- Join gangs?
- Seem disinterested in the education?
- Hold family in lower esteem than previous generations?
As the generation gap between adults and young people continues to widen, many interventions are being made to try and close the gap, but very few are covering the really important issue - what is the cause of the generation gap in the first place?
"Bridging The Gap: Understanding Young People Today" takes the young person's viewpoint, striking at issues that affect them and explores the source of these issues. Using personal experiences, observations and research, "Bridging The Gap" delivers a keen insight into the minds of young people, rolling back through the generations to prove how shortcomings and interventions of previous generations have led us to this point.
The book also collates the views of various young people in a dedicated Questions and Answers section generated by the Why Do campaign to allow the reader to see for his or herself what young people around the UK actually think of the stereotypes surrounding them.
The Foreword is written by actor Larry Lamb who played "Archie Mitchell" in Eastenders.
The book was written on the back of a national campaign created by the author alongside mobile network provider O2, designed to help adults understand young people. During and after the campaign Sabian noticed recurring patterns and misconceptions regarding young people. He decided once and for all to put an end to the myths surrounding young people using a provocative and controversial approach to debunking the mysteries and put into motion a process that will see adults and young people understand each other.