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Rebecca Cutts

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Do young people have a valid role to play in national and international politics?

Do you think that young people actually have a role to play in politics?

Many people look down upon young people who try to have an input as being to young to know what they are speaking about or to have an opinion in the first place.

What is your opinion on this?

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    Sep 11 2011: Yes, young people should play a role in politics -- but politics, policy-makers, and institutions need to find a way how to show young people that they could play this role at all. Most young people don't even know how they could be heard if they wanted to express their opinions, because the communication channels are not adapted to young peoples' needs and technological knowlege. So right now, young people don't play a role in politics: not because they don't have anything to say, but because they don't know how and where they could say it.
    • Sep 12 2011: I have got to say that I agree with you wholeheartedly on this. It is often the very people who should be standing up and taking notice that feel it is acceptable to sit down and do nothing, choosing only to listen to people with views and opinions similar to their own.

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