It’s not your imagination — media use is off the charts
Interactive I think that’s why people love it. There’s a stronger connection between the person and the viewer
Chlamydia more than 1.4 million — Most gonorrhea and chlamydia infections were in 15- to 24-year-olds, an ongoing trend. Both can cause…
The dangers of tobacco use are well-documented, and perhaps the call to increase the minimum age isn’t that surprising
90% saying they are afraid they will miss something if they don’t stay connected
Who reported using e-cigarettes were about 30 percent more likely to report respiratory symptoms than those who never used e-cigarettes
Blog: Walt Mueller
2-parent households in which both parents work full time now 46%, up from 31% in 1970
legalization is frightening because…
The unintended consequences of America’s drug policies
Modest Drop in Overall Rates of Belief and Practice, but Religiously Affiliated Americans Are as Observant as Before
“Social Media Is Not Real Life.”
When parents talk about sex, teens learn how to have similar conversations with their dating partners
Who start dating between the ages of 11-and-a-half and 13 may experience more academic and behavioral problems
“The developing brains of children and teens are particularly vulnerable to nicotine”
The truth is it can indeed mean trouble, especially for young people
A new study suggests that a family’s rules concerning alcohol use aren’t nearly as important as the family itself
The blue light impacts the skin’s ability to heal itself, which may lead to premature aging
Children in these situations suffer from low self esteem, poor mental and physical health, and other problems
4,750 teenagers 15-years-old and under take their first sip of alcohol on any given day in America
That’s 13 years past today’s average retirement age
You’re now one click away from every sex act imaginable for free. And so just passé at this juncture
Even 2 years afterwards, friends of a teen who killed himself are considered dangerously likely to make the same choice
Social media can also be tools for jealousy, meddling and even troubling behavior
23% reduction in both suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts of kids who exercise at least 4 days per week
A first-of-its-kind CNN study on social media and teens.
Study: Your Cell Phone Use Could Be Hurting Your Relationships
Over time, teens from intact families that were allowed to drink at home had the lowest levels of alcohol use and problems
With purchases of Vinyl up 52 percent from this time last year, no other format is growing at such a rapid rate
1 in 5 teens will wake up in the middle of the night to check his or her smartphone for updates or…
The deaths are a tragic reminder to travelers that focusing on a phone screen instead of unfamiliar surroundings is not safe
More than half of respondents (54%) reported sexting as minors. However, only 28 percent sent photographic sexts
By Walt Mueller: We fail to see just how much and how quickly things are changing
About 12% of their daily diet is fast food, roughly the same amount kids were eating in the 1990
Teens are notorious for wanting to stay up late and for not wanting to get up early. If your teen is no…
A 2 year CNN ground breaking study of Tweens and Social Media investigates
Researchers are beginning to wonder about any links between girls’ self-esteem and the pics they post online
over 11% of Colorado’s (teens) use pot. 40% increase in drug-related suspensions and expulsions — the vast majority from marijuana.
Marijuana-related traffic deaths increased 32 percent…20% of all traffic deaths were marijuana related
The pressure to be cool, look good, and own the “right stuff” is detrimental to many children and teenagers
One thing stands out…It’s the word unkind. 20% of all teens online are mostly unkind. 26% of all girls are…
“With large families, we think they have social support within the family,”
The majority of respondents accessed the platform at least daily
Pew Research Center
What works and what doesn’t?
More than 8 in 10 respondents felt that using phones in social situations can destroy in-the-flesh conversations
Gaggle’s Student Safety Representatives continue to discover websites and apps that pose potential risks to students
Who is getting enough shut-eye?
The study suggests that women who are rated as less attractive may feel less pressure from straight norms and so are free…
Youth Ministry Unleashed
About 73% of children have some kind of caffeine daily
Non-smartphone-using teens are more likely to keep in touch with their closest friend via social media
While West Virginians are the most devoted
Study, which includes the parents of 939 children, focused on the time spent in nurseries at ages six months, one, two, three…
Aerie’s strategic avoidance of hyper-sexualization appears to be paying off with teen girls as well as their parents
Video games, social media and mobile phones play an integral role in how teens meet and interact with friends
Exposure to violent video games was a ‘risk factor’ for increased aggression
America More Post-Christian Than Two Years Ago
Joining a religious group could do more for someone’s “sustained happiness” than other forms of social participation
We need to be familiarizing ourselves with e-cigs, the health risks, and even the ways they are being marketed
Research shows again and again the detrimental effects of porn on various aspects of people’s lives
Unlocking the mystery of the teenage brain
Here are the least religious cities in America, by their “unaffiliated” percentages
Developing a discipleship strategy from cradle to graduation—a NextGen pastor
18- to 34-year-olds are less likely to be living independently of their families and establishing their own households
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
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