Youth Corner

Theoretical issues pertinent to a dynamic, developmental systems understanding of positive youth development and the thriving process in such development are discussed. Thriving involves relative plasticity in human development and adaptive regulations of person-context relations. An integrated moral and civic identity and a commitment to society beyond the limits of one's own existence enable thriving youth to be agents both in their own, healthy development and in the positive enhancement of other people and of society. Thriving youth become generative adults through the progressive enhancement of behaviors that are valued in their specific culture and that reflect the universal structural value of contributing to civil society.

Youth has a significant role in the development of every country. In the present dismal situation we need to impart civic education to secure our better future. The best investment under current scenarios would be educating the youth. We are surrounded by multiple calamities and we cannot meet these challenges without an active participation of the youth as a catalyst of change. They need to change themselves and their attitude and approach must be based on sensibility, responsibility, tolerance and patience. To become an active and healthy participant to the society and to brighten the future they should avoid following anti-social activities like:

  • Graffiti and vandalism
  • Misuse of fireworks
  • Shouting or noisy behavior in silence zones e.g. near hospitals or outside someone’s house, etc
  • Using rude, abusive or insulting language
  • Threatening behavior or bullying, including on the internet, mobile phones or other electronic media
  • Uncontrolled or dangerous dogs, assault, street crime/theft
  • Misuse of vehicles e.g. blocking access, noisy radios and wheel spinning
  • Usage of drugs, buying and selling drugs


As an active citizen, it is our responsibility to be calm and supportive in the following situations:

  • If you are being stopped does not mean that you are under arrest or that you have necessarily done something wrong
  • If you are stopped by the police, you are required to stay for the duration of the search. If necessary, you will be prevented from walking away
  • Police must use the search powers fairly, responsibly and with respect for people and without discrimination
  • Police must make sure that the search time is kept to the minimum