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Youth

Why Arab youths revolted

Male domination and female oppression characterise many Arab countries. But in 2011, the youth rose up to demand change. What were the triggers?

Social programs fail to aid at-risk youth

Different support services in Norway operate side by side, but lack of communication prevents youth from getting the help they need.

Youth grow more politically active – but vote like mum and dad

Teenagers and young adults are starting to get involved in politics again. But they aren’t radical like they were in the 1960s.

Documents reveal 2,000-year-old Egyptian youth organization

In Roman Egypt, 14-year-old boys were enrolled in a youth organization in order to learn to be good citizens.

Immigrants wait longer to marry

Pakistani Norwegians marry later than they used to.

Young smokers are being bullied

It's no longer cool to be a teenage smoker in Norway.

“Alcohol campaigns have the wrong focus”

Children who grow up in families with a liberal attitude toward alcohol, and who might see their parents get a bit tipsy are not at greater risk of becoming an alcoholic than others.

Gaming leads to better English

Youngsters who spend much time on certain computer games expand their English vocabularies.

Headmaster can halt bullying

Bullying is less of a problem in schools with principals or headmasters who have the confidence of their pupils and teachers. The head of the school can set the standard for acceptable behaviour.

Many drunken teenage girls get sexually harassed

The prevalence varies with age – the younger girls are more at risk.