Culture 2018

When working with children and young people, it can be really helpful to have an understanding of the culture that the young people are growing up in. Understanding the context which informs their behaviours, ideas and attitudes can help us to build bridges and find ways to communicate more effectively.

Though no report is a substitute for a conversation with a young person, these documents may give you some helpful background and a starting point.DSC_3445

Here are some links to wider reading on contemporary culture for children and young people. These include various Reports commissioned by the government and other agencies.

The Children’s Society Good Childhood Report

Anything from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner

Children and the Media

Children and Mental Health

Children and Social Networks

Childhood Poverty

Children and statistics

National Children’s Bureau

Girl Guiding Report