Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Letter: YOUR SHOUT - Focus on Good Youngsters

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Letter: YOUR SHOUT - Focus on Good Youngsters

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Byline: ANDY HAMFLETT

ON A daily basis, we are exposed to an unrelenting stream of negativity in the media.

We face gloomy stories about our youth, horrific statistics on knife crime, and a gangland culture that seems to have gripped our cities.

A new survey conducted by BT in partnership with UK Youth Parliament reveals that more than two-thirds of young people feel adults in positions of responsibility do not "stick up" for them.

A further 75% say adults do not know what's important to them or what the big issues in their lives are.

With this in mind I want to draw your readers' attention to a campaign which, refreshingly, focuses on the outstanding contributions and accomplishments of young people - the BT Seen & Heard Report.

Celebrating the exceptional efforts of young people to change their lives for the better, the report is presented to MPs, ministers and other business leaders at the Houses of Parliament on December 17. …

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