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The results were tragic.  One teenager killed, one injured and a 16-year-old boy charged with murder.[1]  According to police, it all started with a series of aggressive social media messages between two groups of teenagers.[2]What is it about social media that allows violence to escalate...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uc4EIFnbT0MI am experiencing cyber-bullying, what can I do about it?1. Talk to a trusted friend, parent, or teacher.A person who engages in cyberbullying often wants to make you feel isolated and alone.  Surround yourself with supportive friends and adults who you trust and who look...

What is it? Community legal education is legal information provided to young people about legal issues that may affect them and impact their lives.  The purpose of community education is to equip a young person with knowledge and awareness so they can make effective decisions and...

Stereotyping is easy.  It requires no thought, just bringing all our assumptions under one umbrella, mixing in our fear then making pronouncements with enough confidence they have an air of credibility.Stereotyping is common in youth crime.  Assumptions and judgements are made that young people are...

Drink spiking is when a person deliberately adds alcohol or another drug to someone else’s drink without them knowing. Read more...

Like many things in life, the information on the consumption of alcohol amongst young people under the age of 18 is a mix of positive and concerning news. The positive is that the average age at which young people (14 – 24 years) first try alcohol...

International studies estimate that 62- 68% of young people will have been exposed to at least 1 traumatic event by the time they are 17[1]. Traumatic experiences range from single events that involve exposure to actual or threatened death or serious injury such as car accidents...

If you are in a public place or on a vehicle used for public transport like a bus or train and police reasonably suspect you are or are about to commit an act that is against the law or breaches the peace, they can order...

Statistics reported in the Sunday Times state 25% of Year 10’s and 50% of Year 12’s have had sexual intercourse.[1]  Not all this sexual activity occurs within straight or LGBTIQ relationships, much occurs within the context of hooking up and random sexual encounters that are...

Many of the requests coming through YLS are from young men who need legal assistance or advice on situations where alcohol has been a contributing factor in what has occurred. While young people are generally delaying the age at which they start drinking, alcohol continues to...

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