How Teens Can Get More Involved In Politics


I believe that it is so important for teens to be involved in politics. When you aren't old enough to vote it's easy to just sit back and not pay attention to politics, or just take the same views as your parents, but we are ultimately going to be the ones who shape the future of the world so what better time to start than now?
Even if you can't go and officially cast your vote, you can still vote through your influence and opinion. If you hear something that you don't like, speak up about it! It doesn't matter if it's your friend, parents, or even a politician who said it (cough Donald Trump cough), don't be afraid to voice your opinion! Here's a few ways that you can get more involved in politics:

  • The obvious thing to do would be to educate yourself about politics. A few ways I do this is reading Buzzfeed's articles because they aren't too complicated, watching the news, and occasionally flicking through a newspaper when I'm on the train.
  • Use social media to talk to people and express your opinion. I go on Twitter a lot to see what's happening in politics and Twitter's 'moments' feature is really good for that. You can see the main headlines and then a few people's opinions on the matter.
  • Write a blog. Do what I do and post what you can't fit in 140 characters on twitter, in a blog post.
  • Use your actual voice! It's all well and good using social media to make your voice heard, but you can talk to people in real life too! Talk to your friends about politics, talk to your family, and talk to anyone who will listen until you get told to shut up because you're really annoying people.
  • When you've managed to annoy everyone with your political talk, join the youth section of your party. Most parties have a section for members from about 14 years old. I am a member of Young Labour and if you want to join too, you can click here.
  • Support local candidates. Help their campaign by spreading information, contacting people and going door to door.
  • You can also do some of the things that I mentioned in my #whyImarch post which is linked here.
I hope that you got something from this blog post and now you'll go out and take an interest in politics. 
Emily x

4 comments:

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  3. I always try and educate myself on issues because they are never what they seem. Politics is so important so it is very important to involve yourself in it from a young age xx
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