U-REPORTERS IN JAMAICA
TOTAL # OF U-REPORTERS
4 MOST ACTIVE REGIONS
Kingston and St. Andrew Corporation, Saint Catherine, Saint James, Clarendon
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WHAT U-REPORTERS ARE SAYING
Surviving teen pregnancy and the death of my child
Oct. 30, 2018Read full story →
U-Report Jamaica goes live!
May 29, 2018Read full story →
Do you think enough is being done to make schools safer places to learn?
21% Response Rate | Nov. 21, 2018
Give each student a mentor. Allow the kids to bond with that person over the 5 years of high school. That person would be there for the child academically and to give support. In a nutshell kids gravitate towards young working adults aged 18-28 years-old.
Go in the homes and the communities and educate the residents about violence and how them being violent in the community and at home had a bad influence on their children. Because their children are looking up to them.
Sessions every week with students and teach them how to resolve problems. The positive former convicts that are focusing on greatness and how to help others, can attend the sessions and talk to them. It should not reach the stage of expelling a child.
Do you want to share your views?
21% Response Rate | Nov. 12, 2018
At a tender age I was raped by an older cousin. I still relive the pain now in my adult years it's not something I think I will ever get over. I think it's important even for parents to educate their children as it relates to sexual health.
I was an adult according to Jamaican law when I had my first encounter. I protected myself because men will tell you that they are 'OK', but they are not, hence my reason for using protection. I was educated by my peers and guidance counsellor ...
I don't take chances, because I am aware of the many STIs in Jamaica and the world at large. I only have one sexual partner and we do checkups from time to time and we use condom all the time.
Want to participate
22% Response Rate | Oct. 26, 2018
Along with improved sex education and access to contraceptives other than condoms, we need to pay more attention to our youths struggling financially. Based on recent cases it's evident that teenage girls get pregnant by men who are older.
Oftentimes young girls lack love at home & go out searching for it. They usually find someone who promise to be everything they are looking for. That sense of security has them doing just about anything for the individual without thinking of consequences.
I am 23 years old and I got pregnant when I was 17 with twins – two girls and I had my babies even though time is hard and am not working now. I still would have carried the pregnancy. I don't believe in abortion.