The Importance of Youth in Politics

Unfortunately,  the youth of today have been given such a bad name when it is only a minority of people who are creating social disruption. Most youthful people are motivated and long to do well in everything they do, which means they could be a very important aspect in politics.

Firstly, young people have different perspectives and a host of different ideas. By allowing them to voice their opinion we could be opening and moving the political world forward. This is not only good for society, but necessary for society. If the young did not engage with politics, even if it is through pressure groups, there would be many issues with our political establishments in trying to keep policy fair and sustainable for future generations. For example, equal rights for women required many young women to engage with the issue at hand. Why? Because they had strong feelings for the issue at hand, and that is something that countries should work to increase – interest and opinion on political matters.


How do we do this? Other than the obvious, reading the paper and consulting with your MP, there are a plenty of exciting opportunities for the young to get involved. Partaking in social organisations, such as Youth Parliament, is a prime opportunity for a young person to get involved. In the UK, for example, youth parliament is open to 11-18 year olds who wish to use their voice in creative ways in order to bring about social change. This is both exciting and informative, as well as being open to everyone. Getting involved in these sorts of schemes are necessary if you wish to engage further with politics and get a deeper understanding.

However, many people may take this as too heavy and wish for a lighter relief of politics. Hence, the coining of the term e-democracy. Just by reading this post right now you are engaging and informing yourself with politics – e-democracy. And, double congratulations if you are young because you are doing what we want you to, and engaging with the most confusing yet important subject in the world

We strongly believe that not enough is done for the young of today to get involved with politics and, as a large portion of our society, they should be allowed more access to politics to shape the world they live in.

Thanks for reading and please do tell me how YOU get involved with politics!

Digestible Politics


18 comments on “The Importance of Youth in Politics

  1. Anonymous says:

    D Thanks for another fantastically well-written article! I got involved with politics and perhaps more importantly active citizenship when I joined the Boys’ Brigade in 2001, ever since then I have always been engaged, I did my work experience at my local town hall here in Kidderminster, and recently I have joined my school council and I’m standing for both Youth Cabinet and Youth Parliament this year – let’s hope I do well.

  2. Thank you very much for your comment! I am so glad that you are getting so well involved with politics and yes, I really do hope you do well in the Youth Cabinet and Youth Parliament this year. Active citizenship is brilliant and something that should be widely encouraged.

  3. jmu9 says:

    Hi, Digestible. Do you know the a cappella group called Sweet Honey in the Rock? They have a lovely song that is all about how it is the young people whose strength and energy carry us forward toward freedom and human dignity. They write about true things. Thanks for your visit to my blog and thanks for writing yours.

  4. I agree with you on the fact that the youths should take more active parts in politics. Like I discussed in my article “Youths and Political Thuggery in Nigeria”, there should be a change in the use of youths in politics. They have a vital role and should be given the chance. Thank you for such an enlightening writeup!

  5. Larry Murray says:

    Young people are essential to change, especially in the realm of politics. Your take on the importance of connecting and committing is a big help. Becoming more aware is a first step, but real progress requires a long term commitment. In governing, there is hardly any instant gratification available. Change is hard. Very hard. Keep hammering away, we need all the help we can get.

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  8. sallysuccess says:

    The simple fact that the youths of today are the leaders of tomorrow should warrant their involvement in politics. via that, they get to lay their foundation for future success

  9. Nabin Shrestha says:

    Nice campaigh

  10. Political involvement (in different forms) should start young. Policies set by politicians don’t impact just adults.

  11. vinoth says:

    hi you are writing article about others and why don’t you join the politics.

  12. Tinu says:

    Its good to have such views but correspondingly when i think of youth strong temperate personalities strikes me.I know youth is classified on behaviors but do the time period is right enough to indulge in politics,specially now when people present there knew well to use u in every possible way for the sake of benefit. Hw far politics is safe for young spirits???

  13. […] by the political leaders, we would tell them how we felt about the ongoing events. For example “Partaking in social organizations, such as Youth Parliament, is a prime opportunity for a you…This is a great example of how we could take something from another country and add it to our own. […]

  14. Anonymous says:

    Nothing informative

  15. Anonymous says:

    Its a wonderful opportunity to deliberate on this all important issue. Before we talk about the solution we must identify the cause. And there is only one cause……. LACK OF CAPACITY.

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