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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 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
by Jim Liebelt
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
Dove: Legacy Video
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…
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