Ben Arnold Lohmeyer, Flinders University A new strategy to tackle bullying of children both inside and outside the school gates was recently released by the South Australian Department of Education. It has adopted the national definition of bullying that directly links it to a misuse of power. The strategy also questions the role “movies, television,… Read More If you want to cut bullying in schools, look at the ‘invisible violence’ in our society
Getting ideas out of the classroom and out from behind academic paywalls into the hands of people who might find it interesting and useful is something I am becoming more and more passionate about. So… this semester while I was creating a new subject from youth work students I thought why not make the lecture… Read More Podcast: Exploring Violence and Society
The general vibe from most people was that I wouldn’t get many takers. To make it easier for young people to participate in my research, I chose to drive for hours and meet wherever they wanted: homes, youth centres, the local shops, wherever. Also, my university ethics board said I couldn’t talk to people under… Read More Swear Words & Youth Participation
For about 4 years I worked for a youth service that used restorative practices as its core practice framework. A big part of my role was to facilitate restorative justice processes and train youth workers in restorative practices. During this time I found a few issues with the combination of restorative practices and youth work.… Read More “Calling Bullshit” on Restorative Practices… wait… what?
Session: Violences: Global Youth Encounters with Physical, Symbolic and Structural Violence Table: Violences in the relations between young people, the State and its institutions Co-Chair: Sharlene SWARTZ It was a privilege to present some of the findings from my PhD in the Research Committee 34 Sociology of Youth stream of the ISA World… Read More Hyper-governed young people’s resistance to the crushing ubiquity of neoliberal violence – Presentation at the 2018 International Sociological Association World Congress, Toronto, Canada
Series: Insights from youthful workers I had a great chat with Aaron Garth from Ultimate Youth Worker about youth work, power and neoliberalism. You can listen to the podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/ultimateyouthworker/youth-work-and-power For more great youth work resources check out Ultimate Youth Worker.
Why do young people cause so much trouble (for adults)? This is the kind of question that comes up when people think about young people and violence. Young people are often portrayed in the media as angry and violent. And there is usually a range of stats thrown around to back up this position. I’m… Read More “It’s like a violent existence” – How young people learn to be violent