An article in the Guardian, March 2013 stated, ‘Almost half of young people say they’ve been bullied at some point in their school lives.’ I was one of those people. ‘Worthless’. ‘Ugly’. These words have stabbed my heart hundreds of times. The name-calling made me feel as worthless as a piece of dust on a […]
But when the country, into which I had just set my foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir. It was time for every man to stir – Thomas Paine
Young people look up to adults as role models. Young people will do as adults ‘do’, not as adults ‘say’. Choose your actions wisely.
When you turn 16 you can join the armed forces, play the Lottery, work full time and have sex. Society sees us as ‘responsible adults’, yet we are apparently not mature enough to vote. During a review in 2004 the Electoral Commission, which makes decisions on voting policy, decided the voting age should remain at […]
According to a Government watchdog, the average Londoner is caught on Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) 300 times a day. You’ve been watched as you pick your nose, trip on a curb, talk to your friends, and kiss your partner. You can’t move through the capital without being monitored. Eyes are on you at all times. […]
Auternative thinking, an eight-page supplement on autism, looking into the lives of young individuals with the condition – as featured in Exposure 116. Autism now affects one in 88 children in the UK. Most people have heard of the condition, but seemingly few understand it. Not being able to make friends, struggling with conventional education, […]
Watching the sharp hook slice through his victims, I cowered behind the sofa in my living room filled with terror, as The Candyman went about his murderous rampage. At the age of nine, I had decided to watch my first horror movie alone. I still regret it to this day, as I absolutely hate horror […]
In August 2013 David Cameron initiated a vote in The House of Commons to decide whether the UK should launch a military campaign against Syrian president Bashar Al-Assad’s government to deter the use of chemical weapons. Cameron lost the vote narrowly, and Britain did not attack Syria. The USA quickly followed suit. The issues in […]
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