73% of the adults used their phone at least once during each meal
Jaded Children, Callow Adults
Surveyed over 6,200 kids aged 9-14 across 32 countries–one of the largest studies of its kind
When our identity gets tied up in success, we begin to fear failure or the loss of that status
A lot of businesses are successful for reasons they don’t quite grasp
Teenagers 86.4 of every 1,000 pregnancies in the Bronx — and nearly 1,800 babies in 2012
..nicotine, creating a well-worn pattern of craving and satisfaction that’s difficult to break
Geneticists think they may have an explanation for why autism is more likely to strike boys
by Jim Liebelt
Developing (ADHD) psychosis, bipolar disorder, suicide attempts, substance abuse and failing grades in school
…it’s the hipster ‘look’ guys want
Those continually picked on from fifth grade to 10th grade had the lowest scores..
Stronger father-son relationships curtail youth delinquency
Surveyed 11- to 17-year-olds about their substance use during the prior three months.
What happen when the traditional teenage quest for identity and connection occurs online?
Lake Superior State University Banished Words List dates back to Dec. 31, 1975
Does Anything On TV Represent Their Generation?
High cortisol levels and mild depression symptoms were up to 14 times more likely to suffer depression
those who played..for three hours or longer each day were detached from the outside world
During the school year teens may be even more stressed out than adults
The symptoms may include dry, red and irritated eyes, fatigue, eye strain, blurry vision, problems focusing, headaches, neck and shoulder pain
Younger Christians describe themselves as far more tempted by alcohol abuse (28%) than predecessors
3 out of 4 children drinking caffeine every day
In a broader context, family time or the lack of it can shape society
Adolescent girls with a major mental health disorder are three times more likely to get pregnant than those without a mental illness
Thousands of children aged 10 and under are being treated for depression, stress and anxiety
UK: 54% of individuals who ended a relationship in the last two years said social media played a role
“It cost my son his life because of a dare and I don’t want to see anybody else in the same situation,”
“We see that adolescents are at a very vulnerable stage neurodevelopmentally,”
78 percent of American teens have a cellphone…so what commands their time?
In 69 studies of more than 15,000 children..
teens may be cheap to find on Facebook..but they generate least revenue-per-click in return
Lets bring fathers into the home.. benefits of marriage..reducing the penalties against marriage
“among those with four-year college degrees, the share rose from 3 percent to 7 percent.”
2013 In Review
Teens Go to Great Length for a High
Millennials trust institutions more than older Gen does….excpet for the Church!
“The good news is that many of these problems do resolve,”
Our study suggests that being the first girl in the class to need a bra, for example,prompts..
American Bible Society: Chattanooga, Tenn., ranks No. 1. Providence, Rhode Island ranks last
Sexually active at 14..get pregnant have a significantly higher chance of having an abortion
“a political act, to tell society we belong to it, that we’re not on the margins of it.”
Young people expect something new and different from media
Instagram also outpaced Twitter, the No. 10 app that grew 36% to 30.7 million last year
For generations parents of teenagers have wanted to know about “the secret lives of teenagers”
OMG, That’s Already So Old-School
Young pot smokers could be damaging brain structures critical to memory and reasoning
You Can’t Say Fathers Are Essential if the Law Redefines Marriage to Make Them Optional
Teen brain is more responsive to rewards compared to adults and to younger children
Close to half of the four million young people without work are African-American or Latino
Journal Addiction, the study analyzed yearly mortality rates from 16 countries in North and Latin America
Facebook has 4,292,080 fewer high-school aged users and 6,948,848 college-aged users than it did in 2011
The inverse power of praise
Why have so many young Japanese given up on getting married?
Youth Ministry Media
Causing Teenagers To Take Insane Pictures Of Themselves
The proposal similar to one passed in Colorado legalizes the growing, buying and consumption of marijuana
1/10 boys code, and 1/3 want to learn
Victims Of ‘Revenge Porn’ Open Up On Reddit About How It Impacted Their Lives
How 3 Different Generations Use The Internet
How It’s Damaging a Young Generation
… laziness of today’s students, their lack of a moral compass
It’s a bigger problem than you think – More than half 13 to 23-year olds admitted to looking up the answer to…
Most Cell-Phone Owners Experience ‘Distracted Walking’
Sexting common, linked to sex among high-risk youth
83% of Amercians wish they had more time to spend with family
Young teens who binge eat and those who are fearful of weight gain may be more likely to become overweight later in…
Parents may want to limit electronic media at mealtime
52% was viewed through a mobile device of that 14.7 billion visitors in 2013, That’s 1.68 million visitors an hour
Thirty-nine percent of the kids surveyed said they hide their feelings about the split from their parents
American teenagers are more likely..to get pregnant and contract STIs, the need for frank talk is clear
Six in ten Americans believe “humans and other living things have evolved over time.”
Study: Liberal Movies Influence People More Than Ads, News
“Fashion in Asia is evolving as a result of access to ideas and wealth”
“Don’t fall into peer pressure because everyone’s going to remember you’re that person that did a dumb thing.”
youngsters are conversing in..clumsy rap-speak derived, variously, from the West Indies, Mumbai, MTV and American reality TV starsDailyMail on Facebook
1 in 4 American adults (26 percent), Dec. 25 is simply a cultural holiday, not a religious holy day
The shifting values of audiences and culture
Among eighth-graders, 15% said they had used drugs in the past year
Pew Research: Then and Now
Where do you live?
Claims of virgin births in US near 1 percent, study finds
Marijuana is slowly rising, while the use of alcohol and almost every other drug is falling
Children aged 12 to 17 are one of the largest consumer groups of online porn
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My number one resource for youth culture.
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