments fail while others bear up under scrutiny... As one 10-year-old said, “I’ve started to actually solve arguments and problems with philosophy. And it works better than violence or anything else.”

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'Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook and hello to messenger apps'

'Teenagers say goodbye to Facebook and hello to messenger apps' | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

"[the] big reason why young people are gravitating towards messaging apps is that many of these apps no longer do just messaging. They are social networks".

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'The Worried Generation: Perspectives of Global Youth'

'The Worried Generation: Perspectives of Global Youth' | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

Interesting snapshots of youth perspectives from Brazil, Switzerland, the U.S and Singapore: confidence, goals, problems and political views.

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'School policies reduce student drinking – if they're perceived to be enforced'

'School policies reduce student drinking – if they're perceived to be enforced' | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

As part of an International Youth Development study, researchers investigated whether anti-alcohol policies in public and private schools in Australia and the US were effective for students in years eight and nine.

 

"The study shows harsh punishment for drinking on school grounds, such as calling the police or expelling the student, doesn't deter student alcohol use on school grounds. Instead, long-term negative impacts of expulsion mean students feel disconnected from school and may subsequently drink more."

 

http://www.mcri.edu.au/news/2013/july/school-policies-reduce-student-drinking-%E2%80%93-if-theyre-perceived-to-be-enforced/

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How entrepeneurial design thinking helps young people build critical skills

How entrepeneurial design thinking helps young people build critical skills | Youth Feed | Scoop.it
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Kim Saxe, Director, Innovation Labs, The Nueva School, shows how entrepeneurial design thinking helps build critical skills - including empathy, creativity and curiosity - that benefit all young people, not only those who will become business entrepeneurs.

 

"By giving students meaningful experiences as they wade into an area and/or problem, processes to identify underlying needs, and mindsets to have the courage and confidence to do, we give them critical skills that they will use in many areas for their entire lives".

 

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/entrepreneurship-design-thinking-part-1-kim-saxe

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Research: What makes effective place-based working?

Research: What makes effective place-based working? | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

This paper, based on two independent reviews of work undertaken by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (UK), highlights the challenges for charitable funders and other organisations considering ‘place-based’ work.

 

Image: Hamed Masoumi http://www.flickr.com/photos/hamedmasoumi/2276852159/

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Meditation 'transforms roughest San Francisco schools'

Meditation 'transforms roughest San Francisco schools' | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

At first glance, Quiet Time - a stress reduction strategy used in several San Francisco middle and high schools, as well as in scattered schools around the Bay Area - looks like something out of the om-chanting 1960s.


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Young people with disabilities failed by society's 'tyranny of the norm'

Young people with disabilities failed by society's 'tyranny of the norm' | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

A thoughtful piece from Rhiannon Lucy Cossletton on society's segregation of young people with disabilities.

 

"As a society obsessed with achievement, we still fear, mock and segregate those who fail to make the grade of "normality"

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Advocacy or exploitation? Youth worker tweets about 'at-risk' teens

Advocacy or exploitation? Youth worker tweets about 'at-risk' teens | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

A Canadian youth worker is using Twitter to document his contact with young people. Are his graphic tweets appropriate advocacy - or is he exploiting his position?

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Young people take over local government

Young people take over local government | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

An example of youth participation from the UK, where 'Takeover' days in local government allow young people to shadowing senior councillors, council department heads, and police officers.

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The community benefits of youth & adult partnerships

The community benefits of youth & adult partnerships | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

The second article in a series by MSU Extension which considers the benefits of youth and adult partnerships from the perspective of adults, young people and communities.

 

"A community that has citizens of all ages is more knowledgeable and invested in community success, resulting in a more thriving community."

 

Image: Aiden Jones www.flickr.com/photos/aidan_jones/3575000735/

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Why it's important for youth to have a voice in business: young people's views

Why it's important for youth to have a voice in business: young people's views | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

"So here is my tip to the big leaders of any kind of sector: show us that you care. Not only care about the products that you manufacture and the services that you offer. Show us that you care about the world that we are living in. Show us that you listen!" - Arthur Chiba (22) Brazil.

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'Young people want to be heard and business needs to pay attention'

'Young people want to be heard and business needs to pay attention' | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

"Responsible companies need to think beyond their own interests. The corporate sector should be looking to unlock young people's passion and hope for the future"

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'What do young people gain from drug use?'

'What do young people gain from drug use?' | Youth Feed | Scoop.it
The idea that illicit drugs could hold value in the lives of young people is bewildering to most people, who tend to assume that illicit drug use is necessarily destructive.
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'Coping with change: teaching adaptability will help kids grow'

'Coping with change: teaching adaptability will help kids grow' | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

Overview of new research on behavioural, cognitive, and emotional adaptability.

 

"We found that young people who are more adaptable were more likely to participate in class, enjoy school, be more satisfied with life, have higher self-esteem, and have a more concrete sense of meaning and purpose in life. In addition, we included a measure of resilience in the study and found that adaptability was a better predictor of these outcomes than resilience."

 

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The Commonwealth Youth Development Index

The Commonwealth Youth Development Index | Youth Feed | Scoop.it

The Commonwealth Youth Development Index (YDI) measures the status of 15-29 year-olds in 170 countries according to five key domains: Education, Health and Well-being, Employment, Civic Participation and Political Participation. YDI scores range from 0-1, 0 being the lowest youth development and 1 the highest.

 

http://www.youthdevelopmentindex.org/views/index.php

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Has life got worse for young people?

Researchers from the Association for Young People's Health (UK) anaylse statistical youth trends and find while drug and alcohol use rates may have fallen, mental health and employment data is less encouraging. 

 

"Much of the negative health behaviour associated with the 1980s and 1990s – such as smoking and drinking – seem to have passed their peak... [But] Young people are facing huge social changes and may be the frontline of some of these major impacts. It’s clear that we have to watch their health carefully".

 

http://theconversation.com/hard-evidence-has-life-got-worse-for-young-people-18026

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Video: 'POWER' - challenging assumptions about young people who are homeless

The Centrepoint Parliament speaks up for homeless young people.

It gives young people the chance to have an influence within Centrepoint and government to help others like them. It is the only body in the UK that gives homeless young people a voice.

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Brandy Scaggs's curator insight, April 2, 2014 9:58 AM

Still don't believe in increasing the minimum wage to correlate with high costs of living yet?  Our young generations are at great risk of poverty, and not for lack of trying to better themselves.  This is the result of a current system which prides itself on tax breaks for the wealthy and no social programs to help those falling extremely behind.