The more religious a teen is, the less likely he or she is to abuse drugs
Adolescence, lack of sleep may be related to high-risk behaviors such as substance abuse, suicidal behaviors and drowsy driving
Sleep and memory go hand-in-hand
College students age 18 to 25 years old have the highest rates of binge drinking episodes
Binge drinking increases the risk of accidents and traumatic injuries. One-third of trauma patients have alcohol in their systems
It’s a virus that is responsible for almost all cases of cervical cancer
The show touches on many of the issues teens’ face – from drinking and the pressure to have sex – to sexual…
Each family dinner adds up to benefits for adolescents
A felony for anyone to participate in a criminal street gang,…or benefit from that activity.
About 70% of marriages that began in the 1990s reached their 15th anniversary
New E-Cigs have a higher voltage and the vapor they produce is a lot stronger in at least one carcinogen than…
Nearly 9% of eighth-graders said they’d used an e-cigarette in the past month
“Being Heard by Your Teenager: Communicating Without Control and Manipulation”
Sadly, suicide shirts aren’t the most offensive clothing items for teens. Here are 5 more examples
Unfortunately, addiction is not the only problem associated with Smartphones
The Effects of Their Sleep-Deprivation Lasts Way Past Lunch
“Our findings suggest that decades of anti-tobacco work have succeeded in convincing adolescents that heavier smoking patterns are dangerous,”
when separated, we experience a lessening of ‘self’ and a negative physiological state
The study included 22 children….more than 6,000 “head impacts” were recorded
It looks at rates of secondhand exposure among more than 350,000 teens from 168 countries using the Global Youth Tobacco Survey
I often wonder if the changing times today are similar to periods in history where cultures were transformed by the tools they…
Here’s What Some Teens Are Using Instead Of Snapchat And Instagram To Share Pictures In Class
Youth unemployment in 2014 was 18.1 percent (18.1 on YMI), with almost six million young people between the ages of 16 and…
The percentage of Americans attending religious services weekly declined by 1.0 percentage point
The percentage of 12th graders reporting current drug use increased by 1.4 percentage points
As Marriage Goes, So Goes the American Dream
Renewing Our Culture
America’s greatest strength is its civil society. And central to this civil society is family and the capacity to provide for one’s…
The work participation rate for work-eligible households receiving aid from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program declined
From 2002 to 2012, the percentage of individuals living in poverty (excluding welfare benefits) increased by 2.9 percentage points.
From 2002 to 2012, the percentage of children born outside of marriage has grown by 6.7 percentage points.
“A lot of kids are doing this somewhat regularly, they’re doing it repeatedly,”
Roughly 2,500 teenagers who died during the span studied, 82 percent were driving cars that were over six years old
The Denver Post
People who attend religious services on a weekly basis are nearly twice as likely to describe themselves as “very happy”
Exodus of young men from relationships with women…college-aged men are using online porn at epidemic levels
In the UK, the Guardian reported last July on the “loneliness epidemic among young adults”
A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies
Students in the two lower grades reported that marijuana is less available than it once was
UAlbany Study Finds Social Media to be Potentially Addictive, Associated with Substance Abuse
Violent Crime Arrests Plummeted
Young people were like “overloaded packhorses”, becoming increasingly burdened by other generations’ debts
Regular teenaged consumers are more likely to binge drink later on, a Concordia study shows
Researchers who tracked web use habits say 44,000 primary school children in the UK accessed adult material
Shocker: New Study Shows High School Boys Are Meaner Than Girls!
Leisure distress is feeling uptight, stressed and anxious during free time
Since these children have fewer opportunities for physical activity and may face other dietary challenges they are left with limited healthy weight…
Evidence has already shown that cyber dating abuse is linked to physical, sexual and psychological abuse
Teenage girls are increasingly wearing yoga pants instead of jeans
You need to address these issues with your child at an early age
They have been studying the online behaviour of children aged 9-16 since 2006…children are now more likely to be exposed to
The potential appeal of ecstasy for people who are dealing with depression or anxiety may be part of the explanation as to…
I hallucinated a lot. It was kind of like I was in a dream or something, like so disassociated. I liked that…
Dr. Max Gomez
How pressures of online life undermine teenage girls’ self-esteem
62 percent of non-Christian Millennials have never even read the Bible
If you think “my teen would never sext,” you might be mistaken.
“Before , your bullies at school stayed at school,” “Now, through social media, they follow you everywhere,”
“I think many parents have a mindset that prescription drugs are much more dangerous than over-the-counter drugs, because they can be purchased…
“Tobacco smoke and marijuana smoke both contain thousands of chemicals, many of which are toxic,”
Researchers found the number of teens who reported drinking at parties on weekends was reduced when they lived in towns with strong…
“Teen Driver” License Plate Stickers in NJ Linked to 3,200 Fewer Teen Car Crashes
Pew said that 39 percent of 16- to 24-year-olds don’t want to work, up from 29 percent in 2000
40% or more of American babies were born to unmarried mothers
“What we traditionally see is people aren’t quitting smoking, they’re just switching from traditional cigarettes. They’re still addicted to nicotine,”
Four adults and two juveniles accused of crashing a birthday party and brutally beating one of the guests…
Teens explain all the terms they use to keep things hidden from parents
They crave positive feedback to help them see how their identity fits into their world
More than 95 percent of teens are online. On average they’re online nearly 11 hours every day, a Kaiser Family Foundation study…
Secret lives of teens
In 2012, an estimated 23.9 million Americans aged 12 or older, had used an illicit drug or abused a psycho-therapeutic medication in…
33% of teenagers say they deal with feeling alone and bullying, but only seven percent of parents say they’re worried about cyberbullying
More than 24 million families with single mothers in US
Fewer Americans getting married, study says
Adolescents whose parents better understand their daily experiences have better psychological adjustment
How Unconditional Love Helps Kids With Setbacks
Teenagers who hurt themselves intentionally are at a higher risk of developing mental health and substance abuse problems later in life
As a Senator, Barack Obama was right—there are serious disadvantages to being raised without a father
Poll: More Young Republicans are excited about the midterm election
Without opportunities to practice self-directed, independent decision making, teens might give in to their friends’ and partners’ decisions
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.