I recently came across this useful website aimed at 16-18's thinking of joining the armed services. It contains some helpful information and questions that may be really useful for the young people (or for youth workers working with them) to help them more realistically evaluate if this is a good step for them.
As the web site points out, the UK are unusual allowing 16 year olds to join up. Helping them to have the tools to fully assess the implication is therefore vital.
Before You Sign Up