Tag Archives: Youth

WHY CANNOT TRAIN CHARACTER & LEADERSHIP IN OUR OWN BACKYARD?

Will any principal in our schools take up the challenge to not out source character building and instead challenge the norm and be innovative in our own backyard and really educate Singapore’s youths? Can we forge bravery, open-mindedness and fairness by studying and challenging what is happening in our society instead of being brave on a high mountain?

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GANG OF SHOPLIFTERS CAUGHT FOR STEALING SOCKS FROM UNIQLO

A group of teenagers went into Uniqlo Tampines One and were behaving a bit suspiciously. Suddenly, a certis cisco officer standing at the entrance of the store started shouting at one of the boys. Turns out they were trying to steal a pair of socks from the store and the Malay lady security guard managed to catch one of them pocketing it and trying to leave the store.

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AMOS YEE IS A KID BUT IS THAT THE REAL ISSUE HERE?

Yes, freedom of speech is important, but I think may supporters of Amos Yee fail to think about this point: how much freedom of speech do you want? Something like Charlie Hebdo or the recent draw the prophet campaign in Texas, where two gunman were killed when they tried to attack officers guarding the campaign? Do we want our society to evolve into one where everyone has the permission to offend everyone else?

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SOCIAL WORKERS: S’PORE YOUTHS STARTING TO DRINK AT A MUCH YOUNGER AGE

"In the past, most teenagers would start drinking at 15 or 16, but now we are seeing 12- or 13-year-olds," said Dr Carol Balhetchet, senior director for youth services at the Singapore Children's Society. One of the main reasons is a growing tolerance for social drinking. "Nowadays, it's not uncommon for adults to drink socially in front of children," said Dr Balhetchet.

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Viral PAP youth wing’s video was cleared by MDA

The People's Action Party's youth wing video which went viral over the weekend had been cleared by the Media Development Authority (MDA) earlier in the year. It does not fall under the category of political films which are banned in Singapore, an MDA spokesman told The Straits Times on Wednesday. This is because it does not have animation or dramatic elements. The video is also made by a political party and comprises its manifesto and ideology, on the basis of which the party's candidates will seek to be elected.

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