Young People and the Riots


In the recent years, unemployment among many other reasons has been blamed for causing, are young people to be dis enfranchised in our community. Recently the London riots has made it a priority to look at why our youth seem to be so different in their actions and in there attitudes to how the adult community behaved when they were that age.

Community leaders have looked at the education systems, the social system, factors such as the closure of Libraries which were more than a place that was used to not just to resource books, but also to meet with friends, nowadays research is done on the interenet where there is no quiet please sign, where any infringement of this law, immediately impact the entire environment. The advent of the internet has in many ways improved the speed of information but in some ways cause young people to lose the social aspect that is needed to aide development.

Instead of blaming the parents, and yes they are partly the reasons why some communities need to employ residential security guards as the police force can do nothing to drive down the effect that sadly young people are having on the community. Politcal leaders also look at youth clubs closing down, another environment which was safe for young people of a variety of ages to come and play sport and to express their own individuality and to mix and communicate with people from all walks of life. These centres designed with the youth in mind are know barely in existence, the safe place for todays youth to express their opinion is ona street or in a quiet place in an estate, where they will be easily tagged with allsort of names, and hopefully not arrested for disturbing the peace or the local residents. On the street is where they would be open and targeted by the drug dealers pushing, their substances and the attraction of all things adult, may encourage them in the direction of crime.

The moral decline that has led to an increase in ASBO of other such orders, maybe closer to home, it is in the home that values are invited into the minds of young people, but it needs to be established in the wider community.