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Not Just a Club

Youth clubs do so much more than it says on the tin!  Watch this video from Clubs For Young People – 1 minute 44 very well spent (not sure about the music though…)

Talk show suspended, Larry King resigned to career in movies

A Youth Media blog may seem an odd place to comment on the swansong of a media legend, but Larry King casts such a long shadow that it stretches far beyond his original US based CNN audience.

Even at 76, Mr King’s trademark coif and braces are instantly recognisable to any teenager with even a passing interest in movies or celebrities.  He’s been in more films than many Hollywood actors and most of his movies have been aimed squarely at young audiences.

How this for an acting CV?

Shrek Forever After (2010)

All Kids Count (2010)

E Tenebris Lux (From the darkness, light)

In March I blogged about a film called Shank; a controversial movie addressing issues of gang violence and how to react to it.

The characters have to decide how to respond when one of them is killed, and despite their initial instinct for revenge, they eventually decide to walk away.

Together we can stop knife crime

Count Us In

The film was well received by critics (see The Independent’s review here) and received a seal of approval from the Damilola Taylor Trust.

TenNine had been asked to carry posters for the cinema release of the film, which we did as we felt it complemented the other campaigns against knives and violence we had carried this academic year.

Facebook pressing all the wrong buttons

Facebook needs a Click CEOP buttonAt TenNine we always put youth safety above any other concern, and I’m certain all of our peers in UK Youth Marketing do the same.  So the current ‘Facebook concedes online safety demands’ story didn’t just catch my eye, I can only say I am utterly astonished at Facebook’s position.