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
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
5 Things to Know About Your Future Hires
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
“To protect children from harm, we believe that nothing takes the place of good parenting,”
Some children aged five or younger know the context of the song lyrics they’re singing….
How our increasingly closed-off lives are poisoning our politics and endangering our health
From the oils of marijuana plants and has a very high concentration of THC. Street names Honeycomb, Butter and Wax
5 ways to raise them to be kind. About 80% of their parents were more concerned with their achievement or happiness than……
Despite findings that may set parents’ teeth on edge, there’s a hefty chunk of good news
It was concluded that the Internet represents a potent sociocultural force among preteenage girls
Niche.com, surveyed 7,000 high school graduates about their social media habits
A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies
Family of teen who died after smoking synthetic pot warns others to stay away from the powerful and unpredictable drug
We’re more likely to lie to our parents about whether we’ve used drugs
This poll proves that millennials have totally incoherent political views
63% of those convicted on a Federal level were Hispanic. Just 11% were black
The Distribution of Religion and Nonreligion in England and Wales.
Teens: (along with 25-34s) have the greatest tendency of all online Australians to multi-task
Why it’s popular and what parents need to know
117% increase in the number of unaccompanied children ages 12 and younger caught at the U.S.-Mexico border
Sleep experts close in on the optimal night’s sleep
Declining employment, marrying at later ages and staying in school…
…0 reflects the coldest, most negative possible rating and 100 the warmest
Oddly researchers found that about 20% of students have received a sext, only five % said they’d sent one
A larger share of young people live in multigenerational arrangements than of Americans 85 and older
That’s not a harsh assessment. It’s just a fair description.
..the collection method was geared to skew the results in favor of same-sex couples.
New parenting study questions politically correct view that kids raised by homosexuals exhibit ‘no differences.’
Young people feel socially supported by having large networks of on-line friends they may never see
Work distracts them from parenting. The lack of part-time jobs for teens = unsupervised time
The one thing that I have done right in the past few years is setting up a texting service
Teens’ Online Behavior Can Get Them in Trouble
Teens with more unstable home environments were found to be more likely to turn to drinking
The truth is, teens overwhelmingly equate tans with attractiveness.”I feel more confident with a tan,”
Study Finds Link Between Alcohol Sponsorship and Hazardous Drinking Among British Athletes
Over 65% of adolescents ages 12-17 who were admitted to treatment had addiction involving marijuana
“Just because it’s in the brain doesn’t mean it’s destiny,”
Painkiller Prescription Rates Vary Widely Among States
Misuse and abuse of prescription drugs is one of the fastest growing drug epidemics in the United States
Children suffering from (ADHD) are more than twice as likely to try and abuse drugs
Women are just more sensitive to relationship-quality issues than are men
Smoking can cause 13 different types of cancer…
A new kind of American tragedy
The study was funded by State Farm Insurance
The immature teenage brain
The expectation is that we send each other text messages, and if you wanted to talk to someone, you’d answer their…
Half of U.S. households already own at least one, and some households use the devices to stream online
Consuming marijuana entails serious health risks, including lung problems and memory impairment
Indoor tanning is most common in the midwest and the south
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.