Children These Days by Nicola Madge

By Nicola Madge

It really is occasionally advised that England is much less child-friendly than many different international locations and that, usually conversing, grownup attitudes to teenagers and teens could be a bit of adverse. the aim of this e-book is to set the checklist immediately and to determine how exact those perspectives rather are. the united kingdom govt and different firms can have their very own priorities for assembly younger people's wishes extra successfully, yet childrens and youths have their very own principles too. young ones nowadays stimulates dialogue approximately what it ability to be a teen in England at the present time and it offers ideas for making society extra child-friendly. The publication makes use of new, formerly unpublished, evidence-based fabric, from interviews with fundamental and secondary institution scholars in addition to adults.

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A similar, but much less marked, tendency was found for the younger secondary group. Within the older secondary group, however, girls were considerably more likely than boys to report both ‘a lot’ and ‘quite a lot’ of worries. Thus 87% of girls said that young people of their age had either a lot or quite a lot of worries while the same was true of only 66% of the males. The best and worst things about being a child or young person Young people were not asked directly about the things that concerned and worried them most, but they were given the opportunity to say the best and worst things about being a child or young person.

These children indicated that while they wanted a say in family matters, they did not necessarily want to make decisions. Some also explicitly recognised the difficulties that can accompany decision making within the family. The findings The young people in the surveys confirmed many of these findings and views. 5).

42 Growing up, becoming an ‘adult’ Voting At present, young people can vote from the age of 18 years but cannot become an MP until they are 21. In April 2004, the Electoral Commission published its report on the Age of electoral majority, where it recommends that the voting age remain at 18, but that the age of eligibility to stand as a parliamentary candidate is reduced from 21 to 18. No decisions have, at the time of writing, been taken on these recommendations. Age of consent Currently, the age of consent is 16 years for both heterosexual and homosexual activities.

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