Sherifa asks some young people at a youth centre what changes they would like to see. One of the answers was pretty interesting, and at its heart scrutinises the effect of government cuts to community facilities and the communities themselves "...there needs to be more opportunities. Like this area, the other day me and my mates were planning to go [...]
A young person talks from his experience at school, where once accused of wrongdoing, it is almost impossible to defend yourself The result can ultimately end in exclusion, which to his mind defeats the point... "...basically you can't speak up, you just have to accept the punishment, even if you've done nothing wrong. Like you just have to accept it. [...]
A mother gives advice to girls who may find themselves in a situation: '...when you see somebody if you're with a group and they're doing something wrong and you know it's wrong, take yourself away. Remove yourself from that situation. Don't get dragged into it; don't get caught up into it. But as long as you have that self-love, that [...]
JJ gives some advice to young people, about how there will always be some teacher who is ready to listen to you, and who will give you some good advice when you need it.
A mother who works with young people has some advice to give, particularly for girls: "I think for me when it comes to girls, self-love is the most important thing. And as long as you have that self-love and respect for yourself, the right things will come, if that makes sense. You will make the right decision."
A young person who has been through the system gives some hard-won advice about how to follow your dreams. "I'm going to be honest with you it's really hard. But it's more of a focus it's more about yourself. So when you're focused on what you want and what goals you're trying to achieve and whatever, when you're on your [...]
Who are your friends? A young person talks about his experiences with hanging around with the wrong crowd. Before he realised it things got out of hand. It was only then that he discovered something else about the friends he had been hanging out with.