The most common reason for teens to engage in sexting was to give someone a “present” or in an attempt to establish…
When laws hold adults responsible when kids drink on their property, kids are less likely to spend their weekends drinking at parties
Immigrant youth often have two or more cultural identities they are trying to embrace at once, leading them to experience dual stress
Fireball whisky is a hit with college students
77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally or physically
Another Study Finds Teens Still Sexting
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An estimated four million fewer babies were born to teen mothers from 1992 through 2012
And the longer boys felt rejected, the more likely they were to attempt suicide
Sex and violence has become more prevalent in movies aimed at youth
A significant proportion of young people have sent a sexual image of themselves by the time they are 13-15 years old
One in four admitted they thought they were addicted to social media
But there’s still a lot more conversations that need to happen, according to new data
New Canadian study finds that early detection of mental health issues and better exchange of health information can reduce youth suicides
Girls as young as 14 travelling to Syria from the west, to marry Islamist fighters, bear their children and join their communities
Google reveals our embarrassing voice search habits
Teenagers are increasingly wearing yoga pants instead of jeans
The analysis found that 62 percent of the youth caregivers were girls, while 38 percent were boys. Median age was 12
This intervention can help us break that cycle of despair
“Sexting preceeded sexual behavior in many cases,” Temple said.
Sense of invalidation uniquely risky for troubled teens
Are adolescents involved with sexting and related acts just seeking attention?
A New Study Proves Him Right
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The average person spends 4 years looking down at his cell phone
Researchers wanted to know how teens’ perceptions of their peers’ sexual behaviors and attitudes influenced their own decisions about having sex
liberals who rank “empathy” and “curiosity” much higher. Meanwhile, “obedience” is much higher up the list for conservative parents than any other…
Why 25% of Millennials Will Never Get Married
The #1 video platform on the Internet, it’s also the second most used search engine as well as the most viewed social…
Kids concocting deadly drink under parents’ noses
There are 4,000,000 illegal parents in the U.S.
AP said it obtained an audio recording of a confidential meeting held by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement one ICE official said…
How quickly teenagers move from having their first drink to getting drunk for the first time is an important piece of the…
They were also twice as likely to say they had self-harmed within the previous year compared with those who had not been…
“When kids have hard things happen to them, they think it’ll be like that way into the future.”
Majority of self-conscious teens want to improve their chances of fitting in and boosting their confidence by changing their appearance
Good parenting or risky? “As a mom with two teens, I was concerned about not having a window into my child’s digital…
But an increased number of Americans think that religion should play a larger role
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Prescription drug abuse — big problem among adults — is also spreading in schools
Researchers Realize that college students are more than “pro-” or “anti-” marriage. They found students are Enthusiasts, Hesitants or Delayers
Entertainment, Media, Social Media
Colorado Tries Hard To Convince Teens That Pot Is Bad For You
…but marijuana use remained constant with teens
Smartphones have become the staple of everyday life and the on-the-go tool of choice for consumers looking to catch up on emails,…
What are the statistics behind suicide, and how can you tell if you or someone close to you is at risk
How anxiety rules the secret life of teens
Thousands of children aged 10 and under are being treated for depression, stress and anxiety
6 hours a day “It’s really like a therapeutic release. All that social anxiety I felt in school just went away because…..
A study from Rutgers University says the saying has…
They’re also 60% less likely to graduate college and seven times more likely to attempt suicide
Teens taking alcohol cue from parents: National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre study
But Vine, Instagram, and Snapchat are gaining
Ever wonder how social media affects your body and brain? You might be surprised!
by Jim Liebelt
Really, our goal is to create dialogue around these behaviors and help people. We want Tumblr to be a place where we…
59% can confidently use a tablet.
They are extremely “unhappy” over their Happy Meal losses
The 15-year-old, appeared in court charged..He was not accompanied by a parent or any other relative during the hearing
A mob of black teens swarmed a Kroger grocery store in Memphis, Tennessee and proceeded to beat two store employees and one…
“If that’s the case, the Great Recession may produce a cohort of less self-focused young adults,”
Currently, 70% of Africans are under the age of 30. By 2040, 50% of the world’s youth will be African, most of…
Over 2.6 million single fathers in the US and they reported in 2012 there were over 2 million stay-at-home dads
Puberty may biologically wire teens to stay up late and wake up late—which means that forcing them to bed earlier won’t do…
Teenagers in Britain shows that many think porn leads to unrealistic or damaging views about sex
Rutgers University has found that social media doesn’t encourage discussion on controversial subjects. It may, in fact, cause people to stay quiet
Here are the latest stats about our teens use their phones, from dawn till dusk
In 2012, just over 10 percent of high school seniors said they had smoked pot before driving at least once in the…
I thought it would be fun to think of a few cultural touchstones related to the incoming high school freshman
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Teens are seeking cheaper clothes with no logos that they can use to assemble their own unique outfits
Black children with fathers without a high school diploma, 50% parental incarceration by 14, compared to 7% of white children
Teens typically need around nine-and-one-quarter hours of sleep a night, according to the National Sleep Foundation
…is not safe and may result in addiction and neurocognitive damage, especially in youth
Children and teenagers spend more than seven and a half hours a day using smartphones, computers, televisions and other electronic screens
Books: The Bestsellers Americans Are (and Aren’t) Reading
A Growing Number of Teens Are Caught In Their Grip
Selling is not just a way of for teens to monetize their social networks; it’s also a way to finally make money…
Why inspiring your consumers to volunteer may be the best thing your brand ever does
Gen Z includes those born after 1995 (some say 2000s), which accounts for 2 billion people worldwide
Sales say it all…nearly one-third (32%) of lip product users ages 18-24 are looking for intense lip colors
These numbers underscore the direction that media consumption is headed in — and it’s a digital one
Online victimization has offline consequences…negative effects for students, including fear of victimization
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