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. [...]
When you come out of prison how do you stop yourself from going back to your old ways? JJ talks about the importance of having a strong mindset: "You have to have a strong mindset. Like I was in prison four years ago and even before that I was stabbed as well. But to have the mindset to not retaliate [...]
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.
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 [...]
One thing we discovered in talking to young people is some people would not talk to their parents. But knowing you are falling deeper into danger and not being able to talk to someone is a burden. Carrying this burden all by yourself can have an impact on your own mental health too. In this soundbite a mother gives her [...]
This is the story of a mother who had the feeling her son had been stabbed. ".... I didn't see the stabbing but I knew it was going to happen before it even happened. Because I saw the movement. Yeah, I saw the movement so... and he run off so I didn't know where he was. And then I called [...]
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 [...]