When working with children and young people, it can be really helpful to have an understanding of the culture that the young people are growing up in. Understanding the context which informs their behaviours, ideas and attitudes can help us to build bridges and find ways to communicate more effectively.
Though no report is a substitute for a conversation with a young person, these documents may give you some helpful background and a starting point.
Here are some links to wider reading on contemporary culture for children and young people. These include various Reports commissioned by the government and other agencies.
The Children’s Society Good Childhood Report https://www.childrenssociety.org.uk/good-childhood-report
Anything from the Office of the Children’s Commissioner https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/
Children and Mental Health https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/c/children-and-young-people
Children and Social Networks https://www.net-aware.org.uk/
Childhood Poverty http://www.cpag.org.uk/content/child-poverty-facts-and-figures
Children and statistics https://www.ons.gov.uk/
National Children’s Bureau https://www.ncb.org.uk/
Girl Guiding Report https://www.girlguiding.org.uk/social-action-advocacy-and-campaigns/research/girls-attitudes-survey/