Young people in the news

I was in Guernsey yesterday talking with press, politicians and other movers and shakers about a largely positive survey of parents and carers:

/content/page/guernsey-parents-and-carers-survey-2011

It included, as it happens, some questions about how young people are portrayed in the news media.  When I arrived, my host Alun Williams showed me a wince-making news story that we feared might come up in questions:

http://www.barnardos.org.uk/news_and_events/media_centre/press_releases....

On the day, we hadn't seen the original research (here via DrPetra), so it was hard to know exactly what to make of this, but it reeked of PR-reviewed research:

http://ukpollingreport.co.uk/blog/archives/1982

The indefatigable NIgel Hawkes has done a proper job on it:

http://www.straightstatistics.org/article/giving-britain%E2%80%99s-child...

Maybe see also:

http://minorityattack.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/barnardos-are-behaving-li...

Grrr.