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The Silent Tragedy Affecting Today’s Children

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How to raise mentally healthy children in today’s environment

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Video Game Addiction Is A Mental Health Disorder

on June 19, 2018 by

The World Health Organization thinks so – but some mental health experts strongly disagree

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More Teens Than Ever Would Try Marijuana

on June 17, 2018 by

One in four U.S. high school seniors would try marijuana or use it more often if it was legal, and that rate,…

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People Will Spend More Time Online Than Watching TV

on June 17, 2018 by

Next year, people around the world will spend more time online than they do watching TV, according to new data from measurement…

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For Teens, More Screen Time Tied To Less Sleep

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Greater amounts of daily screen time are associated with more insomnia symptoms and shorter sleep duration among adolescents.

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Millennials Reveal Their Top 100 Favorite Brands

on June 14, 2018 by

However, the generation’s favorite brands may not be what you’d guess.

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Flashback: Teens On Edge

on June 12, 2018 by

The Causes of Growing Anxiety in Today’s Kids

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Is Gen Z The Most Success-Oriented Generation?

on June 12, 2018 by

Personal achievement, whether educational or professional (43%), and hobbies and pastimes (42%) are the things most central to Gen Z’s identity.

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Study: Depression Striking More Young People Than Ever

on June 12, 2018 by

There’s been a sharp spike in cases of major depression among teens and millennials

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Selfies And Teenage Body Image

on June 12, 2018 by

Teens who were more invested in their selfies, spending more time choosing a photo or editing it, were more dissatisfied with their…

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Europe’s Christians Are As Religious As America’s ‘Nones’

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Only 13 percent of American nones say religion is “very important” in their lives; only 14 percent of Western European Christians say…

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Gaming Report

on June 4, 2018 by

For the ninth year in a row, Nielsen has conducted extensive research into how Americans feel about—and consume—gaming.

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Pot Replacing Tobacco, Booze As Teens’ Drug Of Choice

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In an analysis of nationwide surveys from between 20014 and 2014, researchers have found that pot is increasingly replacing cigarettes and alcohol…

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Kids In High-Risk Situations More Likely To Become Violent Adults

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Experiencing physical or sexual abuse, migration, cannabis consumption, or problematic alcohol use as a child or teen leads to a higher risk…

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Barna: What The UK Doesnt Know About The Church

on May 31, 2018 by

Much to celebrate about the work of the Church in the UK. But how are churches perceived by non-churchgoers?

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Uber For Kids?

on May 29, 2018 by

New ride-sharing service looks to after-school market

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Teens Exposed To More Junk Food Ads Eat More Junk Food

on May 29, 2018 by

The largest study of its kind found teens who were exposed to more junk food advertising consumed more unhealthy foods every week.

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Teen Night Owls More Prone To Behavioral Problems

on May 29, 2018 by

Adolescents who are naturally inclined to stay up late at night are more likely to suffer from insomnia as well as behavioral…

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Are Smartphones Causing More Teen Suicides?

on May 25, 2018 by

Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the norm

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Social Media Stars More Influential Than Celebrities

on May 25, 2018 by

More than one third (34%) of kids aged 6-17 consider social media stars* to be among their top role models, outranking the…

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Teens Are Choosing Marijuana As Their First Substance

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Youth aged 12-21 dramatically increased first-time consumption of marijuana a over alcohol and tobacco.

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Why Teens Are Exhausted And Burnt Out

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“And we wonder why our young adults are currently being diagnosed with depression and anxiety at staggering and unheard-of rates.”

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Misuse Of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Drugs

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There were 156,365 calls to poison control centers for people under 20 who were improperly exposed to ADHD medication

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Men (15-29) May Be More Selfless Than Older Generations

on May 21, 2018 by

A recent study asked 630 Canadian men ages 15 to 29 to identify the values they thought all guys should embody

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The world’s most popular iPhone app

on May 20, 2018 by

The Chinese mini-music-video social network Douyin was the most downloaded iOS app in the first quarter of 2018

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Too Many Extracurricular Activities For Kids May Do Harm

on May 19, 2018 by

Parents should be mindful of how much time their children are spending in extracurricular activitie

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More U.S. Parents Smoking Pot Around Kids

on May 19, 2018 by

Progress made in limiting kids’ exposure to secondhand smoke could be undermined by the increasing popularity of smoking marijuana among parent

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U.K: Men Impotence Epidemic And Erectile Dysfunction

on May 16, 2018 by

Nearly half (43%) of men aged 18-60 across the UK are suffering impotence, stress(49%), anxiety (29%) boozing (26%).

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‘Indoor Generation’

on May 15, 2018 by

‘Indoor generation’: A quarter of Americans spend all day inside, survey finds

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Why Teenagers Should Understand Their Own Brains

on May 15, 2018 by

And Why Their Teachers Should Too!

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How To Get Your Kids Off Their Screens

on May 15, 2018 by

Excessive screen time has been linked to obesity, disturbed sleep, behavioral issues, poor social skills, and less play time (which in itself…

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Why Kids And Teens May Face More Anxiety These Days

on May 14, 2018 by

With (social media), it’s all about the self-image — who’s ‘liking’ them, who’s watching them, who clicked on their picture

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Teens, Parents Aren’t On Same Page With The Sex Talk

on May 13, 2018 by

When it comes to having “the talk,” many teens admit they’re not communicating with their parents or their doctors about sex, new…

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Benefits Of Nurturing Parenting

on May 13, 2018 by

Nurturing parents pass along strategies that help their children build and maintain positive relationships in adulthood.

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Poorer Cognition….Soccer Ball vs Collisions

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Poorer Cognition May Stem More from Heading Soccer Ball, Not Collisions

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More Unmarried Parents Living As Couples

on May 9, 2018 by

More than a third (35 percent) of unmarried parents in 2017 were living with a partner, a dramatic increase from 20 percent…

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May The Force (Of God) Be With You

on May 7, 2018 by

The theology of many Americans—and some evangelicals—belongs in a galaxy far, far away. They see God more as a force—like what is…

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Big Decline In Births To Girls Under 15

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There’s been a steep decline over the past two decades in births to American girls under the age of 15

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Youth Tackle Football Linked To Cognitive Symptoms

on May 5, 2018 by

Starting to play tackle football before age 12 could lead to earlier onset of cognitive and emotional symptoms among athletes who were…

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Boy Scouts Overrun By Sex & Gender Revolutionaries

on May 3, 2018 by

But somewhere along the way – They lost their moral compass and…I don’t think there’s a merit badge for that.

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Drinking In Adolescence Derails Brain Development

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“When we did this study, we saw that children as young as 12 sometimes start drinking.”

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13 And Depressed: Why Young Teen Girls Are At Risk

on May 2, 2018 by

Why girls are more at risk for depression than boys and how to help them cope.

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Young Americans Are The Loneliest

on May 1, 2018 by

A new study finds that young people are reporting loneliness in increasing numbers and at a rate outpacing that of their elderly…

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Rejecting ‘Mommy’ And ‘Daddy

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LGBT parents assume new names

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Self-Harm And Show Suicidal Behaviors

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Cyberbullying Victims May Be Twice as Likely to Self-Harm and Show Suicidal Behaviors

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Teens Don’t Know Juul Contains Addictive Nicotine

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Many young Americans don’t realize that the wildly popular Juul e-cigarettes contain highly addictive nicotine, putting them at risk for future cigarette…

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College Drinking Culture

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College Drinking Culture In Spain, Argentina, And The USA: An Examination Of Impulsivity, College Alcohol Beliefs, And Alcohol Outcomes

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More Young Adults Living With Their Parents In 75 Years

on April 22, 2018 by

According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 33% of 25-29 year olds lived with their parents or grandparents in…

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Over 80% Of Teenagers Prefer iPhone To Android

on April 22, 2018 by

Eighty-two percent of teens of teens currently own an iPhone, according to Piper Jaffray’s “Teens Survey,” which questions thousands of kids across…

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Teens Are Using ‘Fortnite’ To Ask Out Prom Dates

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This dude asked his girl to prom on fortnite… idk if I’m impressed or disappointed

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Transgender Youth At Higher Risk Of Mental Disorders

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New research finds that transgender and gender-nonconforming youth are diagnosed with mental health conditions much more frequently than young people who identify…

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Smartphone Use Tied To Anxiety, Loneliness, Depression

on April 18, 2018 by

Overuse of smart phones is just like any other type of substance abuse.

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Over 3,300 Android Apps Improperly Tracking Kids

on April 18, 2018 by

They may be violating a US law protecting kids’ privacy

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Sex Traffickers Are Using Social Media To Target Children

on April 16, 2018 by

Making it easier than ever for pimps to target, groom and sell your children, top law-enforcement officials say

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Inside New York’s Silent Sex Trafficking Epidemic

on April 16, 2018 by

Taking kids who are in need of help, preying upon that need, developing a relationship and then turning against them and turning…

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What’s Hot

on April 16, 2018 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies.

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10 Apps Teens Are Using That Parents Need To Know

on April 10, 2018 by

Burn Book — Post anonymous rumors about people through audio messages, tests, and photos

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Flashback: Porn And 10 Year Olds

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One In 10 Visitors To Graphic Porn Sites Are Under 10 Years Old

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Kids, Smartphone Addiction…Infographic

on April 8, 2018 by

According to a January 2018 poll of parents, 47% think their children are addicted to their smartphone device

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Childhood Friendships Tied To Physical Benefits As Adults

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Boys who spend more time with friends tend to have lower blood pressure and lower BMI as men

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Cutting, Self-Harm Greatly Raise Suicide Risk For Teens

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Teenagers  diagnosed with a “self-harm” injury, the risk of suicide in the next year was nearly 27 times higher than the U.S

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uK: Children In School Uniforms Arrive With Stab Wounds

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In  a decade London hospitals have gone from treating men in their twenties for knife and gun wounds to children still in their…

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Flashback: Facebook ‘No Place’ For Young Children

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More than 100 child health experts are urging Facebook to withdraw an app aimed at under-13s

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Teens Sexting Not What You Think

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Sorry New York Times, sexting is NOT normal for teens, and should not be celebrated

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Parental Conflict Can Cause Emotional Damage to Kids

on March 31, 2018 by

Children who regularly witness parental conflict may be sustaining lasting harm to their emotional processing abilities.

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Smoking Tied To Higher Risk Of Psychosis In Youth

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A young person smoking at least 10 cigarettes a day increases the risk of psychosis when compared to non-smoking young people.

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Pressures For Perfection Pt1. Suicide

on March 30, 2018 by

What is known is that smart, successful, gifted teens are committing suicide in increasing numbers

Less than two months ago, 16-year-old Patrick Turner -- ÒPattyÓ to his family -- took his life in centerfield in a nearby park. (Courtesy of the Turner Family)


Pressures For Perfection Pt 2. Suicide

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This 16-year-old’s suicide letters are a cry for help and a national call for change

Dr. Courtney Harkins, a clinical supervisor at Jserra Catholic High gives a presentation to Jserra students about suicide, depression, how to recognize the symptoms and what to do about it in San Juan Capistrano on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (Photo by Leonard Ortiz, Orange County Register/SCNG)


Pressures For Perfection Pt 3

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Internet a ‘Lord of the Flies’: Teen suicide rise started after Instagram, Snapchat began

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The Scary Truth About What’s Hurting Our Kids

on March 29, 2018 by

The increase in depression and suicide rate correlates to the iPhones being released.

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Utah Passes America’s First ‘Free-Range Parenting’ Bill

on March 27, 2018 by

We are refusing to let them learn the lessons of self-reliance and problem-solving that they will need to be successful as adults.

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One Key Trait All Great Parents Have In Common

on March 26, 2018 by

Patience is Christian parents’ greatest need. Here are six areas of parenting where I’ve learned (and am learning) to exercise patience.

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Teen Suicide Is Soaring

on March 25, 2018 by

Although black kids kill themselves less often than white youth do, the rate of increase was higher — 77%.

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Kindergarten Kids Start Caring About Their Reputations

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Long before kids are old enough to start collecting “likes” on social media, they do appear to care what others think about…

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Gen-Z Relieved to Escape Their Smartphones For…..

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Gen Z are relieved when placed in a situation where they are unable to access their smartphones for several weeks

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Social Media At 10 Reduce Wellbeing of Adolescent Girls

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Increased time spent on social media at age 10 and reduced wellbeing in later adolescence—but only among girls.

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1 In 3 Young Adults Ride With Impaired Drivers

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one-third of young adults report having been in a vehicle with a driver impaired by alcohol or drugs, a new study finds.

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Book: Wired Child: Reclaiming Childhood In A Digital Age

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A practical guide to building your child’s bond with family and fostering school success amid the allure of digital screens

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The Tech Industry’s War On Kids

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How psychology is being used as a weapon against children

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Here Is What Happens The Moment You Stop Smoking

on March 22, 2018 by

70% of smokers actually want to quit but don’t

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The Impact Of Smartphones On Teens

on March 20, 2018 by

The impact of cell phones is dependent upon many variables, including the vulnerability of the teen

 

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Daughters More Influenced By Generous Parents’

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Daughters are more likely to carry on a family tradition of philanthropic giving than sons, a recent Indiana

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Study Debunks…Teen Suicide Risk From Popular Flu Drug

on March 18, 2018 by

Tamiflu — does not cause an increased risk of suicide in pediatric patients

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Parent’s Guide To Social Media Use For Kids

on March 15, 2018 by

Children’s health experts warned that excessive use of digital devices and social media “is harmful to children and teens.”

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Elderly Are Projected To Outnumber Children…

on March 14, 2018 by

Census Bureau predicts milestone will be hit within 17 years

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Sports, Not Video Games Boost Teen Driving Skills

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New drivers who had played any type of organized sport had better driving skills than those who had not been sports participants.

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Social Media Friends Can Bruise Your Body Image

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Seeing too many social media posts from friends about their fitness activity can harm your body image, a new study contends.

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Impact Of Smartphones On Teens

on March 11, 2018 by

The impact of cell phones is dependent upon many variables, including the vulnerability of the teen.

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60 Seconds Snapshot Online Activity

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The wealth of interactions that were processed in 60 seconds on average in 2017

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Teens Fake Accounts Relieve The Pressure Of Perfection

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How teens use fake Instagram accounts to relieve the pressure of perfection

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Gaming Disorder As Mental Health Condition In 2018

on March 9, 2018 by

“persistent or recurrent” behavior pattern of “sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important…

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US Study: Letting kids taste alcohol is a risky behavior

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Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use…

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U.S. Teens Are Rejecting ‘Boy’ or ‘Girl’ Gender Identities

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More teenagers are identifying themselves with nontraditional gender labels such as transgender or gender-fluid

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5 Apps That Should Terrify Every Parent

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If you see these on your teen’s phone, it’s time for a talk.

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Sexting increasing among teenagers, new research finds

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Almost 27 percent of teens are receiving sexts and almost 15 percent are sending them

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Start Talking To Your Tweens About The Risks Of Porn

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Teenagers are viewing far more pornography than their parents realize. And the porn they’re watching is much more “hardcore”

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Devastating Effects Social Media Is Having On GenZ

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Generation Z is more emotionally affected by the perils of social media than other generations who are also online

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UK: Responsible Drinking By Earlier Drinking Backfires

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When parents supply the drinks, teens are more than twice as likely to binge-drink or show symptoms of alcohol use disorder as…

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UK: Self-harm Among Teenage Girls Up 68% In 3 Years

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Those who self-harmed at much greater risk of suicide than those who did not

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The Truth About Teen Eating Disorders

on February 26, 2018 by

Diagnoses of eating disorders, specifically anorexia nervosa, carry the highest death rate of all mental health disorders.