A fascinating video that offers insights into the workings of the teen brain
Our society is running a large-scale experiment with real children in the real world… the impact?
More than 2,800 teens die in car crashes every year
“What we’re seeing is changes in people’s core brain regions that you never, ever want to fool around with,”
Not attending church: “I find God elsewhere” or “Church is not relevant to me personally”
Television viewing and sleeping in a room with a television decrease total sleep time
10 members of Congress have released a report that shows a sharp increase in the marketing to teenagers
In November Cuccinelli won 45% of 18-24-year-old vote, Democrat Terry McAuliffe pulled 39%
Obama the Republicans’ best friend when it comes to educating (them) of the Democrats’ economic policies
…really removing these things from a child’s exposure is the best thing to do
by Scot McKnight
by Jim Liebelt
it’s clear that the music adolescents are listening to does have some impact on their drinking habits
Barna: Where does the Bible currently stand in American culture?
Teens could be damaging brain structures critical to memory and reasoning
A closer look at Millennials and what parenthood means for them right now
Stress response may help teens avoid car accidents
Too many people have been burned by the judgmentalism of perpetually self-righteous Christians
Study Finds No Benefit to Kids When Parents Help with Homework
Nearly 20% of all American boys will be diagnosed with ADHD, by the time they reach high school
Pornhub, was visited by 112,000 boys in the UK aged between 12 and 17
Infants who do not form strong bonds with their parents are more likely to be aggressive, defiant, and hyperactive as adults
No surprise here that teens love…
Social media landscape is rapidly changing, with platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat
Kids’ Misuse of Certain Apps Puts Them at Unnecessary Risk
The issue we are facing in the UK – where the context is very similar to Australia – is whether Christianity can…
The Youth Culture Report
11 Facts About Homeless Teens In The U.S.
Homeless Facts & Stats In Canada
Mobs of black teens terrorize downtown Louisville
I finally realised I was never going to take a picture that made the craving go away and that was when I…
We’ve created this culture where you’re constantly comparing yourself to other people, or images you see in the media or in the…
“Parents should be involved with monitoring the media that their children are watching,”
When teens ride with people who have been drinking, this normalizes and socializes the behavior
Half of teens who say they never text while driving admitted to texting at red lights or stop signs
58% of doctors surveyed said they’d seen an increase number of patients under 30 requesting plastic surgery
how far we’ve come…Where will we be in 20 years?
by Rachel Blom
When they were younger, fame carried more weight, and as they have aged it has become less appealing
Swimsuit models with chunks of their thighs, buttocks and arms missing appeared on Target’s website
Barna: Three Digital Life Trends for 2014
Victims of bullying…2.5 times as likely to try to kill themselves
73% of the adults used their phone at least once during each meal
Jaded Children, Callow Adults
Surveyed over 6,200 kids aged 9-14 across 32 countries–one of the largest studies of its kind
When our identity gets tied up in success, we begin to fear failure or the loss of that status
A lot of businesses are successful for reasons they don’t quite grasp
Teenagers 86.4 of every 1,000 pregnancies in the Bronx — and nearly 1,800 babies in 2012
..nicotine, creating a well-worn pattern of craving and satisfaction that’s difficult to break
Geneticists think they may have an explanation for why autism is more likely to strike boys
Developing (ADHD) psychosis, bipolar disorder, suicide attempts, substance abuse and failing grades in school
…it’s the hipster ‘look’ guys want
Those continually picked on from fifth grade to 10th grade had the lowest scores..
Stronger father-son relationships curtail youth delinquency
Surveyed 11- to 17-year-olds about their substance use during the prior three months.
What happen when the traditional teenage quest for identity and connection occurs online?
Lake Superior State University Banished Words List dates back to Dec. 31, 1975
Does Anything On TV Represent Their Generation?
High cortisol levels and mild depression symptoms were up to 14 times more likely to suffer depression
those who played..for three hours or longer each day were detached from the outside world
During the school year teens may be even more stressed out than adults
The symptoms may include dry, red and irritated eyes, fatigue, eye strain, blurry vision, problems focusing, headaches, neck and shoulder pain
Younger Christians describe themselves as far more tempted by alcohol abuse (28%) than predecessors
3 out of 4 children drinking caffeine every day
In a broader context, family time or the lack of it can shape society
Adolescent girls with a major mental health disorder are three times more likely to get pregnant than those without a mental illness
Thousands of children aged 10 and under are being treated for depression, stress and anxiety
UK: 54% of individuals who ended a relationship in the last two years said social media played a role
“It cost my son his life because of a dare and I don’t want to see anybody else in the same situation,”
“We see that adolescents are at a very vulnerable stage neurodevelopmentally,”
78 percent of American teens have a cellphone…so what commands their time?
In 69 studies of more than 15,000 children..
teens may be cheap to find on Facebook..but they generate least revenue-per-click in return
Lets bring fathers into the home.. benefits of marriage..reducing the penalties against marriage
“among those with four-year college degrees, the share rose from 3 percent to 7 percent.”
2013 In Review
Teens Go to Great Length for a High
Millennials trust institutions more than older Gen does….excpet for the Church!
“The good news is that many of these problems do resolve,”
Our study suggests that being the first girl in the class to need a bra, for example,prompts..
American Bible Society: Chattanooga, Tenn., ranks No. 1. Providence, Rhode Island ranks last
Sexually active at 14..get pregnant have a significantly higher chance of having an abortion
“a political act, to tell society we belong to it, that we’re not on the margins of it.”
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.