A Solution for The Broken Generation


Teenagers, male and female, need relief from peer and social media pressure, which is responsible for the majority of the growing mental illness in the young. They also need lessons on respect and discipline which many parents have been unable to instill. Many teenagers still leave school without the skills that prepare them for real day to day life and often without a useful skill to get a real trade. To resolve this and to fix the broken generation we will bring in ‘Civilian Service’ for a period of one year, to start two weeks after finishing school in their 16th year or if they take A’ Levels, two weeks after finishing school in their 18 th year. There will be no exceptions to this rule, except where there are significant medical reasons. Passports will expire on people’s fifteenth Birthday and after their Civilian Service they will receive a new full passport. Civilian Service will be required before a British citizen can get a National Insurance number. Civilian Service is for everybody who are registered as a British Citizen and will be similar to the old Military Service introduced after the war. Where people become a British Citizen at a later age (up to retirement age), they will also be required to do one year of Civilian Service.However, this service will not only be military related it will support youth in achieving basic skills for living in society, as well as helping find and identify a career or which University they wish to attend. It will endeavour to broaden the mind of the youth and show what it means to be British. The key objectives of Civilian Service will be as follows:

•Learn how to use arms and how to defend yourself so that we have reserve armed forces in case the UK experience any major war or conflict.

•Identify a skill where they would support armed services in times of conflict

•Learn respect and discipline through how we train our current armed forces

•Understand group dynamics and how to work in a team with fellow colleagues

•Learn survival skills both in the wild and in society

•Learn how to identify and defend against terrorism

•Receive pastoral and mental health services and guidance

•Learn their rights as an individual and how to protect and maintain the British culture and way of life

•Learn nutrition and individual health care

•Be competent in English, Maths and our political and financial systems

•Understand digital security and the technology and risks of the online world

•Learn basic DIY skills and will help construction projects on the Civilian Service bases they are located at.

•Understand key concepts such as climate change, time and space, global political systems and governments and emerging technologies such as A I

•Understand career options and further education options

•Learn how to drive and potentially HGV training (for over 18’s)

Through lessons learnt and input from experts in their field these objectives will change and evolve. Civilian Service will be full-time and intense, however at the end each person would achieve the following:

oAbility to defend yourself or defend Britain in time of war
oAn ability to support and respect colleagues in work, social, online or educational environments
oHave a good understanding of one’s strengths or skills
oHave good understanding of a career they want to explore
oBe competent in basic skills such as English and Maths and our social systems
oHave their own digital certificate for their online presence
oNational Insurance number and passport
oDriving license and potentially HGV license
oHave confidence in their image and abilities
oA strong CV in the skills they have learnt in the Civilian service
oKnow how to deal with mental illness
oA person with a healthy body and healthy mind.
This Civilian service will be followed up each year for the first 5 years with a long weekend of personal reassessment.This whole exercise will be carried out at 5 or 6 Military bases in the UK that have been upgraded to address all the non-military related curriculum.The fine details will be defined by a dedicated work group. It is expected that this programme will take 2 years to define and 2 years to deploy.