15 Nov 2022

The teenagers ‘mentally imprisoned’ by violence

More than half of young people aged 13 to 17 have seen real life, community violence on social media in the past 12 months – including fighting, threats and sexual assaults.

A landmark report by the Youth Endowment Fund charity also reveals that almost forty per cent have been directly impacted by violence.

Teenagers in Nottingham say they’re feeling mentally imprisoned by these daily realities – and are changing their routines to stay safe.

We followed the city’s so-called ‘Violence Interrupters’ who protect vulnerable young people.

Producer: Vik Patel
Camera: Paul Mackeson
Editor: Sophie Larkin & Saif Aledros