Study: Your Cell Phone Use Could Be Hurting Your Relationships
Over time, teens from intact families that were allowed to drink at home had the lowest levels of alcohol use and problems
With purchases of Vinyl up 52 percent from this time last year, no other format is growing at such a rapid rate
1 in 5 teens will wake up in the middle of the night to check his or her smartphone for updates or…
The deaths are a tragic reminder to travelers that focusing on a phone screen instead of unfamiliar surroundings is not safe
More than half of respondents (54%) reported sexting as minors. However, only 28 percent sent photographic sexts
By Walt Mueller: We fail to see just how much and how quickly things are changing
About 12% of their daily diet is fast food, roughly the same amount kids were eating in the 1990
Teens are notorious for wanting to stay up late and for not wanting to get up early. If your teen is no…
A 2 year CNN ground breaking study of Tweens and Social Media investigates
Researchers are beginning to wonder about any links between girls’ self-esteem and the pics they post online
over 11% of Colorado’s (teens) use pot. 40% increase in drug-related suspensions and expulsions — the vast majority from marijuana.
Marijuana-related traffic deaths increased 32 percent…20% of all traffic deaths were marijuana related
The pressure to be cool, look good, and own the “right stuff” is detrimental to many children and teenagers
One thing stands out…It’s the word unkind. 20% of all teens online are mostly unkind. 26% of all girls are…
“With large families, we think they have social support within the family,”
The majority of respondents accessed the platform at least daily
Pew Research Center
What works and what doesn’t?
More than 8 in 10 respondents felt that using phones in social situations can destroy in-the-flesh conversations
Gaggle’s Student Safety Representatives continue to discover websites and apps that pose potential risks to students
Who is getting enough shut-eye?
The study suggests that women who are rated as less attractive may feel less pressure from straight norms and so are free…
Youth Ministry Unleashed
About 73% of children have some kind of caffeine daily
Non-smartphone-using teens are more likely to keep in touch with their closest friend via social media
While West Virginians are the most devoted
Study, which includes the parents of 939 children, focused on the time spent in nurseries at ages six months, one, two, three…
Aerie’s strategic avoidance of hyper-sexualization appears to be paying off with teen girls as well as their parents
Video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact with friends
Exposure to violent video games was a ‘risk factor’ for increased aggression
America More Post-Christian Than Two Years Ago
Joining a religious group could do more for someone’s “sustained happiness” than other forms of social participation
We need to be familiarizing ourselves with e-cigs, the health risks, and even the ways they are being marketed
Research shows again and again the detrimental effects of porn on various aspects of people’s lives
Unlocking the mystery of the teenage brain
Here are the least religious cities in America, by their “unaffiliated” percentages
Developing a discipleship strategy from cradle to graduation—a NextGen pastor
18- to 34-year-olds are less likely to be living independently of their families and establishing their own households
Regardless of adult exercise, was associated with reduced risk of cancer and all-cause mortality
The scientists had interviewed 184 teens from 13 years, who were studying in the seventh and eighth grades, right upto age 23
Parents assume their young kids are happy and their teenagers are sad. They’re wrong.
A study of more than 16,000 Boston-area high school students
Children with low levels of literacy are significantly less likely to achieve academically than those with better-educated parents
“The situation can dramatically differ for children who use cells phone in childhood, when their biology much more sensitive to hazardous factors,…
Birds of a Feather Flock Together & Stay Together
The annual Health and Social Care Information Centre survey of 6,000 pupils aged 11 to 15
“Boys who start watching porn from their teenage years, get bored very quickly and start watching child porn or videos with violent…
More than 1 in 5 sexually active teen girls have used the morning-after pill..Drop from 1 in 12
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention surveyed roughly 2,000 boys and girls, 15 to 19
5 Things to STOP Doing
….but marijuana use rising
Brazilian funk stars who glorifying crime, drugs and promiscuity followed by millions
“But we must be more effective stewards of all media forms, especially to reach those who have yet to believe,”
Journal of…”most children with gender dysphoria will not remain gender dysphoric after puberty.”
Kids of Helicopter Parents Are Sputtering Out
Main reason also…boys “wanted to copy what they saw in pornography and that ‘it’s tighter’”
Finding physical pain to help relieve emotional distress
Teens from disadvantaged backgrounds benefit from one best friend
Teen employment has fallen in recent decades
Focus group of 24 kids finds they do understand dangers of cigarettes
A Neuroscientist’s Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults
Study: which screened more than 15,000 Americans and interviewed nearly 3,000, radically challenges the previous scientific consensus
local research finds
Parents’ influence on teens’ drinking varies in girls and boys
75% say it lets them feel like a child again
Older parents face an increased risk of having a child with autism, new research shows
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