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Eat the rich! Why millennials and generation Z have turned their backs on capitalism

Nearly eight out of 10 of young Britons blame capitalism for the housing crisis and two-thirds want to live under a socialist economic system. How did that happen?The young are hungry and the rich are on the menu. This delicacy first appeared in the 18th century, when the philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau supposedly declared: “When the people shall have no more to eat, they will eat the rich!” But today this phrase is all over Twitter and other social media. On TikTok, viral videos feature fresh...
Tags: Politics, Housing, Economics, Communities, Society, UK News, Socialism, Young People, Jeremy Corbyn, Jean Jacques Rousseau


Teenage girls, body image and Instagram’s ‘perfect storm’

The suffering of the photo-sharing app’s users came into focus this week with the leak of Facebook’s internal research‘I felt my body wasn’t good enough’Emily started using Instagram when she was in her mid-teens and found it helpful at first. She used the photo-sharing app to follow fitness influencers, but what began as a constructive relationship with the platform spiralled into a crisis centred on body image. At 19 she was diagnosed with an eating disorder.“I felt like my body wasn’t good en...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Celebrity, Social Networking, Children, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Body Image, Eating Disorders, Health & wellbeing, Young People, Emily


Facebook aware of Instagram’s harmful effect on teenage girls, leak reveals

Social media firm reportedly kept own research secret that suggests app worsens body image issuesFacebook has kept internal research secret for two years that suggests its Instagram app makes body image issues worse for teenage girls, according to a leak from the tech firm.Since at least 2019, staff at the company have been studying the impact of their product on its younger users’ states of mind. Their research has repeatedly found it is harmful for a large proportion, and particularly teenage ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Technology, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Society, World news, Mental Health, Body Image, Depression, Young People


Boys more at risk from Pfizer jab side-effect than Covid, suggests study

US researchers say teenagers are more likely to get vaccine-related myocarditis than end up in hospital with CovidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHealthy boys may be more likely to be admitted to hospital with a rare side-effect of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid vaccine that causes inflammation of the heart than with Covid itself, US researchers claim.Their analysis of medical data suggests that boys aged 12 to 15, with no underlying medical conditions, are four to six tim...
Tags: Health, Children, US, Society, UK News, US news, Medical Research, Young People, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus, COVID


‘I went to school drunk in a bikini’: how Sophie Willan turned her chaotic life into sitcom gold

She won a Bafta for Alma’s Not Normal – and that was just the pilot episode. As the full series launches, the ex-standup talks about growing up in care, getting the comedy bug in Ibiza and finally hitting the big timeEarlier this year, Sophie Willan went through an extraordinary run of extreme highs and lows. She was filming her sitcom Alma’s Not Normal, a project she started working on years ago, when her grandmother died. She had brought Willan up for part of her childhood and inspired a chara...
Tags: Comedy, Television, Children, Prostitution, Women, Society, Culture, Television & radio, Television industry, Social Care, BAFTA, Young People, Fostering, Ibiza, Alma, TV Comedy


Priti Patel orders review into effects of nitrous oxide

Possession could be criminalised as home secretary vows to ‘take tough action’ on use of laughing gasPossession of nitrous oxide, one of the most popular drugs among 16- to 24-year-olds, could be criminalised after the home secretary ordered experts to review its effects.Priti Patel said she was ready to “take tough action” on the widespread use of laughing gas, which is taken mostly through balloons filled from small metal cylinders often seen littering areas around nightclubs and music festiva...
Tags: Politics, Drugs, Society, UK News, Young People, Priti Patel, Nitrous oxide (laughing gas


Scotland proposes Covid vaccine certificates for nightclub entry

Nicola Sturgeon says certificates in limited scenarios could protect public health and boost vaccine take-upCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Scottish government is proposing vaccine certificates for entry to nightclubs and large-scale indoor and outdoor events in an attempt to curb escalating Covid infections before the autumn.Announcing the plans, which MSPs will be asked to vote on next week, the first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said that – although expected with...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, Scotland, Travel & leisure, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Nicola Sturgeon, Scottish politics, Young People, Vaccines and immunisation, Hospitality Industry, Coronavirus


China cuts amount of time minors can spend playing video games

Under-18s will be allowed to play online games for one hour on Fridays, weekends and holidaysChinese regulators on Monday slashed the amount of time players under the age of 18 can spend on online games to an hour of gameplay on Fridays, weekends and holidays, in response to growing concern over gaming addiction, state media reported.The rules, published by the National Press and Publication Administration, said users under the age of 18 would be able to play games only from 8pm to 9pm local tim...
Tags: Games, Technology, Children, China, World news, Young People, Xinhua, National Press and Publication Administration


Boy, 12, makes £290,000 in non-fungible tokens with digital whale art

Benyamin Ahmed’s Weird Whales sell in cryptocurrency and ownership is stored on blockchainA 12-year-old boy had made about £290,000 after creating digital pictures of whales and selling tokens of their ownership which are stored on blockchain.Benyamin Ahmed’s collection of pixelated artworks called Weird Whales went viral during the school holidays. His success may be a harbinger of the digital business models that could disrupt the banking sector. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Internet, Society, UK News, E-commerce, Young People, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, Non-fungible tokens (NFTs, Benyamin Ahmed


‘My crime is I fell in love’: should India rethink tough laws on underage sex?

Laws intended to tackle child abuse are resulting in young men in consensual relationships being imprisoned. Activists argue a more nuanced approach is neededMani*, 21, began dating Noor*, 17, two years ago. They couldn’t see each other during the Covid lockdowns, but when restrictions began to ease, they would meet on the deserted banks of a canal in a small town in Tamil Nadu. The couple hoped to marry one day, but then Noor fell pregnant, and life turned into a nightmare.Two months ago, Mani ...
Tags: Sex, India, World news, South and Central Asia, Sexuality, Global development, Young People, Teenage pregnancy, Tamil Nadu, Noor, Mani


What happens to the children of women killed by men?

In the latest part of our series, we highlight the lack of official support in the UK for traumatised youngsters and those left to pick up the pieces. But, amid the grief, is there still hope for the future?Susan Dela Cuesta, 57, and her partner, David Crouch, 78, will soon know if they have full custody of their one-year-old granddaughter. The child’s mother, 20-year-old Caroline Crouch, was killed on 11 May this year, by her husband, Charalambos Anagnostopoulos, 33. Initially, he had claimed t...
Tags: UK, Crime, Children, Law, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Domestic Violence, Athens, Carers, Young People, Bereavement, Crouch, David Crouch, Alonissos, Caroline Crouch


Young people can begin getting Covid-19 jabs from Friday 20 August

Previously, the government had said people aged between 18 and 35 years would be eligible to be vaccinated only from September The post Young people can begin getting Covid-19 jabs from Friday 20 August appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Poverty, Unemployment, South Africa, Young People, National, Conspiracy Theories, Cabinet, Cyril Ramaphosa, Top Six, Social Unrest, Marikana Massacre, Safety net, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID, National Coronavirus Command Council


‘I can’t work’: the mothers left to fight alone for their children’s mental health care

Three parents forced to give up their lives and careers to get help for their severely ill children tell their storiesCassandra Leese should have been at the front of the queue when the NHS called on former staff to return to help fight the nascent Covid pandemic in March 2020.As an ITU-trained nurse, she was exactly the sort of experienced frontline worker the health service desperately needed. But instead of rejoining the ranks, she was housebound. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Family, Children, Women, Life and style, Society, Work & careers, Mental Health, Autism, NHS, Parents and parenting, Young People, ITU, Leese


Sussex University offers £5,000 prize for vaccinated students

Ten students will receive £5,000 in draw if they can prove they are double-jabbed or medically exemptCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA university is offering cash prizes of £5,000 to students who can prove they have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, in an effort to incentivise take-up of the jab.All students at Sussex University are being entered into a draw, with 10 winners receiving £5,000 if they can prove they are double-jabbed or are medically exempt from h...
Tags: Students, UK News, Young People, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Sussex, Sussex University, Coronavirus, COVID


Covid vaccines to be offered to all UK 16- and 17-year-olds

JCVI decision comes two weeks after body recommended against routine vaccination of childrenCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid vaccines will be offered to all 16- and 17-year-olds after new recommendations by the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, which said they will not need the consent of parents.The JCVI said 16- and 17-year-olds should be offered a first dose of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine and that advice on when to offer the second vaccine dose...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Children, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Health policy, Young People, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, JCVI, Coronavirus, Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation


‘Do you blame us for house prices?’ Gen Zers answer baby boomers’ biggest questions

What is really going on with virtual sex and identity politics - and when did people stop caring about snooker? Four people born in 2000 offer their advice to people in their 50s, 60s and 70sWhen interaction between the generations is interrupted – and there doesn’t even have to be a pandemic; sometimes we just forget to call each other – it is easy for misunderstandings to flourish. Negative perceptions can build to such a pitch that, even if you had your grandchildren standing right in front o...
Tags: London, Society, Cambridge, Young People, Older people, Inequality, Newcastle Continue, Beckenham, Nylander, Scott Turner, Generational inequality, Baggaley, Aidan Nylander, Ayo Ogunleye


‘You’re not snowflakes’: baby boomers answer gen Z’s biggest questions

It can feel as if the generation gap is wider than ever – but not when people really talk. Here, four sixtysomethings offer advice to those in their teens and 20sWe live in an era in which, for the most part, the generations do not mix frequently. Grandparents are visited occasionally; young people seek the freedom of independent living as early as possible. On social media, intergenerational warfare is commonplace, as members of gen Z (those born between the mid-90s and the early 10s) criticise...
Tags: London, Money, Society, Family finances, Young People, Older people, Pensions, Derby, Inequality, Paul Gibson, Generational inequality, Tayo Idowu, Liz Richards, Arundel West Sussex, Maggie Tata


Welsh government plans polling stations in schools for teenagers

Pilot proposals to make access easier follow legislation giving 16- and 17-year-olds right to voteTeenagers in Wales may be able to vote at their own schools and colleges during breaks from lessons, and shoppers could exercise their democratic right while they are picking up their groceries, under new proposals from the Welsh government.The Labour-led administration is working with local authorities in an effort to introduce pilot schemes of more flexible voting at next year’s council elections....
Tags: Politics, Wales, UK News, Schools, Young People, Welsh politics, Welsh government The Labour


Police review teen killings in search of catalyst for spike in murders

Pilot scheme hopes to discover patterns that will help prevent more deathsMeasures are being introduced to try to identify what is driving rising murder rates in the wake of a spike in teenage deaths in some of the UK’s homicide hotspots.All homicides in London, Birmingham and south Wales will be reviewed by the authorities in an attempt to learn from the chaotic sequences of events that often preempt a death. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, London, Crime, Children, Law, Wales, Police, Communities, Society, UK News, UK criminal justice, Child protection, Social Care, Young People, Birmingham, Gangs


Jimmy Savile: 10 years on, what has changed in uncovering abuse?

As TV revisits the scandal, the author of an acclaimed play about it asks what the media and key institutions have learned – and whether survivors are now treated any betterJournalistic parlour game question: what are the most significant news stories of the past decade? Few would argue with the pandemic and Brexit. Not far behind, perhaps, is the Jimmy Savile scandal.Not many stories change our world. This one did. It transformed how we deal with allegations of sexual assault. We reassessed our...
Tags: Television, Crime, Media, Children, Law, Documentary, Society, UK News, Bbc, Culture, Television & radio, Jimmy Savile, Young People, Rape and sexual assault


Conditions that led to 2011 UK riots still exist today, experts warn

Data analysis finds large-scale cuts to youth services and increase in racial disparity 10 years onThe conditions that led to riots across the UK 10 years ago still exist today, experts have warned, as data analysis showed significant cuts to youth services in affected areas and an increase in racial disparity in stop and search.On 4 August 2011, police officers shot and killed Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old mixed-race man, in Tottenham, north London. His death sparked a wave of civil unrest which s...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, Austerity, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Tottenham, Young People, Birmingham, Uk Riots 2011, Mark Duggan


Conditions that led to 2011 riots still exist today, experts warn

Data analysis finds large-scale cuts to youth services and increase in racial disparity 10 years on‘The Mark Duggan case was a catalyst’: the 2011 UK riots 10 years onThe conditions that led to riots across England 10 years ago still exist today, experts have warned, as data analysis showed significant cuts to youth services in affected areas and an increase in racial disparity in stop and search.On 4 August 2011, police officers shot and killed Mark Duggan, a 29-year-old mixed-race man, in Tott...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, London, Austerity, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Tottenham, Young People, Birmingham, Uk Riots 2011, Mark Duggan


Second dispersal order in place after mass brawl in Liverpool

Two teenagers released from hospital after being stabbed during incident on city’s waterfrontPolice in Liverpool have increased patrols and imposed a second dispersal order on the city’s waterfront after a mass brawl involving up to 100 youths over the weekend.Two teenage boys were stabbed in the buttocks in the fight, which broke out in Liverpool’s Keel Wharf at 9.15pm on Friday. The pair were treated in Alder Hey children’s hospital and have since been discharged. Continue reading...
Tags: Crime, Society, UK News, Liverpool, Young People, Keel Wharf


Doctors warn over increasing number of young people with Covid in ICU

A senior intensive care registrar urges youths to get jab saying Covid patients are ‘getting younger and younger’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIncreasing numbers of young people with coronavirus are being admitted to hospital – including to intensive care wards – doctors have warned, begging them not to “suffer unnecessarily” and to get the jab.During the first weekend after the majority of Covid restrictions were lifted in England there were pictures of crowded nig...
Tags: Health, England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Young People, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


‘Seriously ill’ young people in current Covid admissions, expert warns

‘We have had people under 30 in intensive care,’ says Prof Adam Finn of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and ImmunisationYoung people are getting “seriously ill” from Covid-19, a member of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has warned, as he urged them to get vaccinated.Prof Adam Finn, from the University of Bristol, said there have been close to 200 admissions, with a mean age of 40, in the city during the Delta variant wave. England’s remaining Covid restrictions were eased ...
Tags: Health, England, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Young People, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Bristol, Joint Committee, Coronavirus, COVID, Adam Finn, Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation


Fears for Covid vaccine drive if second doses clash with boosters

Risk that low take-up by young will lead to crunch as older people get third shotCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHealth experts have warned the government that it needs to increase efforts to ensure more young adults are vaccinated against Covid-19 – as a matter of urgency.They fear the current low take-up of jabs among 18- to 25-year-olds could lead to a pile-up of vaccine campaigns in September, when other groups are scheduled to get booster injections and also to b...
Tags: Health, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Young People, Flu, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, COVID, Long Covid


‘I had a crush on my sexy manager’: seven readers on their summers of love

A virtual lockdown date that blossomed, an encounter on a backpackers’ bus and a school trip to Spain – readers share their most memorable summer romancesAfter just one week of living in New York, the city locked down, and a summer of love seemed unlikely. I did go on a series of virtual dates, with around 20 guys over four months; some were funny, kind and smart, and some were a little weird. One or two of them became my friends. Then, I finally got a call from Mr Right on the long weekend of 4...
Tags: Travel, New York, Relationships, Women, Spain, Life and style, Dating, Men, Young People, Michigan


Charities raise alarm over suicides of young asylum seekers in UK

Call for sweeping changes to support teenagers after up to a dozen found to have taken their own livesDozens of charities have called on UK government ministers to make sweeping changes to support young asylum seekers and refugees after up to a dozen were identified to have taken their own lives.Forty-six different charities dealing with issues of asylum, children and mental health, have written to the health minister Nadine Dorries, who has responsibility for suicide prevention. They highlight ...
Tags: Health, UK, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Mental Health, Refugees, Young People, Nadine Dorries


‘Death in Venice screwed up my life’ – the tragic story of Visconti’s ‘beautiful boy’

Björn Andrésen was the striking child star of the classic film, the perfect embodiment of youthful beauty. Fifty years on, he is still haunted by the exploitation that continued long after filming stoppedBjörn Andrésen was just 15 when he walked straight into the lion’s den, being cast as Tadzio, the sailor-suited object of desire in Luchino Visconti’s film Death in Venice. Its release in 1971 made him not merely a star but an instant icon – the embodiment of pristine youthful beauty. Sitting al...
Tags: Europe, Sweden, Film, Society, Culture, Italy, Young People, Venice, Stockholm, Visconti, Gandalf, Luchino Visconti, Tadzio, Andresen, Björn Andresen, Andrésen `` Luchino


‘A hundred emotions in a jar’: generation Z England fans on Euro 2020

Dylan Kawende, Oliwia Charowska and Ria Kakkad on how they relate to the team and the playersAfter England’s defeat to Italy at the Euro 2020 final on Sunday, three members of generation Z reflect on what the team, and the tournament, has meant to them. Continue reading...
Tags: England, Race, Football, Sport, UK News, Italy, Young People, European Championship, Euro 2020, Dylan Kawende Oliwia Charowska, Ria Kakkad