How Is Vaping’s Growing Popularity Impacting Teens?
The study examined sexting attitudes and behaviors..a national sample of 5,805 single adults between the ages of 21 and 75
Young people try electronic cigarettes out of curiosity about the devices and alluring flavors that range from cotton candy to pizza
In 2014, a record 60.6 million people, or 19% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations under one roof
The Digital Diet Of American Teens…. A helpful Infographic
Study shows millennial men today are weaker than their dads 30-years ago
World’s Highest-Paid DJs
As adolescents navigate the stormiest years in their development, they need coaching, support, good examples and most of all understanding
Study suggests, and expanding restrictions on their nighttime driving to include the hours before midnight could save lives.
Teenagers who have easy access to drugs and alcohol in the home are more likely to drink and do drugs in their…
38% of men said they wish they had spent more time with family or keeping in contact with friends, compared to only…
Women and girls in the US who are “at risk of or may have been subjected” to female genital mutilation/cutting increased 3-fold…
Millennials aren’t listening to radio nearly as much as older generations, and the drop off in usage and change in behavior is…
New Study Says People Are More Likely to Buy From Brands That Use Virtual Reality
Teens who spent more time communicating with their boyfriends or girlfriends through texting or social media were less adept at managing conflicts…
American Academy of Pediatrics, screen violence — which includes violence in video games, news programming, and entertainment can be traumatic for children
More appealing:The quick back and forth nature of Snapchat and the ability to use photos, messages, and even real-time video in a…
A new study shows that access to jobs and income inequality are shaping this generation’s decisions to start a family
Together, the top four messaging platforms — Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, and Viber — have more registered users
56.36% said “style” mattered most. “Price” came in second, with 30.91%. Only 4.55% said that “brand” mattered most
Just under 21 million active smartphone users across U.S. besting previous record holder Candy Crush, 20 million users in the U.S.
As e-cigarette use among teens rapidly increases, a national health report suggests adolescents who would not have otherwise used tobacco products are…
Smartphone ownership among 12- to 17-year-olds is estimated to reach 75% this year, up sharply from 2013 when just under half of…
Blacks were actually slightly less likely to be shot at by police officers, though they did face a higher amount of non-lethal…
Nearly 3 million American teens a year experience major depression
You Should Probably Check Your Pokémon Go Privacy Settings
Predominant use of social media may limit the opportunity to practice in-person conversations that are crucial for adolescents, particularly boys
A new study has found that demographic factors, cognitive functioning, and brain features during the early-adolescence ages of 12 to 14 years…
A new study finds that parents who are too involved with their college-age kids could indirectly lead to issues such as depression…
Family doctors should screen teens for suicide risks in the wake of new information that shows suicide is the second leading cause…
The average car insurance premium increase…For male teen drivers the increase was 91%, while female teen drivers saw an increase of 67%
Children are more proficient in operating a smartphone than in completing basic everyday tasks
Nearly 60 percent of high school students today have never had sex
We need to ensure that we are not creating a narrative for young people that viewing and emulating online pornography is normal
Teens who use both pot and alcohol during middle and high school are more likely to have poor academic performance and mental…
Teenagers often are tempted to try some alcohol. Many give in when they are just 12 to 16 years old
Around the nation
…causes such as college prep tests and poor body image…
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people 10-24 years old, according to CDC and Prevention
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) just released their brand new Youth Risk Behavior Survey
Parents Have Unparalleled Influence on Their Kids
For the first-of-its-kind survey, entitled, The Gig, the magazine asked 558 women who self-identify as stay-at-home moms various questions
The Four Types of Modern Moms
Boys with strong empathy skills attracted an average of 1.8 more girl friendships than boys with lower levels of empathy
“Commenting on a woman’s weight is never a good idea, even when they are young girls,”
For the first time in more than 130 years, 18- to 34-year-olds in the U.S. were more likely to be living in…
Younger American men are noticeably less likely than older men to say that they are ‘completely masculine’
The same brain circuits that are activated by eating chocolate and winning money are activated when teens see “likes” on their own…
I think what these studies are showing is that there are long-lasting effects from adolescent alcohol exposure, and it is not innocuou
Memorial Day through Labor Day is the deadliest time for teen drivers
Researchers have found that excessive Internet use — essentially bordering on addiction — leads to school burnout in teens
For the first time in more than 130 years, adults ages 18 to 34 were slightly more likely to be living in…
Boys, growth spurts can dramatically affect teens’ coordination, and new research has discovered why
Teens who eat high amounts of saturated fats or low amounts of healthier mono- and polyunsaturated fats tend to have denser breasts…
Obese teens may have lower levels of a weight-regulating hormone than normal-weight teens
8 and 16 are not only vulnerable to concussions, but because their brain is still developing, they are neurologically more fragile than…
Life-threatening social media challenges have taken the internet by storm and prompted warnings from public health officials
The more time teenagers spend splitting their attention between various devices, the lower their test scores in math and English tend to…
This attitude runs counter to most religious traditions and, according to researchers, shows a level of non-commitment.
Habitual and prolonged use of social media is linked to a greater risk of younger adults developing eating and body image concerns,
“This is the first empirical evidence to show that parental depression influences children’s behavior through the change in the adolescent’s brain,”
CDC: Most reported chlamydia and gonorrhea infections occur in people between the ages of 15 and 24 years old
23% of black girls, 15% of Hispanic girls and 10% of white girls have started to develop breasts by the age of…
It is not enough simply to educate the mothers about the teen years, they must be refueled themselves…
The Federal Trade Commission amended rules rules to better protect children. Here’s what you need to know.
Sexual Media Exposure, Sexual Behavior, and Sexual Violence Victimization in Adolescence
Report from Common Sense Media that involved 1,240 interviews with parents and their 12- to 18-year-old children
…reported being more concerned with things like their appearance or having fun rather than helping others or being honest
50% of teens feel they are addicted to their mobile devices
…causes such as college prep tests and poor body image, a WebMD survey show
In a survey of 2,089 English schoolgirls ages 11 to 18, nearly three-quarters listed at least one breast-related concern regarding exercise and…
by Jim Liebelt
The suicide rate for girls between 10 and 14 increased by 200 percent since 1999
Sleep-deprived teens are more likely to engage in risky behavior, including vehicle-related risks, than those who get enough rest
New Research Reveals 10 Trends
Barna Research Releases in Leaders & Pastors
Prince Trending Today….
Teen tobacco use hasn’t declined at all since 2011 — and it looks like the rising popularity of e-cigarettes is to blame
If they can deal with the cruelty of a teenage girl then they can deal with almost anything
Adolescents who are repeatedly exposed to large amounts of the stimulant amphetamine might be at risk
Selfie Age, We see images of ourselves constantly on social media, we’re much more aware of how our lips look
The study examined nearly 400,000 people located in the United Kingdom, United States, and iceland
For the study, Cheng and her colleagues collected data on about 390,000 U.S. teens and young adults aged 12 to 24
The move to indoctrinate children with the idea that they can pick their gender amounts to child abuse
Fatigue increased the risk of shoulder and elbow injury
25% of teens respond to at least one text while driving, every single time
Twitter continued its slow decline, while Facebook saw a slight bump
Treating your child with junk food when they behave ‘can lead to emotional binge eating and weight gain’
Teens and young adults still tune in to TV — but they watch considerably more Internet sources
This pointless and unhealthy trend is another in a line of similar viral “challenges” that shame women
Sex Expert: “There Is No Such Thing As Casual Sex”
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.