Amanda Gorman: All the details behind young poet’s show-stopping inauguration look, including that Prada headband- Tempemail

But there was one woman whose outfit – and presence – stood out from the rest. Enter Amanda Gorman, the 22-year-old poet who stunned the world with her poem “The Hill We Climb”, which she delivered during the ceremony.  It wasn’t just Gorman’s poised and powerful delivery that garnered attention, Continue Reading

TikTok to tackle grooming with safeguards for young users | TikTok

Children on TikTok will face “groundbreaking” new restrictions in an attempt to prevent grooming on the platform, the video-sharing company has announced, with particularly strict new rules for users under 16. The platform, which has a lower age limit of 13, said users under 16 would no longer be able Continue Reading

There is a whole new wave of politically motivated young people, ready to develop solutions | Noah Gwatkin | Australia news- Tempemail

Name: Noah Gwatkin Age: 18 Dreams of: Still working it out New year means a new me, hey? This year I’m not hoping for a new me – but I am definitely different to the me that began last year. For starters, I’ve always thought things would get better every Continue Reading

Fighting tyranny with milk tea: the young rebels joining forces in Asia | World news- Tempemail

The language, the demands and the backdrop were different, but the protests across central Bangkok last week would have looked familiar to anyone who followed the mass demonstrations that roiled Hong Kong for a year from June 2019. Crowds of young protesters, dressed in black and wearing hard hats, poured Continue Reading

‘I never felt like I was good enough’: Panel of young people open up about poor body image as part of government inquiry- Tempemail

“ Scrolling through images on social media platforms had a really detrimental effect on the way I saw my body. I started to scrutinise the way I looked and, unfortunately, I reached a critical crisis and developed body dysmorphia.” These are the words of Danny Bowman, a 25-year-old man who, Continue Reading

Most girls and young women have experienced abuse online, report finds | Global development- Tempemail

Most girls and young women using social media have experienced abuse that has driven them offline and left them traumatised, according to a new global survey. More than half of the 14,000 15- to 25-year-olds interviewed by Plan International said they had been cyberstalked, sent explicit messages and images, or Continue Reading

‘I don’t care’: young TikTokers unfazed by US furor over data collection | Technology

Mauren Sparrow downloaded TikTok in March to pass the time during lockdown. Since then she’s posted tutorials on crafting and videos of her two cats, Calcifer and Jiji, some of which have accrued millions of views and likes. But with the Chinese-owned app now under fire over data privacy concerns, Continue Reading

Mastercard Enables 3 Million Young People in Uganda to Access Work Opportunities | Tempemail

The Mastercard Foundation has launched its Young Africa Works strategy in Uganda which has set a goal to enable more than 3 million young people in the country to access dignified and fulfilling work opportunities by 2030. Under Young Africa Works, the Foundation has committed $200 million to ensure young Continue Reading

Young people now read the news on Instagram – and it’s changing the way they see the world- Tempemail

The Independent employs over 100 journalists around the world to bring you news you can trust. Please consider a contribution or subscription. For those waking up and scrolling through a repetitive feed of lockdown sourdough starters, quarantine craft projects and kids scribbling their latest artwork, the news that a quarter Continue Reading

As a young person I’m worried about my peers flouting lockdown rules | Letter | World news- Tempemail

As a 19-year-old, I am disappointed in my peers’ attitude to lockdown. My social media feeds are awash with posts of friends hugging, sharing lifts to McDonald’s drive-throughs, and normalising flouting the rules. With data showing that the health risk to our age group is minimal, it seems many have Continue Reading