Charity uses social media to deliver alternative Christmas speech

National UK children’s charity Barnardos used this year’s Christmas day to takeover the MySpace homepage to deliver their crowd sourced ‘Teens’ Speech’.

The Teens’ Speech was an open invitation to British teenagers to address the nation. It gave young people the chance to speak out on a range of profoundly important issues and provide the rest of us with an extraordinary opportunity to see the future through their eyes.

Barnardos travelled up and down the UK filming young people with something to say. They also encouraged young people to get involved online and questioned teens on important issues and providing avenues for debate and dialogue on MySpace, Facebook, Youtube and on The Teens’ Speech blog.

The final compilation was taken from the best of the submissions from teens throughout the UK.

The Teens’ Speech from Barnardo’s on Vimeo.

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