Knife crime in London is at an all time high but the problem of weapons is a global crisis that can only be solved through education and providing alternative pathways for the next generation.
Education has not been able to keep up the pace of change in society, as a result many young people struggle to find meaningful employment which can have knock-on effects for other problems in society.
Today nearly a third of children aged 2 to 15 are overweight or obese and younger generations are becoming obese at earlier ages and staying obese for longer. Reducing obesity levels will save lives as obesity doubles the risk of dying prematurely.
Gangs have an impact on drug abuse and violence within society,
The education system has not kept up with the pace of change in society. The next generation need to be prepared for the digital revolution and feel equipped to solve the key challenges that we face.
POVERTY & HOMELESSNESS
Homeless young people have different issues and different needs to adults. They're often homeless because it's not safe for them to stay at home, or family life has become too hard. We know thousands of young people sleep rough every night, but there are thousands more sleeping on sofas, floors, night buses or with strangers – the 'hidden homeless'.
Drugs, social media and depression are all intrinsically connected. The digital revolution is having a major impact on the health and wellbeing of the next generation.