Some links from the world of youth work and youth ministry:
- Volunteers for a Season: this idea is great, so often volunteers can’t commit long-term but can get involved in a specific project. We’re experimenting with this in our church, looking at short-term projects with small groups of youngsters.
- Shame on you, Britain’s Next Top Model: watching vulnerable young women being manipulated is not entertainment
- Coca-Cola forced to pull Facebook promotion after porn references company apologises for posting ‘offensive’ status updates to users’ profiles as part of Dr Pepper internet campaign
- The Guardian’s ‘Teen Issue’: the supplemental G2 section of the paper presents a special report on teenage life past and present.
- Do we really need more youth ministry resources?: an interesting question, especially given Tim is someone who started a new youth ministry website.
- Teenage anti-social behaviour ’caused by brain defects’
Five in every 100 teenagers is affected by ‘conduct disorder’ which is a psychiatric condition that can develop in childhood or adolescence.
- Teenage mothers ‘more likely to give birth prematurely’ – Telegraph
Teenage mothers are more likely to give birth prematurely and have underweight babies, research shows.