Loomio
September 1st, 2017 06:55

IPnz Youth Policy 2017

BC
ben cooney Public Seen by 398

I would like to crowd source a Youth policy.

I feel that our kids are being horribly deserted. Its time we think of them and create a framework so all kids can succeed and be the best they can be. List your ideas, past decisions here.

I would like to see more funding allocated by the state for sports/arts/after school programs like touth town. I would also argue that civics is re-introduced to in high school. We also need budgeting in schools. There should also be a focus on harm reduction in terms of addiction and mental health. I would also like to see the voting age lowered to 16.

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idiom axiom September 1st, 2017 08:10

Keep them off the internet until age 14. No tablets or "smart" devices.

BC

ben cooney September 1st, 2017 08:18

In general or at school?

Colin England

Colin England September 2nd, 2017 00:40

I would like to see more funding allocated by the state for sports/arts/after school programs like touth town.

To achieve what?

I would also argue that civics is re-introduced to in high school.

It's already there. It may be that it needs a better curriculum specifically addressing and encouraging participation in our political system.

We also need budgeting in schools.

Schools already have a budget so what do you mean by this?

There should also be a focus on harm reduction in terms of addiction and mental health.

Often these are driven by poverty so although such programs in schools help what's really needed is to reduce the poverty of the parents.

BC

ben cooney September 2nd, 2017 00:49

I would like to see more funding allocated by the state for sports/arts/after school programs like touth town.

To achieve what?..... . To strengthen and build a sense of community and a purpose for our kids... We have lost this... And i think our kids need this...we should help our kids connect and build relationships and skills so they can be positive engineers of the future...

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ben cooney September 2nd, 2017 00:50

I would also argue that civics is re-introduced to in high school.

It's already there. It may be that it needs a better curriculum specifically addressing and encouraging participation in our political system......

Yes i would agree...

BC

ben cooney September 2nd, 2017 00:53

We also need budgeting in schools.

Schools already have a budget so what do you mean by this?

Sorry that was badly explained... I. Should really do this on my computer rather tgan phone....

Schools should be proactively teaching budgeting to students and helping them be money smart

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ben cooney September 2nd, 2017 00:57

There should also be a focus on harm reduction in terms of addiction and mental health.

Often these are driven by poverty so although such programs in schools help what's really needed is to reduce the poverty of the parents. .

I 100% agree but we should also looking at providing positive support for those kids eho are impacted by these things... I dint see thst there us that support.. There needs to be frameworks that identify and engage in harm minimisation and prevention along with robust and effective strategies to improve the effectiveness of their care.