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 [...]
Sherif talks about how family difficulties can leave members of that family vulnerable to exploitation "Why do you think, a lot of the youth nowadays are getting exploited?" "Do you know what? I think it is a lot to do with, first of all like self-esteem, confidence. I'm not blaming parents; not all parents are bad, some parents struggle, you [...]
In a discussion held with some young people at a youth club, Freddy from The Childrens Society comments on how schools' use of exclusion only makes the problem worse: Audio: "So with exploitation you can have, like, one of the reasons a child may be sort of misbehaving or acting out, that may be because they're being exploited, and the [...]
Sherifa explains how she thinks some schools are often failing students, because they are too focused on their own agenda or their reputation: "I do think that with schools everyone has their own agenda so they are focused on getting really good results now, a lot of the time, so they're not so focused on the emotional side of things [...]
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.
Doreen from Elevated Minds talks about how mutual respect comes from both sides showing respect.
Rose from Campaign against Exclusion talks about how once a student is labelled as being in a PRU (Pupil Referral Unit) can not only affect how they see themselves but can also affect how other student see them
Rose, a young person campaigning against school exclusions points out that young people who are sent to a PRU often feel labelled and once put on record as having attended a PRU may feel that it is already too late.
".....of a child that they were finding difficult" Joseph Duncan of Youth Futures comments on how schools are keen to get rid of what they see as a problem, but the child is left out of the equaation, without being given the opportunity or space to work out what it is that they need. This is part of a longer [...]
Doreen from Elevated Minds talks about how exclusion from schools can be a self-perpetuating problem because of parents' own negative experiences with education. How do you move forwards from this situation? Rose, a young person from the Schools Exclusions Campaign, run by 'Just for Kids', recounts her experience on a panel where she listened to account after account where children [...]