[Text on screen] These videos were made to celebrate and amplify young people's voices. As such, each one is voiced by a young person from within the Bingham network.

[Voiceover]: We all deserve to have our voices heard. But often decisions are made about us, without us.

This is particularly true for young people, who are often not listened to, or consulted, when their own rights are at stake.

Issues such as tuition fees, house prices, job markets and taxes are all decided, often without input from the very young people who will be most affected by them when they first start to build their lives.

But how can you make sure your voice is heard?

To start with, you need a seat at the table - and the best way of getting that, is taking an active interest in politics. If you’re more aware of what’s going on, which decisions are being made and how they’re being made, you’ll be more empowered to affect those decisions.

You could take part in direct actions, like protesting, striking or lobbying. Even just making sure that you vote can make a huge difference.

We need a big drive in public law education to ensure that all young people know about these options and are inspired to become more active citizens.

[Text on screen]: “The Rule of Law is a fundamental principle at the forefront of the battle against injustice.”

This video was voiced by Georgiul Islam
Education, Young People

How can young people make sure their voice is heard?

Published on 23 Jun 2022

In the penultimate video of the series, we ask ‘how can young people make sure their voices are heard?’

In partnership with The Bingham Centre, we’ve made a series of videos that explores the importance of public legal education for young people, particularly as it relates to the Rule of Law.

A 2018 report from the UK House of Lords said that young people learning about their rights is “in a parlous state.” Many believe that public legal education in schools is lacking, and leaves many young people unaware of the extent of their rights. If more young people can be equipped with the knowledge and skills they need to be active citizens, they can feel more empowered to do so. We, along with The Bingham Centre, hope these videos can be a stepping-off point for many young people to further their public legal education and learn more about their rights.

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