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UK: “YouTube Generation”

on December 7, 2016 by

Vast majority of children and teens watch YouTube weekly


New Smutty “One Finger Challenge” Going Viral

on December 3, 2016 by

The “one finger challenge” is an emerging, risqué social media fad where people are taking naked selfies of themselves in front of…

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Kids And Their Parents Are Streaming More Than Ever

on December 2, 2016 by

Study: 78% of under-12s are tuning into SVODs

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Teens And Online Safety: Infographic

on December 1, 2016 by

The bane of the internet: cyber bullying, cyber stalking, sexting, inappropriate content, social media addiction


CDC Study Says Teen Virgins Are Healthier

on November 30, 2016 by

Teen Virgins rate significantly and consistently better in nearly all health-related behaviors and measures than their sexually active peers

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Teen “Choking Game” Played Solo Points To Suicide Risks

on November 27, 2016 by

Kids who tried the “choking game” alone were almost 5 times more likely to think of killing themselves

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Flavored E-Cigarettes May Entice Teens To Smoke

on November 27, 2016 by

Fruit- or candy-flavored electronic cigarettes may entice American teens to start smoking tobacco

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E-Cigs Tied To Frequent, Heavier Teen Tobacco Use

on November 27, 2016 by

Teens who regularly “vape” e-cigarettes are more likely to become frequent and heavy cigarette smokers

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Adolescent Binge Drinking Can Affect Brain Functions Of Future Offspring

on November 25, 2016 by

“Adolescent binge drinking not only is dangerous to the brain development of teenagers, but also may impact the brains of their children,”


Kids…..Ice Cream For Breakfast Makes You Smarter

on November 24, 2016 by

SAT Prep?….ice cream for breakfast improves a person’s alertness and mental performance

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Flashback: Marijuana Impacts Teens Brain Development Differently

on November 22, 2016 by

Study shows that the age at which an adolescent starts using marijuana affects which parts of the brain will be affected


Researchers Have Figured Out What Millennials Really Want In A Church

on November 20, 2016 by

Hint: It has less to do with programs…


Few States Have Plans For Kids Returning To Class After Concussion

on November 19, 2016 by

All U.S. states have “return-to-play” laws designed to protect young athletes who’ve suffered a concussion. But only a handful have regulations on…

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Problem Behaviors Spread Between Siblings

on November 19, 2016 by

Investigators determined siblings play a key role in the escalation of problem behaviors over time, over and above the contributions of genes,…


Why Is The Teen Birth Rate So Much Higher In Rural Areas?

on November 18, 2016 by

Fewer teens are giving birth nationwide, but new government data reveals that teen births are much higher in rural areas than urban…

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Depression On The Rise; Teen Girls Most At Risk

on November 15, 2016 by

This Might Be Why Depression Is Rising Among Teen Girls

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Teens Often Ignore Online Risks

on November 12, 2016 by

New research finds that adolescents are more likely than adults to take online risks, regardless of the gamble involved

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Teen Night Owls Struggle To Learn And Control Emotions At School

on November 12, 2016 by

Students who go to bed late tend to be both sleepier during the day and have more trouble with self-regulation, regardless of….


Commercialization Of Legal Pot Has Led To ‘Epidemic’ For Colorado Kids

on November 10, 2016 by

over 11% of Colorado’s (teens) use pot. 40% increase in drug-related suspensions and expulsions — the vast majority from marijuana


Teen Use Of Opioids Linked To Marijuana

on November 10, 2016 by

Teens who take opioid painkillers without a prescription also often use cannabis, according to a new study


MS-13 Surging With Influx Of Youths Crossing Border, 92% Arrested Illegal

on November 7, 2016 by

Census: Record 42.4M Immigrants, 23% of School Kids, Muslims Biggest Jump


More US Middle Schoolers Die Of Suicide Than Car Crashes

on November 7, 2016 by

The suicide rate among U.S. middle school students doubled from 2007 to 2014, surpassing for the first time the incidence of youngsters…


Millennials aren’t wearing condoms anymore

on November 4, 2016 by

The CDC says that almost 20 million new STIs occur every year, over half of them afflicting people between the ages of…

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How Welfare Undermines Marriage And What To Do About It

on November 4, 2016 by

The collapse of marriage in America began with the War on Poverty and the welfare programs that penalizes low-income parents who do…

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Flashback…Marriage: America’s Greatest Weapon Against Child Poverty

on November 4, 2016 by

Child poverty is an ongoing national concern, but few are aware that its principal cause is the absence of married fathers in…


Americans Are Dying Faster. Millennials, Too

on October 29, 2016 by

People who predict death for a living have some bad news

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Obsessive Viewing of Online Selfies Can Damage Self-Esteem

on October 28, 2016 by

Surprising new research finds that frequent viewing of selfies through social network sites is linked to a decrease in self-esteem and life…

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New Screen Time Rules For Kids, By Doctors

on October 25, 2016 by

Digital media exposure for children of all ages should be limited


Impulsivity, Sensation-Seeking May Raise Teens’ Risk of Substance Abuse

on October 24, 2016 by

A new study found that youths with increased impulsivity and sensation-seeking may be at greater risk of substance abuse

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Boys From Loving Families May Have More Secure Marriages in Old Age

on October 24, 2016 by

Boys who are raised in a warm family environment are more likely to feel secure in romantic relationships in their 80s


What’s Hot?

on October 24, 2016 by

A weekly listing of hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

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Smartphone Use Results In Distracted Parenting

on October 23, 2016 by

According to new research, parents are distracted by mobile technology more than anything else, and as a result, the interactions with their…


58,586,256: Number of Abortions In US Since Roe v. Wade

on October 18, 2016 by

If we took one golf ball for every one of those babies, it would tightly pack nearly 28 53-foot tractor trailers


US Kids Among Least Fit In The World

on October 13, 2016 by

Top 5, Tanzania, Iceland, Estonia, Norway and Japan. The least fit country: Mexico

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Leisure Time At Home May Be Best Path To Happy Family

on October 8, 2016 by

“The best predictor of happiness for families may be spending quality time together in familiar activities inside the home. And that’s great…

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Why Teens Are Fat?

on October 6, 2016 by

Children’s metabolism temporarily slows during puberty — a pattern that might help explain the current teen obesity problem


Book: Under Our Skin

on September 28, 2016 by

Getting real about race and getting free from the fears and frustrations that divide us


Keys To Unlocking The Millennial Mindset

on September 27, 2016 by

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Nomophobia: Infographic

on September 23, 2016 by

The fear of beingwithourt a cell phone


Millennials Aren’t Spending Money Like Their Parents Did

on September 21, 2016 by

Millennials spend a lot more on “experiences” — things like travel, entertainment, and dining

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Internet Addiction May Signal Other Mental Health Issues Among College Students

on September 20, 2016 by

Canadian researchers say their findings could affect how psychiatrists approach people who spend a significant amount of time online​

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Wounds From Childhood Bullying May Persist Into College Years

on September 17, 2016 by

Experiencing bullying was the strongest predictor of PTSD symptoms among the college students who participated in the survey

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UK: Music Videos May Encourage Teen Drinking

on September 17, 2016 by

Alcohol was also associated with sexualized imagery or lyrics, objectification of women, and linked to personal image, lifestyle, and sociability


Style Trend: Crop Tops Now Show More Than Just The Midriff

on September 17, 2016 by

I think everyone is trying 2 out-do the next person 2 stand out anyway they can, even if that means starting trends…


Flashback: Study Linking Sexual Behavior & Violence To Sexual Media Exposure

on September 14, 2016 by

Sexual Media Exposure, Sexual Behavior, and Sexual Violence Victimization in Adolescence

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Pediatric Group Says Doctors Should Treat Teen Opioid Addicts With Medicine

on September 8, 2016 by

Medical Schools Are Expanding Their Training To Help Future Dr’s Fight Opioid Abuse

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Drug Addiction In Middle-aged White American Women

on September 8, 2016 by

Rise in deaths of middle-aged white American women attributed to opioid, anti-anxiety drug overdoses

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Factors That Predict Adolescent Alcohol Use…Values

on September 6, 2016 by

Alcohol consumption accounts for more than 5,000 adolescent deaths each year in the U.S

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How An Early Bedtime Can Have Lasting Effects On Kids

on September 6, 2016 by

More sleep can boost mood in babies, children and teens

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Flashback: Students With Chronic Lack Of Sleep Have…

on September 6, 2016 by

Poorer Focus, Lower Grades


Red Hot Chili Challenge

on September 5, 2016 by

US teens hospitalized after consuming world’s hottest peppers

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Digital Disconnect Exists Between Parents And Teens

on September 3, 2016 by

a gap exists over their understanding of family rules about being online. Teens social media accounts parents know nothing about


Flashback: “Moralistic Therapeutic Deism.”

on August 31, 2016 by

More teens becoming ‘fake’ Christians


More Millennials Are Giving Back To The ‘Bank Of Mom And Dad’

on August 29, 2016 by

19% of millennials are a “financial supporter” of a parent, an average $18,250 annually, according to a 2015 TD Ameritrade report

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American Teens Still Respect the Bible

on August 27, 2016 by

Despite increasing secularization in American culture, a new study found that a majority of teens still have both “respect for and interest…

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Beloit College Mindset List For The Class Of 2020

on August 27, 2016 by

We have had the NOW generation…get ready for the RIGHT NOW generation, entering college this fall


Kids in the Mist

on August 26, 2016 by

How Is Vaping’s Growing Popularity Impacting Teens?

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Despite Expectations Of Privacy, 1 In 4 Share Sexts

on August 22, 2016 by

The study examined sexting attitudes and behaviors..a national sample of 5,805 single adults between the ages of 21 and 75


Low Cost, Flavors, Convenience Turn Teens on to Vaping

on August 21, 2016 by

Young people try electronic cigarettes out of curiosity about the devices and alluring flavors that range from cotton candy to pizza

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A Record 60.6 Million Americans Live In Multigenerational Households

on August 21, 2016 by

In 2014, a record 60.6 million people, or 19% of the U.S. population, lived with multiple generations under one roof

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Values: “Tips For A Healthy Digital Diet”

on August 19, 2016 by

The Digital Diet Of American Teens…. A helpful Infographic


Millennial Men Today Are Weaker Than Their Dads

on August 18, 2016 by

Study shows millennial men today are weaker than their dads 30-years ago


Electronic Cash Kings 2016

on August 17, 2016 by

World’s Highest-Paid DJs

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What Teens Need Most From Their Parents

on August 12, 2016 by

As adolescents navigate the stormiest years in their development, they need coaching, support, good examples and most of all understanding

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Most Nighttime Crashes With Teen Drivers Happen Before Midnight

on August 7, 2016 by

Study suggests, and expanding restrictions on their nighttime driving to include the hours before midnight could save lives.

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Teens’ Home Access to Drugs & Alcohol May Fuel Use As Adults

on August 7, 2016 by

Teenagers who have easy access to drugs and alcohol in the home are more likely to drink and do drugs in their…


UK: Move Over Youth Culture As PENSIONERS…Happiest People In Britain

on August 4, 2016 by

38% of men said they wish they had spent more time with family or keeping in contact with friends, compared to only…


Female Genital Mutilation In U.S. Up More Than 200 Percent Since 1990

on August 3, 2016 by

Women and girls in the US who are “at risk of or may have been subjected” to female genital mutilation/cutting increased 3-fold…


Study Shows Teens Have Little Interest in Traditional Radio

on July 30, 2016 by

Millennials aren’t listening to radio nearly as much as older generations, and the drop off in usage and change in behavior is…

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Teen Female Athletes Who Don’t Eat Enough Risk Reproductive, Bone Problems

on July 30, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

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Consider Virtual Reality Church Livestream And Informational Video

on July 26, 2016 by

New Study Says People Are More Likely to Buy From Brands That Use Virtual Reality

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Internet Savvy Teens Worse At Romantic Relationships In Real Life

on July 23, 2016 by

Teens who spent more time communicating with their boyfriends or girlfriends through texting or social media were less adept at managing conflicts…


Screen Violence Harmful To Kids

on July 23, 2016 by

American Academy of Pediatrics, screen violence — which includes violence in video games, news programming, and entertainment can be traumatic for children


Teens Are Ditching Texting For Snapchat Because It’s More Casual

on July 23, 2016 by

More appealing:The quick back and forth nature of Snapchat and the ability to use photos, messages, and even real-time video in a…

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Why Are So Many Millennials Having Children Out of Wedlock?

on July 21, 2016 by

A new study shows that access to jobs and income inequality are shaping this generation’s decisions to start a family


New Study Suggests Teens Love Chatbots?

on July 21, 2016 by

Together, the top four messaging platforms — Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, WeChat, and Viber — have more registered users


Teens Are Changing The Shape Of Retail As We Know It

on July 21, 2016 by

56.36% said “style” mattered most. “Price” came in second, with 30.91%. Only 4.55% said that “brand” mattered most

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Values: Kids And Screen Time

on July 19, 2016 by

A helpful-infographic

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Pokémon Go Becomes Biggest Mobile Game In U.S. History

on July 18, 2016 by

Just under 21 million active smartphone users across U.S. besting previous record holder Candy Crush, 20 million users in the U.S.

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New Concerns Raised Over Teen e-Cigarette Use

on July 17, 2016 by

As e-cigarette use among teens rapidly increases, a national health report suggests adolescents who would not have otherwise used tobacco products are…

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Teen Ownership Of Smartphones Has Surged

on July 17, 2016 by

Smartphone ownership among 12- to 17-year-olds is estimated to reach 75% this year, up sharply from 2013 when just under half of…

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Harvard Study: No Racial Differences In Police Shootings

on July 15, 2016 by

Blacks were actually slightly less likely to be shot at by police officers, though they did face a higher amount of non-lethal…

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Depression Strikes Millions Of Teens Each Year

on July 13, 2016 by

Nearly 3 million American teens a year experience major depression

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Pokémon Go Is Collecting Players’ Data?

on July 12, 2016 by

You Should Probably Check Your Pokémon Go Privacy Settings

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Overusing Social Media As An Adolescent May Hurt Your Love Life Later On

on July 4, 2016 by

Predominant use of social media may limit the opportunity to practice in-person conversations that are crucial for adolescents, particularly boys

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Understanding Risk Factors Involved In Initiation of Adolescent Alcohol Use

on July 4, 2016 by

A new study has found that demographic factors, cognitive functioning, and brain features during the early-adolescence ages of 12 to 14 years…

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Exercise Found to Boost Youth Academic Performance

on July 3, 2016 by

Jim Liebelt

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Helicopter Parenting Can Hinder College-Age Kids

on July 3, 2016 by

A new study finds that parents who are too involved with their college-age kids could indirectly lead to issues such as depression…

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Pediatricians Urged To Screen For Suicide Risks Among Teens

on July 2, 2016 by

Family doctors should screen teens for suicide risks in the wake of new information that shows suicide is the second leading cause…

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States Shifting Premiums For Teen Drivers Into Overdrive

on July 2, 2016 by

The average car insurance premium increase…For male teen drivers the increase was 91%, while female teen drivers saw an increase of 67%

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Study Says Kids Understand Smartphones Better Then Real Life

on June 30, 2016 by

Children are more proficient in operating a smartphone than in completing basic everyday tasks

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Pediatricians: Abstinence On The Rise…Values

on June 29, 2016 by

Nearly 60 percent of high school students today have never had sex

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Today’s Teen Troubles: Sex, drugs And texting On The Go…Values

on June 26, 2016 by


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Majority of Americans Now Believe in Cohabitation

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Teen Boys Think Porn is ‘Realistic’

on June 25, 2016 by

We need to ensure that we are not creating a narrative for young people that viewing and emulating online pornography is normal

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Teen Alcohol, Pot Use Linked to Poor Academic Performance, Health Problems

on June 25, 2016 by

Teens who use both pot and alcohol during middle and high school are more likely to have poor academic performance and mental…

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Teen Drinking May Damage Ability to Cope with Stress

on June 25, 2016 by

Teenagers often are tempted to try some alcohol. Many give in when they are just 12 to 16 years old

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Here’s What Happens When Schools Let Transgender Students Use The Bathroom They Want

on June 21, 2016 by

Around the nation


Flashback: Teen Girls More Stressed Than Boys

on June 18, 2016 by

…causes such as college prep tests and poor body image…


Teen Suicide Rates Up, Especially Among Young Girls #

on June 15, 2016 by

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for young people 10-24 years old, according to CDC and Prevention