rebelling against low expectations

AuthorMark Easton

joined his local paper after leaving school, inspired to become a journalist by playing the board game "Waddington's Scoop" when he was thirteen. He has won numerous awards for his reporting and is a Home Editor for BBC News. His articles are written for BBC News and excerpted by

The End of Teenage Rebellion?


(BBC) — My son has just turned 13 and I made him a card to mark the moment he became a teenager. I put a picture of him as a choir-boy next to a Photoshopped shot of him as a saggy-trousered gangsta rapper – the innocent child mutating into a growling ball of rebellious fury. But a series of recent official statistics are making me question whether the old joke is true any more. Teenage...

rebelling against low expectations

The Rebelution is a teenage rebellion against low expectations—a worldwide campaign to reject apathy, embrace responsibility, and do hard things. Learn More →