Youth

Youth Climate Strikers Continue to Push for Change

By Luca Cantagallo, age 13 and IndyKids staff Hundreds of youths skipped school for another Youth Climate Strike on March 3, 2023, to protest against climate change. As the group grew, the chants of “People over profit!” rang through the air. This annual event originated with Greta Thunburg’s 2018 Fridays for Future (FFF) protest that …

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Will TikTok’s New Safety Measures for Kids Actually Keep Them Safe?

By Maliyah Ledesma, age 11 and IndyKids staff In the world we live in today, we rely on technology more by the second, so it’s easy for young folks to get lost mindlessly scrolling. This is why social media platform TikTok announced in March that they would be implementing a new default setting with safeguards …

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Now, More Than Ever, Trans Kids Need Our Support

By Anya Rothman-Cimino, age 11 Recently, legislatures across the country have been slowly but surely taking away trans youths’ rights. According to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, approximately 450 anti-LGBTQ+ bills have been introduced already this year. During an interview on The Daily Show, President Joe Biden spoke out against the anti-trans bills in …

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School’s Out for Summer: But for Many Migrant Kids, the Hard Work Is Just Beginning

By Grace Stevens, age 12

You have to be at least 16 to get a job in the United States… right? It turns out that in the past five years, there has been a 70% increase in the number of children illegally employed by companies, according to the Department of Labor, and at least 10 states have introduced or passed laws rolling back child labor protections in the past two years.

How to Be a Youth Activist

By Isabelle Pierre, age 13 and IndyKids staff

Activism is all about advocating for something you’re passionate about and feel deeply for. Young people in particular have often been at the forefront of movements, because, well, we are the future, and we should have a say in how that future is shaped!