Campaign for change in the media
Does the media paint too negative a picture of young people? David Collier and Terry White think so, and are using their roles in the UK Youth Parliament to campaign for more positive images in the news.
David Collier and Terry WhiteRecently there have been a lot of stories in the news about knife crime and young people. 2008 has seen a great deal of needless violence among young people, and the media plays a role in raising awareness of this.
But this is only one side of the story and by putting the spotlight on a clichéd image of gangs and ‘hoodies’, the media are stereotyping young people.