Sunday, August 19The Voice of London

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Good news: Fewer teens are smoking. Bad news: They’re taking drugs instead.

Good news: Fewer teens are smoking. Bad news: They’re taking drugs instead.

Featured, Investigations, News
A quarter of 11-15 year-olds have tried substances at least once, studies reveal. Instead of smoking or drinking, teenagers in the UK are now more likely to use drugs. Swings and roundabouts... A national survey by NHS Digital, found 24% of teenagers between the age of 11-15 years say they had used a recreational drug at least once - this is a 9% increase since 2014. On the other hand, the survey found 19% of children say they had smoked cigarettes at least once, roughly the same as 2014, but much lower than the figure in 1996 when almost 50% children questioned, had smoked a cigarette. The survey also found 44% of secondary school students say they had tried alcohol. However, in 2016, the survey found the alcohol consumption rate among teenagers ranged from 15% in 11 year-o
Beyond the global #MeToo movement

Beyond the global #MeToo movement

Activism, Investigations, News, World
No matter what social media platform you are scrolling through, the #MeToo campaign, following emerging allegations about Harvey Weinstein, continues to reveal the terrifying magnitude of sexual harassment. And like all good campaigns, it has evolved into other hashtags and movements. France is having its own #MeToo movement. Just as women around the world have taken to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #MeToo to share their own stories about harassment, women in France are speaking out too. French women have swamped the internet, tweeting with the hashtag #BalanceTonPorc — “expose your pig” —with hundreds of stories of aggression, assault, and harassment. French journalist Sandra Muller, started the campaign with a tweet #BalanceTonPorc, in which she shared her own
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