If you throw a stone in a pond you get a ripple.
After last week’s ‘Children Lost in a Fractured System’ debate, 350 delegates, service leader panelists and young people, could now cause ripples of their own, starting cultural change as they take the messages from the evening back to their organisations.
Continue reading The Ripple Effect
Shared Vision recently worked with ChickenShed and the #WhyFest at London’s South Bank Centre to encourage children to speak up and be heard
Continue reading Making the invisible visible – by giving children the platform to speak out
Leigh, 16, had just finished his GCSEs when his uncle asked him to join the family business: selling heroin and crack cocaine.
Continue reading Spiral of violence: drug gangs exploit kids as young as 11 to be runners for heroin and crack deals
When young musician Declan McKenna performed on Jools Holland’s Later programme on BBC2 recently, Declan’s teeshirt spoke louder than the lyrics of his song, with a plea in black on white: “Give 17-year-olds the vote.”
Continue reading How Chickenshed’s Crime of the Century gives children the power to speak out
Often images of children who are the victims of war define our times most graphically. They last forever in the memory and can sometimes even be a catalyst for change. Sometimes.
Continue reading Why violence and extremism should not be allowed to shape a child’s life
Sadly the news is as predictable as it is desperately tragic. In the past couple of weeks more young men have been stabbed in Southeast London.
Continue reading Drugs, gaming and gang culture: to understand young people, recognise the world they inhabit
Ever heard of Felix Kjellberg? Nor had I till a few weeks ago. Felix is a Swedish YouTube phenomenon who goes by the moniker PewDiePie (pewdeepie).
Continue reading Gamification, social media and the rise of youth crowdcultures