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Research shows the perception of youth in our current societyTwo schools working together to ensure best opportunities

By Herald Express  |  Posted: December 13, 2012

By JAMES JEFFERSON AND TOM RENDLE

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 THE perception of youth in the current society is very judgemental with both good and bad points. The Peer Herald team asked a range of adults to express their opinions of the youth of Torbay.

Their responses included…

'Facebook-aholics'

'Neglected'

'Bullies'

'Obstinate'

'Bored'

'Thieves'

'Chavs'

However, they weren't all negative, one man quoted his opinions on the hope and future of the youth in Torbay.

He said his generation has let them (youths) down saying: "'We have made them demoralised.'' 

 On the opposite side of the coin, adult perceptions of youngsters included:

'Pleasant'

'Forward'

'Hopeful'

Many adults commented on how they had considered Torbay to be an area which was deprived and lacked the facilities for the youth of the Bay.

Maybe this is the cause of the 'misjudgement' and the lack of 'understanding' of young people!

When asked for the reaction to these comments, fellow peers suggested that some adults were:

'Prejudiced'

'Judgemental'

'Reluctant to change'

Is this the theme for all future generations or is this an indication of the perception that all of us (the youth of the Bay and the adults) must work to overcome?

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