International Youth Day today

There is growing recognition that as agents of change, young people are critical actors in conflict prevention and sustaining peaceful partnerships between stakeholders, including youth organizations.

To commemorate this important day, UN Women together with the Sanap Wantaim youth and partners including NCDC and Youth Organizations will celebrate the event at Stop & Shop Waigani Central from 9am to 2pm.

There will be; painting, photo exhibitions, performances by young singers and dancers, quiz games and lots of other entertainment

'I had no idea Instagram had porn': Keeping kids safe on social media

But for Sydney-based online safety expert Leonie Smith, it was business as usual.

"I've seen more porn, more drug paraphernalia, more violence, more sick behaviour on Instagram than any other app," Ms Smith said of the platform, which the Royal Society for Public Health report found was more likely to leave users feeling anxious, depressed and lonely than Facebook, Snapchat, Twitter or YouTube.

Hat business in the business to assist youths

Were you also wondering what #laesbeed17 stands for?

The secret was revealed yesterday when the “baratapng cap and hat range” announced Lae’s first ever spelling bee & debates competition.

What makes this event special? It’s an event organised by youths to provide a platform for other youths to voice their opinions on issues they face, from the youth perspective.

Kanaka Outlaw: Hip hop crew throws pool party

Kanaka Outlaw, a hip hop crew is throwing a pool party bringing out raw hip hop on street!

The crew of 6, backed by one of PNG’s hottest Disk Jockeys – DJ dirtyfingerz will keep it real.

“There will be rap battles, rap cyphers, basically just everything hip hop. PNG music industry has recycled music so we want to do something different for fun. It was initially planned for April 1 but due to another activity hosted on that day, we had to postpone it to now,” Desiz – the crew leader said.

Youths take fresh approach in staging Gospel concert

A group of youths are bringing a fresh approach to reaching other youths in communities.

Judah Memafu and a few others have decided to ride on the changing trend in gospel music to capture the interest of the other majority.

They will be staging a two night concert which begins tonight, capturing a diverse line-up including songs, dances, skits as well as a beatbox performance by one of the Yu Em Khax winning duo.

The gospel oriented concert is the initial inaugural project which Memafu says is a community youth initiative.

The daredevils feeding a dangerous Russian craze

What drives these extreme selfie daredevils?

He's got a camera strapped to his head and he teeters on the edge of the roof in a nine story apartment block in Siberia.

"Are you filming?" he asks, as a friend hands him a flaming torch. Orange flames engulf his legs and suddenly he jumps, somersaulting in the air like a stricken warplane before landing with a thud into a deep pile of snow.

T-levels: What are they?

Chancellor Philip Hammond has set out plans for them in the Budget.

He says these type of qualifications have not always been on an equal footing with academic ones - and wants that to change.

T-levels will allow 16 to 19-year-olds to study in 15 sectors in subjects like hair and beauty or construction.

The courses will replace thousands that are currently on offer and it's claimed they will make access to the job market easier.

Students in further education or technical college will also be eligible for maintenance loans.

Why Chance the Rapper is donating $1m to Chicago schools

He also challenged big companies and corporations to follow his lead.

Schools in the US city are being threatened with early closure this summer or laying off staff because of funding shortages.

Speaking to reporters he said: "This isn't about politics, this isn't about posturing, this is about taking care of the kids."

Chance handed over a giant cheque to students at a primary school in the West Chatham area of Chicago, part of its infamous South Side.

He grew up the area and his lyrics often reference his childhood.

Sexual assault: What is your university doing to prevent it?

And it's not an urban legend.

Sexual assault counselling services around the country have disclosed that the number of calls for help from female university students increases during and immediately following Orientation Week events at Australian universities.

"There are always increased reports of sexual assault around O-week," said Chrystina Stanford, CEO of the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre. "Sometimes the increase comes just after O-week when things have settled down a bit."

Top students more likely to smoke pot, drink alcohol, study says

Although some people believe smart students simply have a tendency to experiment, James Williams and Gareth Hagger-Johnson, co-authors of the new study, say these patterns of substance use may continue into adulthood.

"Our research provides evidence against the theory that these teens give up as they grow up," said the authors, both affiliated with University College London.

Why young people use alcohol and pot