With no room to express themselves, are the youth using youth violence as a frantic release?
“Back a dog into a corner and its gonna bite”. A common saying, depicting the ferocious response of a being suppressed, oppressed and frustrated.
Expression, a term used quite frequently, is a need to release, to showcase one’s true self and feelings residing deep inside. Being able to express yourself is a key phase of growth, and is a means of navigating through self discovery. Whether it be through what we wear, what music we listen to or even what we decide to like or dislike, it is clear that giving room for young people to express themselves is a key requirement in their upbringing.