young people

Algorithm May Expose Thousands of Under-18s to Harmful Targeted Adverts

A recent study, conducted by the Guardian and the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, has revealed that Facebook has marked hundreds of thousands of children as “interested in” adverts about gambling and alcohol. Facebook gains information from monitoring viewing activity and then advertisers distribute target messages to the groups of people who have been flagged as interested in the topic. However, Facebook denies allowing advertisers from alcohol companies to market products to young people. In a statement

Planet Youth Conference

Reykjavik, Iceland,

Planet Youth's next conference will be held on the 4th to 6th of March 2020. 

Participants will be provided with an extensive overview of the Planet Youth methodology introduced by the employees of ICSRA. 

Alcohol Before 18. What's the Harm - A Guide for Parents

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Talking about alcohol with your children can be a complicated and sensitive topic to navigate.

Young people are absorbing information about alcohol from a range of sources within their environment.

Friends, teachers, and family can shape how a young person views drinking.

As parents, you have more influence than you think. You can help your children to avoid alcohol harms by:

Tobacco Use Among Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Young Adults

Delahanty, Janine, Ollie Ganz, Leah Hoffman, Jamie Guillory, Erik Crankshaw, and Matthew Farrelly. "Tobacco use among lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young adults varies by sexual and gender identity." Drug and alcohol dependence (2019).
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It is recognised that smoking and use of tobacco products among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) young adults is higher compared to their heterosexual and cisgender peers.

Although it is believed that within the LGBTQ population, patterns of tobacco use vary based on gender, age and sexual identity, there is a lack of research on specific differences.

Awareness of Information on Alcohol Packaging

Critchlow, Nathan, Daniel Jones, Crawford Moodie, Anne Marie MacKintosh, Niamh Fitzgerald, Lucie Hooper, Christopher Thomas, and Jyotsna Vohra. "Awareness of product-related information, health messages and warnings on alcohol packaging among adolescents: a cross-sectional survey in the United Kingdom." Journal of Public Health (2019).
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Although alcohol consumption among young people in the UK has been declining there remains a concerning level of binge drinking amongst 16–24-year-olds.

Not without my Mobile Phone: Alcohol Binge Drinking, Gender Violence and Technology in the Spanish Culture of Intoxication

Romo-Avilés, N., García-Carpintero, M. Á., & Pavón-Benítez, L. (2019). Not without my mobile phone: alcohol binge drinking, gender violence and technology in the Spanish culture of intoxication. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy, 1-11.
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The practice of binge drinking has in recent decades consolidated what is known as the ‘culture of intoxication’ among young people of Spain. This has coincided with the increase in the use of mobile-phone technology and of social networks within the night-time economy.