We’re making sure that young people’s voices are heard in the UK, and we need your help.
In the last year, we have launched U-Report – a messaging service specifically for young people in the UK aged 13-25 where you can engage with local and national issues that affect you and your communities.
Think of U-Report as a market research tool – looking at what young people have to say about issue that affect them – from homelessness to climate change to the Government agenda on immigration – and using the data to show key decisions makers where they need to bring about change.
Why should I become a U-Reporter?
Through U-Report, you will be able to add your voice to campaigns on things that you care about – like protecting refugees in the UK, or beating bullying in UK schools. As we continue to grow, you will also be able to hold decision-makers to account and have your say on policies that affect you by giving organisations such as local authorities feedback on services or their policies.
There’ll even be opportunities for U-Reporters to come together and set the weekly poll, allowing you to drive the U-Report process and direction, and gather information to support your own campaigning on issues you care about.
I really enjoyed being involved in U-report - getting to spread positivity around the UK and exploring other young people's feedback towards it.
I think that its really important young people have a voice. Because young people are the future generation of tomorrow and as technology advances so do the minds of the new.
Fabien, UK U-Reporter
How does U-Report actually work?
It’s pretty simple – you can sign up to be a U-Reporter on Facebook messenger either by scanning the QR code below, or messaging the word JOIN to U-Report on Facebook. As a U-Reporter, you will get regular poll questions and results, allowing you to voice your opinion and see the change you are helping to achieve. You can also check out the U-Report website for live results during the week.
Remember, U-Report is for young people aged 13 – 25!
Can U-Report make a difference?
Absolutely – in fact, it already is.
The NSPCC used U-Report to find out young people’s views on online safety, taking into account their everyday digital experiences.
We asked what young people do when they don’t feel safe online, what they want to change about the online world, and why they think it’s so important to take action now. These responses will be incorporated in a policy briefing NSPCC will submit at the next stage of the Lords’ consideration of the Digital Economy Bill.
Scroll through the pictures below to see what U-Reporters have to say about online safety.
Become a U-Reporter today!
So what are you waiting for? Make sure your voice is heard and join U-Report by messaging the word JOIN to U-Report UK on Facebook or scanning the QR code.
If you’re a parent or teacher, we have free U-Report resources available to download. If you would like to know more about U-Report,please contact our Supporter Care team or call us on 0300 330 5580 (Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm)