HeadRoom - new discussion space launched for under 18's
The HeadsUp forums have been running since 2003 and are a great space for young people, teachers and parliamentarians to come together and debate some pretty serious political issues. Since September young people have debated issues with each other, politicians and decision-makers - Crime, Citizenship and Immigration so far.
Now the HeadsUp website will host debates about current issues in the media outside the 5 main forums. This gives a bit more flexibility in the topics that can be talked about and hopefully means that HeadsUp users will get involved in the political issues year round and not just for the three (intense!) weeks that a forum takes place. We also would like young people to send us their suggestions for the topics they want to talk about - the only restriction is that it should be about something currently in the news.
So if you know a young person that would like to get involved in discussing subjects as varied as stop and search to the civil war in Sri Lanka send them to the HeadRoom....