National Survey on Drug Use and Health: A survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states
So before we sacrifice this constitutionally protected right at the altar of gender identity politics, let us consider the consequences
What is needed to bridge that gap between the youth and the church?
1 in 5 students graduating this year who carry debt used student loans to pay for expenses like vacations, dining out, and…
A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies.
Habitual and prolonged use of social media is linked to a greater risk of younger adults developing eating and body image concerns,
looking for a summertime fun night the youth would definitely remember
His quest to set a Guinness World Record began seven months ago, with American Ninja Warrior and his father’s cancer diagnosis
The best way to fight against stagnant student ministry it to create anticipation.
4 Bigger Repercussions Of The Bathroom Decree
WE progressives believe in diversity…so long as they aren’t conservatives (or evangelical Christians)
Obama administration will send a letter to every public school district telling them to allow transgender students to use bathrooms/locker rooms
…Pushes ‘Gender Fluid’ Society
CDC: Most reported chlamydia and gonorrhea infections occur in people between the ages of 15 and 24 years old
Essential Tools to Prepare You for the Road Ahead
“We would hope that our young girls understand that there are other ways to be popular,”
Teenagers were less likely to become as emotionally affected by these sorts of stressors if they had a friend with them after…
What happens in Vegas sprays in Vegas
High school senior charged with exposing himself in yearbook photo says he was dared
Imagine the culture shock of a child who has been in church all of his life but has never been in the…
You may have wisdom to offer, but it will miss the mark without a rich combination of context and empathy
Having lots of friends is a better painkiller than morphine
Of all the ways a divorce negatively impacts a child’s life, the impact on their religious life may be the most detrimental…
New Research Reveals 10 Trends
..continued to livestream the rape of her teenage friend on Periscope because she ‘got caught up on the likes’ the video was…
Millennials are leaving the church. Nearly 6 in 10 (59%) young people who grow up in Christian churches end up walking away
Some experts say Kim Kardashian, Emily Ratajkowski sending wrong message
Teen tobacco use hasn’t declined at all since 2011 — and it looks like the rising popularity of e-cigarettes is to blame
A Look Inside the Top 10 Songs
by Walt Mueller
Selfie Age, We see images of ourselves constantly on social media, we’re much more aware of how our lips look
High School Principal Warns Parents About Risky ‘Squirt Gun Assassin’ Game
CA Teacher, Coach Fired for … Giving Fruit to Students?!
“…turn off the phone, don’t ruin the movie, they hear please cut off your left arm above the elbow,”
Fatigue increased the risk of shoulder and elbow injury
25% of teens respond to at least one text while driving, every single time
I wouldn’t be an architect without Legos, and I likely wouldn’t be as creative without a fun and silly outlet like Legos
Treating your child with junk food when they behave ‘can lead to emotional binge eating and weight gain’
Just a Few Hours Later, Her Nightmare Started
Most millennials probably can’t remember a world without social media…
Including video, audio, stickers, and GIFs and allows users to move more seamlessly between the different types of communication
Outrage after teen takes smiling selfie with car involved in fatal accident
Almost 400 children under the age of 18 have reportedly been convicted of murder in Britain over the past two decades
Quiz riles Florida parents
“iu students be careful, there’s someone walking around in kkk gear with a whip”
Sex Expert: “There Is No Such Thing As Casual Sex”
by Jen Bradbury
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. it empties today of its strength. Corrir ten Boom
10 Tips for Starting a Sticky Faith Youth Ministry from Scratch
Tense Scene Unfolds When Black Woman Accuses White Student of Cultural Appropriation for Dreadlocks
Fight for freedom of association could have eliminated collective bargaining
God’s Word tells us that peace will come, and that Christ offers it freely to all through believing in his death on…
Depression impacts lots of teenagers but I’m left to wonder how well many of us are equipped to notice the symptoms..
This time of year is notorious for producing burnout among American youth workers
Snapchat users are about to have a more personalized experience, including customized comical avatars
“When the blast occurred, the flames were so high they reached above the trees and I saw bodies flying in the air,”
How to respond when a child discloses a shocker
Why talk for 25 minutes when you can say it in 5?
by Jonathan McKee
Seriously, when was the last time you were honest… I couldn’t remember
Without evaluation you will never reach your destination
Strategic thinking gets results
By Walt Mueller
During his six years as a slave he converted to Christianity and earned a reputation as a fervent evangelist
In other words, I had become one of those parents…
by Josh Griffin
Social media offers an alternate view of who we are as individuals
by Andy Blanks
By Paul Turner
Trust what these leaders say about good leadership. They are experts on the topic
Digital piracy is pretty much anything that people feel is unfairly priced… even academic papers
This project is about taking back the radically queer roots of the neighborhood. With art and literature..interventions
The responses being shared pertain to those kids who specifically indicated that they don’t talk openly with their parents
Commuter students pose a difficult challenge to many college ministries. They are there one minute, and then they are not
by Justin Knowles
Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers
A Story Of ‘Secret Lives’ And Misogyny
‘Suicide Seeds’ Purchased Online for $5: ‘I Watched My Kid Die,’ Says Mom
The girl wanted to get back at the teacher, according to the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office
Discipleship process shies away from a missional movement to a game-filled information download session
Left the police and courts wrestling with how to treat a newly popular idiom many still dimly grasp
A practice that she said halted when she made her way to Tinseltown.
Nielsen looks at the growth in Hip Hop, top songs, and who is listening
More Widespread Than Teens Understand
Commonly made mistakes when you’re new or old. Most of these are mistakes of “omission” rather than “commission.”
Wedding Put on by the Community
Reading anything serious has become a chore, like doing the laundry or prepping a meal for a kid brother
We’ve actually had them (BLM) on video walking the streets of New York City calling for the death of police officers
The Youth Culture Report is one of the best sources of trend spotting on the Internet. It’s a daily source of content for me
The Youth Culture Report is an invaluable resource for any one who works with students. I highly recommend the site.
This is an app every student pastor needs to have on their iPhone.
I use it all the time!
My number one resource for youth culture.
Here’s a great youth ministry and preaching resource.
The Youth Culture Report is a collection of links to news stories youth workers should be aware of.