We wanted to make a film about young people and how the world sees us. Young people are seen as hooligans. We are not always accepted for who we are, sometimes we are isolated and dismissed as trouble makers. The way we see ourselves is happy free, talented and very expressive. Young people want to be accepted in society. We are creative, we have talents and we are hopeful.
We wanted to make a short film that gives people the help they need and change how young people are seen. We are not animals who hunt for things, we are humans who take care of others. We would go to the cenotaph to remember those who risked their lives for us to live or to be on this world and have the things we have now.
Young people are insecure because they are judged by the negative problems in this world, stabbing, guns, assaults. Young people want a happy life so we can grow up to do the things we want to do and be who we want to be.
Young people need help around the community. Give young people support if they are upset or down or need to talk about their feelings. We have dreams about what we want to achieve like doing well in our GCSE’s and going to college.
Give the homeless food and water and some supplies for winter.
We wanted to make a short film that tells people that we’re not just troublemakers or difficult but that we are capable of a lot more than people think. Young people are not troublemakers, we’re not scary, we are not difficult to look after, and we are not useless or weak. Young people want to be understood and treated equally, we are useful, we can be cooperate, we are expressive and passionate about our feelings. Young people need to be treated with respect to be understood by others. Give young people more chances to learn. If you listen to young people you will learn to understand them more.
In today’s session we have been writing a narrative about what people think of young people and we have also identified what young people think of ourselves.
We wanted to make a short film to show that young people have dreams and talents and their own skills and ambitions we want to achieve. Others in the outside world see us as trouble makers and a bad influence. I am not a negative or judging person. I am caring and keen to learn to create myself a positive future. We are not social media pressure. Young people are not weird. Young people are sometimes shy, and we loose confidence because of how people treat us. Young people want their dreams to come true. Young people need to feel accepted. If young people get the help and support, we need we can gain our confidence back. Give young people your support and make them feel included.
For this project we have been put into groups to work together as a team to influence young people to get out and about and to make us feel included in the community. I am looking forward to the film because I am featured doing my favourite sport and I will get to have my own say. I hope this film helps young people feel more included and have more confidence.
We wanted to make a short film that portrayed young people to be better than what the older generations think of us. They think we’re trouble makers and enjoy it. In reality, we’re misunderstood and blamed for a lot of things we don’t even do. We’re still humans, and even adults do bad things like drugs and alcohol. Even if a teenager does get arrested, it’s just that one teenager out of hundreds of thousands. We’re all innocent.
Young people are not hooligans. We will not be dismissed from getting help.
We are not useless or weaker
We are not accepted for who we are.
Young people are passionate about what we do.
We want TO BE HEARD.
We need HELP.
If we were given a voice, if people acknowledged us, if people didn’t negatively view us, then maybe some young people wouldn’t turn to crime! Even adults were kids once. GIVE YOUNG PEOPLE A VOICE!!! We want YOU to HELP US. Please.