Interesting stories in this weekend’s Guardian about the different life experiences of teenagers in the UK. First, middle-class anxiety over education in a family where one daughter was too wild for the parents and the other was too academic. Then the stories of former teenage ‘gangsters' about life and death on our city streets. And a heart-breaking story of Janipher Maseko who came to the UK as an asylum seeker from Uganda and ended up in Yarl’s Wood, separated from her children, just days after giving birth.
The brilliant asbojesus site sums up the media’s predominant view of young people in this cartoon. Frontier Youth Trust are keen to get more positive stories about young people into the news and have created a ‘You been ASBO’d’ certificate that can be presented to teenagers who are making a difference in their local community. This 'ASBO' stands for 'Alright, Sensational, Beautiful, Original'. You can download the certificate and read more about it on their website.