Pretty much every aspect of society, from government to wider media, perpetuate that the young are naive, ‘snowflakes’, irresponsible and need to be told, talked at and directed.Read more "When You Are Young, They Assume You Know Nothing"
The impact of lockdown (part 1) on young people has been bad enough. Things need to be addressed now rather than waiting for a finish line we don’t know exists.Read more "Impact on young people: the procrastination has to stop"
We now have a generation of young people for whom all context has changed – so how do we create content for Generation Covid?Read more "Creating content for Generation Covid – How do we get it right with a youth audience?"
Why the Government have ignored young people at their peril this results season in the UKRead more "“When you are young, they assume you know nothing”"
As news media loses trust, what do younger audiences turn to for information, particularly during lockdown? Several surveys have highlighted the ongoing shift in trust that the UK has towards media, particularly when it comes to trusted information on Covid-19. Survation spoke to over 18s in the UK and found that the BBC remained the […]Read more "How Do Gen Z and Alpha Engage With News?"
After months of digesting a stack of research papers and about to get things into design…the Coronavirus struck. It was inconceivable to put this research report out and speculate on the year ahead for children and young people without contextualising everything with the pandemic in mind. Engaging Youth 2020 is out now – download here […]Read more "Engaging Youth 2020 – Research Report on Children and Young People in the UK"
We’re all feeling it let’s be honest. Whether it’s concerns over health, earning a living or simply getting the weekly shopping in, this surreal time is challenging even the chilliest amongst us. But how are young people coping? Whilst many of us have worked from home before, very few of us will have experienced home […]Read more "Lockdown Life – Mental Wellbeing of Young People Pressed"
What impact will uncertainty have on children and young people in 2020?Read more "Uncertain times and the impact on young people"
“I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic and act as if the house was on fire” – Greta Thunberg Arguably one of the loudest voices we are familiar with today on climate change, Greta Thunberg is nothing short of an emblem for young people in […]Read more "How do we engage an audience who think everyone has let them down?"
You know the one. A campaign to engage ‘the youth’ and your boss’s boss suggests ‘doing Facebook’ or ‘Snapthingy’, or even (and this is a true story) wheeling in a youth (in this case their own son) who kindly shared the ‘news’ that you can actually advertise on Facebook these days. Great, I’ll tell that […]Read more "Ever had that awkward moment when you’re asked if you’re ‘down with the kids’?"