Only 9 per cent of adults believe young people make a positive contribution to their local communities, says a new study in the UK. But, according to experts, the media’s vilification of all young people is unfounded.
“Reading the great British press, it would be easy to think that all our teenagers are involved in gangs and wielding knives. There is a problem with youth crime in some parts of the UK, but teenagers are more likely to volunteer than any other age group, while nearly two-thirds of 10- to 15-year-olds have raised money for charity.”
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