Social media pressure is linked to cosmetic procedure boom – BBC News

June 22, 2017

In 2015 one market research company estimated the UK market could be worth as much as 3.6bn. But there is little doubt it has grown significantly over the past decade. Focus on body image The report identifies several factors that are encouraging young people in particular to focus on body image. These include increasing levels of anxiety around appearance, the rise of social media where photos can receive positive or negative ratings and the popularity of celebrity culture, complete with …


General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 16, 2017

… says the website was used by about 100,000 people – more than four times as many as its 24,000 membership. This meant young people with no experience of canvassing could team up with those with previous election experience for targeted canvassing. “If you have a young person telling another young person, ‘You should get out and vote because this election is important’, it’s more convincing,” Mr Todd said. Manifesto There was also an unashamed pitch for the …


This chatbot took over Tinder to engage with young UK voters

June 10, 2017

Image: Leon Neal/Getty Images Our Tinder profiles are sacred vaults of private and sometimes lascivious conversations. But, scores of young people did something many of us would deem unthinkable they handed over their Tinder profiles to a chatbot during the UK general election in order to encourage young people to vote tactically for Labour in swing constituencies. SEE ALSO: UK’s chaotic general election was a historic moment for women The Tinder chatbot is the brainchild of an …


The teenage developer who quit school to focus on coding

June 5, 2017

… “Now I do coding about five hours a day and schoolwork for about two hours of the day,” she says. Much like her, Southworth’s apps are not what you may expect from a young developer. Her first app, AnxietyHelper, is entirely devoted to providing resources for young people facing mental health issues. It has information about conditions like anxiety and depression, guidelines for dealing with anger and panic attacks, as well as links to crisis hotlines. Amanda Southworth …


‘One in two’ young online gamers bullied, report finds – BBC News

May 31, 2017

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionOne online gamer told the BBC he had experienced death threats online. A study carried out by an anti-bullying charity found that 57% of the young people it surveyed had experienced bullying online when playing games. In addition, 22% said they had stopped playing a game as a result. Ditch the Label surveyed around 2,500 young members of the virtual hotel platform Habbo, aged between 12 and 25. One 16-year-old gamer, Bailey …


Instagram ranked worst for young people’s mental health

May 21, 2017

Image: Getty Images Instagram is the most damaging social network to young people’s mental wellbeing, and causes feelings of inadequacy and anxiety, according to a survey of around 1,500 14- to 24-year-olds. SEE ALSO: The Instagram ‘pods’ using likes to fight the new algorithm Royal Society of Public Health (RSPH) and the Young Health Movement (YHM) published the report,#StatusOfMind, which gave the five most popular social networks net average scores based on ratings …


Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ – BBC News

May 19, 2017

The RSPH report warns that “social media may be fuelling a mental health crisis” in young people. It can also be used as a tool for good, the report said, and companies should be doing their best to make platforms a safe place to be. About 90% of young people use social media – more than any other age group – so they are particularly vulnerable to its effects, although it is not clear what these are on current evidence. Image copyright Isla Whateley Social media …


Hot Barber Styles Clients’ Hair With A Giant Flame

May 19, 2017

young people in Cairo are visiting hairstylist Mohamed Hanafy so he can set their hair on fire, according to news station CGTN Africa, the international branch of China state broadcaster CCTV. Its a technique that Hanafy says he learned after watching a YouTube video showing a Pakistani barber using a similar technique. destroysremoves dandruff. How can I tell them that I will set their hair on fire and convince them that it wont harm them at all that on the contrary it would improve it? …


Facebook and The Trevor Project hope to help prevent LGBTQ youth suicides

May 18, 2017

… few months. SEE ALSO: Could you really remove Facebook from your life? According to The Trevor Project’s website, the rate of suicide attempts is “four times greater for LGB youth and two times greater for questioning youth than that of straight youth,” so it’s clear how helpful access to a supportive chat bot could be. And though The Trevor Project is aimed at helping suicide prevention in young people, the 2015 U.S. Transgender Survey found that 40 percent of …


General election 2017: Len McCluskey ‘can’t see Labour winning’ – BBC News

May 17, 2017

… done at no net expense to the public purse and that consumers would see their bills come down by as much as 220 a year. In other election developments: The Lib Dems say their manifesto, due out later, will offer young people a “brighter future”. They are promising cheap bus fares, support to get on the housing ladder and a second Brexit vote The Green Party is proposing free sanitary products for women in financial need Mr McCluskey’s intervention came hours after Mr Corbyn …


We should have listened to the broken teenagers – BBC News

May 16, 2017

… people who lived there suffered disproportionately from crime, but had given up on the police. They didn’t trust us because we showed them no respect. Image copyright Sophie Mutevelian Image caption Maxine Peake – who plays local sexual health worker Sara Rowbotham – with Lesley Sharp Barely a week goes by these days without a headline referring to a crisis in the police. But the crisis no-one’s talking about is the crisis of trust, particularly where young people …