We die for the right to love and be loved. We die protecting our own, because the law has yet to protect us. We die because we stand up for ourselves. We die to be seen.
I just wish guns were harder to come by. Maybe then teenagers in my neighborhood would worry about getting their first job or first car before they think about getting their first gun.
Gun violence is in the national spotlight again in the wake of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California yesterday. While mass shootings make up most of the headlines, Youth Radio’s Nila Venkat looks at the many other gun incidents fly under the national radar.
Explore Youth Radio’s special coverage of the impact of guns on the lives of teens.
Youth Radio’s Desmond Meagley explores what contributes to teen suicide, and how firearms can affect the chances of suicidal thoughts becoming reality.
We found ourselves discussing this story in one of our recent editorial meetings. Here’s Raphael Johns’ take: “I figured it…
Out of the nearly 900 emoji options available to U.S. teenagers, the gun is one of the most popular, ranking in the top ten percent. But lately, the gun emoji has been landing some people in hot water. Young people tend to be savvier about these things. But there’s still room for misunderstanding. Youth Radio Reporter Tylyn Hardamon explores how teens use the gun emoji in their everyday conversations.
In this interactive, you’ll explore the stories behind 13 objects that police officers have mistaken for guns. The cases you’re about to see vary in circumstance and outcome, but each ended with someone getting shot.
Many young people have easy access to guns, but don’t necessarily know how to stay safe around them. In this video, teenagers…