Tag Archive for trends and studies

Parents who study with kids promote...

on February 6, 2019 by

This means that student success isn’t determined by genetics, but by parenting

Gen Z, “Snackable Content” &...

on February 5, 2019 by

Here are some things our teams come up with and ministering to GenZ

Obesity-Related Cancers Rising Fastest...

on February 5, 2019 by

If the obesity epidemic continues, fat-sensitive cancers will explode in the years to come

Same-Gender Friendships Key To Romantic...

on February 2, 2019 by

Skills such as stability, assertiveness, intimacy, and social competence–that correspond most closely to the skills needed for success in adult romantic relationships.

Screen Time Inhibits Toddler Development

on February 2, 2019 by

kids 2-5 years old who engage in more screen time received worse scores in developmental screening tests

Millennials’ Depression Rise With...

on January 26, 2019 by

Millennials struggling with depression aren’t being helped by their use of  social media

Movie Violence Doesn’t Make Kids...

on January 26, 2019 by

PG-13 movies became more violent between 1985 and 2015, overall rates of murder and violence actually fell.

Parents Often Unaware Of Kids’...

on January 19, 2019 by

When children are having suicidal thoughts, their parents may often be in the dark, a new study shows.

Teen Birth Control Use Up, MoreUnwanted...

on January 19, 2019 by

Today’s teens are better at using birth control when they first become sexually active, but many unexpected pregnancies still occur, new research…

2019 Youth Pastor Compensation Report

on January 17, 2019 by

This is the second year that Dan has published the results of his massive, online survey of youth worker compensation

 

Teens Who Attend Church Often Stop Going...

on January 17, 2019 by

Two-thirds of American Christian teenagers who regularly attend worship at a Protestant congregation for at least a year quit going for at…

Pot Altered The Brain After One Time Use

on January 17, 2019 by

More teens are vaping pot because it seems safer

Pot Problems

on January 6, 2019 by

Pot’s increasing potency could make it more likely that toking will interfere with users’ lives

Heavy Screen Time Appears To Impact...

on December 28, 2018 by

“avoid digital media use—except video chatting—in children younger than 18 to 24 months”

Screen Time Study Shows Differences In...

on December 28, 2018 by

Some children who spent more time on smartphones and other devices exhibited a different brain pattern than kids with less screen time

Benefits Of High School Later Start...

on December 28, 2018 by

A new study finds that children not only log healthier levels of sleep, they also perform at a higher level in the…

Parents Warned Of Teen Online Sextortion...

on December 26, 2018 by

A FBI report concluded that sextortion is a major, if not underlying, factor for child victims committing suicide

Depression In Adolescents And Young...

on December 25, 2018 by

Are phones and social media to blame?

Study: The Effects Of Screen Times On...

on December 25, 2018 by

60 Minutes goes inside a landmark government study of young minds to see if phones, tablets and other screens are impacting adolescent…

The Presence Of God In Our Anxiety

on December 24, 2018 by

“Studies indicate that when we suffer mental illness alone, the results can be tragic, even horrific. When we suffer inside

From The Gen Z Perspective

on December 24, 2018 by

Conversations between my peers are often peppered with jokes of self-harm, anorexia, and suicide

Why Are Young People Having So Little...

on December 24, 2018 by

Despite the easing of taboos and the rise of hookup apps, Americans are in the midst of a sex recession

Belong: Religious Upbringing Better For...

on December 22, 2018 by

Children who had a religious upbringing are likely to be healthier and have a higher degree of well-being in early adulthood than…

Sleep Study: How Can We Improve A Teen...

on December 22, 2018 by

One sleep study may have a simple answer…

Soaring Suicides And Toxic Social...

on December 19, 2018 by

Soaring suicides are another sign of our toxic social disconnect

More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But….

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More U.S. Teens Are Vaping, But Use of Opioids, Alcohol Falls

More Teens Try Pot Before Booze,...

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Rebellious teens used to reach for cigarettes or alcohol. Now, marijuana is increasingly their first choice, a new study reveals.

What is Tumblr?

on December 8, 2018 by

Parent and Teacher Guide (Video)

Family Meals Make For Teens Who Eat...

on December 7, 2018 by

Teens and young adults who ate with their family more tended to eat more fruits and vegetables and less fast or takeout…

How High School Football Changes Teen...

on December 7, 2018 by

A single season of high school football may be enough to cause structural changes to a teen’s brain

Manufacturers Lack Of Labors Are Turning...

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I’m 17 years old I have more training than most 30-year-olds. When I graduate, I’ll have a job. “It feels like I’m actually…

Top Bible Verses Of 2018 Deal With Fear

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“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I…

Flashback: How God’s Word Spread...

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The “JESUS” film has been used in 7.5 billion gospel presentations. It is the most watched movie in history

What Kids Brag About On Social Media?

on December 3, 2018 by

We need to be aware of the temptation to indulge pride in front of our real and imagined online audience

Teens’ Social Media Habits and...

on December 3, 2018 by

Teens….express concern that these sites lead to drama and social pressure

Teens: Leave Us Alone Social Media Is Ok

on November 30, 2018 by

Mostly, kids are using social media to brag and talk about their families

What Is Silent Disco All About Anyway?

on November 28, 2018 by

Noise restrictions? Amplified sound ordinances? These are things of the past. Take back your musical freedom and throw an event anywhere your…

Silent Disco Makes Social Separation...

on November 28, 2018 by

Dancing alone together is a ‘perfect metaphor’ for modern society

Are Sugar-Sweetened Drinks Addictive?

on November 26, 2018 by

According to a new study involving teen participants, sugar-sweetened beverages may be quite addictive and can lead to withdrawal symptoms when a…

Parents Should Have Ongoing Talks With...

on November 26, 2018 by

When it comes to your teens, one vague and generic conversation about sex is not enough.

Cohabitation On The Rise In U.S

on November 18, 2018 by

Living together is becoming more popular than marriage for young American couples

Social Media Linked To Mental Health...

on November 17, 2018 by

The first experimental study examining use of multiple platforms shows a causal link between time spent on these social media and increased…

Parents Can Curb Kids’ Materialism

on November 17, 2018 by

Higher levels of gratitude are associated with lower levels of materialism in adolescents across a wide range of demographic groups,

68% Have Quit/Taken A Break From Social...

on November 15, 2018 by

She Decided To Quit Instagram This Year. Had Also Helped Create It

Digital Media Is ‘Like Cocaine&...

on November 13, 2018 by

Some doctors refer to behaviors resulting from overexposure to digital devices as “virtual autism.”

Alarming Number Of Teens Using Sleep...

on November 12, 2018 by

Doctors Warn of Potentially Risky Results

What’s Lost When Only Rich Kids...

on November 8, 2018 by

The income disparity in youth athletics has effects on health and success that stretch far into adulthood

American Meritocracy Is Killing Youth...

on November 8, 2018 by

When these kids move to the travel team, you pull bodies out of the local town’s recreation league,

Book: How ‘Diversity Ideology’...

on November 7, 2018 by

“The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.”

The Dark Side Of Kids Screens Begins To...

on November 6, 2018 by

A dark consensus about screens and kids Begins To Emerge In Silicon Valley

Flashback: The Tech Industry’s War On...

on November 6, 2018 by

How psychology is being used as a weapon against children

When Kids Give Up Pot, Their Cognition...

on November 3, 2018 by

Marijuana use in adolescents is associated with reduced neurocognitive functioning, but when adolescents stop using the drug, their verbal learning and memory…

More College Students Seeking Mental...

on November 3, 2018 by

Anxiety, depression and panic attacks are sending U.S. college students to mental health clinics in record numbers

The Benefits Of Trust And Communication...

on October 30, 2018 by

Teen anxiety and depression more likely in kids who don’t trust or communicate with parents

Just Witnessing School Violence Leaves...

on October 30, 2018 by

For middle school students, witnessing school violence can be as bad as being bullied

The 2018 Streamy Awards

on October 27, 2018 by

A celebration of digital content creators was broadcast live on YouTube

Morality: What Teens Believe

on October 18, 2018 by

23 percent of Millennials believe each individual is his or her own moral authority

The Rise of “Strangely Unsexy&...

on October 7, 2018 by

….And Why It Hurts Women

Belonging: Greeting Students At The Door...

on October 6, 2018 by

Spending a few moments welcoming students promotes a sense of belonging, giving them social and emotional support that helps them feel invested…

Why We Need Rural Churches

on October 5, 2018 by

Many of the least churched regions were in rural America—where about 14 percent of the U.S. population lives

Link Between Violent Video Games &...

on October 2, 2018 by

An international study looking at more than 17,000 adolescents, ages nine to 19, from 2010 to 2017

Limiting Kids’ Screen Time...

on October 2, 2018 by

Cutting back on screen time, along with the right amount of sleep and physical activity, is linked to improvements in cognition among…

Answering Top Questions From Today’s...

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PART II

Teen Sex: STDs At A Record High… Again

on September 25, 2018 by

Your response to 4-years-in-a-row of STD’s at a record high

When Media Changes So Do Kids

on September 25, 2018 by

Understanding the Influence of Social Media on Today’s Teens

New York Fashion Week Spring Trends You...

on September 21, 2018 by

Shop our fall picks from the best affordable fashion brands so you can get a head-start on the looks we love.

Navigating Screen Time And Device...

on September 21, 2018 by

54% of U.S. teens say they spend too much time on their cellphones, and two-thirds of parents express concern over their teen’s…

How winning friends may influence...

on September 21, 2018 by

While risky behaviors were examined in this study, McMillan said that friendship networks may also shape positive behaviors

college student mental health problems...

on September 20, 2018 by

World Health Organization finds that one in three college students worldwide have a mental health condition

Value: Teens with religious upbringing

on September 20, 2018 by

Study: teens raised in a religious or spiritual environment may be less likely to do drugs and engage in risky sexual behaviors.

Raising Kids With Religion Protects...

on September 18, 2018 by

Kids and teens who are raised with religious or spiritual practices tend to have better health and mental health as they age.

Teens Are Over Face-To-Face...

on September 16, 2018 by

Teens now say their favorite mode of communication is texting (35%), surpassing face-to-face communication (32%).

Why Americans Go (And Don’t Go) To...

on September 14, 2018 by

SECOND HIGHEST reason US adults attend church is because they want their children to have a moral foundation

Infographic: Teens Social Media Life

on September 12, 2018 by

Teens with low social emotional well being experience more of the negative effects of social media and kids with high social emotional…

In Teen Friendships, Misery Does Love...

on September 10, 2018 by

A new study finds teens with similar levels of anxiety and depression are more likely to remain friends.

Religious Folks And Happiness

on September 10, 2018 by

New research suggests that people who are religious gain happiness from believing there is a deeper meaning to everyday events

Navigating Screen Time

on September 2, 2018 by

Amid roiling debates about the impact of screen time on teenagers, roughly half of those ages 13 to 17 are themselves worried…

A Love-Hate Relationship Teenagers And...

on September 2, 2018 by

Feelings of pressure to respond immediately to notifications, to a sense of being overwhelmed by the flow of messages and information they…

How Do You Read the Bible? Infographic

on August 28, 2018 by

We recently surveyed over 6,000 people to learn about Bible study habits. In some cases, the results were quite convicting

Belong: Parents’ Religious Beliefs...

on August 26, 2018 by

Teens, especially girls, whose parents are religious may be less likely to die by suicide, no matter how they feel about religion…

Beloit College Mindset List For The...

on August 26, 2018 by

For this year’s entering college class of 2022, human beings have…

Flashback Study: Don’t Forget The...

on August 20, 2018 by

Family Relationships are Key to Kids’ Character Strengths

Relational Capacity And Ministry Burnout

on August 14, 2018 by

5 Practices that Cultivate Relational Health and Longevity in Ministry

The Newest On Teens, Social Media &...

on August 14, 2018 by

Only 31% of young people said social media had “a mostly positive effect” on people their age

Taking Away Phones Won’t Solve...

on August 14, 2018 by

Just blaming the machines is a cop-out, a way to avoid the much more difficult task of improving young people’s lives

Barna: DevelopIng Teen’s Faith?

on August 14, 2018 by

Parents and Pastors: Partners in Gen Z Discipleship

AEO Says Body Positivity Pays

on August 11, 2018 by

AEO is increasingly finding that “body positivity” messages and real-life models can lead to record sales

Adderall Fails To Boost Cognition In...

on July 30, 2018 by

Medications for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), such as Adderall, may not improve cognition in healthy students and may actually impair working memor

Average Child Spends Seven Hours A Week...

on July 27, 2018 by

Survey shows that 40% of parents have to force their video-gamer children to leave the house

Chemicals Chemicals Harming Children

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Chemicals in Food May Harm Children, Pediatricians’ Group Says

Chocolate Milk Vs Sports Drinks

on July 20, 2018 by

Chocolate Milk May be Better Than Sports Drinks for Exercise Recovery

Focus On Just One Sport Risks Burnout...

on July 3, 2018 by

Taking one or two days a week and three or four months a year off from a primary sport.

What Makes Churchgoers Stick With Their...

on June 28, 2018 by

But don’t mess with a church’s beliefs or there may be an exodus, according to a new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research.

50% Of Teens Now Online ‘Almost...

on June 24, 2018 by

Nearly half of US teens report being online on a near constant basis, according to a new report from the Pew Research…

When Kids Cut Themselves

on June 24, 2018 by

When Kids Cut Themselves Seventeen-year-old Lauren was despondent over breaking up with her boyfriend. She had never known pain so deep and…

The CDC, Teen Risks, And Who Is...

on June 23, 2018 by

Fewer high school students are drinking, having sex and using drugs… but still “leaves room for concern.”

Pen And Paper Beats Laptop For Retaining...

on June 22, 2018 by

Even though technology allows us to do more in less time, it does not always foster learning

Video Game Addiction Is A Mental Health...

on June 19, 2018 by

The World Health Organization thinks so – but some mental health experts strongly disagree

More Teens Than Ever Would Try Marijuana

on June 17, 2018 by

One in four U.S. high school seniors would try marijuana or use it more often if it was legal, and that rate,…

People Will Spend More Time Online Than...

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Next year, people around the world will spend more time online than they do watching TV, according to new data from measurement…