Tag Archive for trends and studies

Flashback Study: Don’t Forget The...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

on June 17, 2018 by

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

For Teens, More Screen Time Tied To Less...

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Greater amounts of daily screen time are associated with more insomnia symptoms and shorter sleep duration among adolescents.

Is Gen Z The Most Success-Oriented...

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Personal achievement, whether educational or professional (43%), and hobbies and pastimes (42%) are the things most central to Gen Z’s identity.

Study: Depression Striking More Young...

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There’s been a sharp spike in cases of major depression among teens and millennials

Gaming Report

on June 4, 2018 by

For the ninth year in a row, Nielsen has conducted extensive research into how Americans feel about—and consume—gaming.

Pot Replacing Tobacco, Booze As Teens’...

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In an analysis of nationwide surveys from between 20014 and 2014, researchers have found that pot is increasingly replacing cigarettes and alcohol…

Barna: What The UK Doesnt Know About The...

on May 31, 2018 by

Much to celebrate about the work of the Church in the UK. But how are churches perceived by non-churchgoers?

Teens Exposed To More Junk Food Ads Eat...

on May 29, 2018 by

The largest study of its kind found teens who were exposed to more junk food advertising consumed more unhealthy foods every week.

Are Smartphones Causing More Teen...

on May 25, 2018 by

Increases in depression and suicide appeared among teens in 2012 – the same time smartphone ownership became the norm

Teens Are Choosing Marijuana As Their...

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Youth aged 12-21 dramatically increased first-time consumption of marijuana a over alcohol and tobacco.

Why Teens Are Exhausted And Burnt Out

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“And we wonder why our young adults are currently being diagnosed with depression and anxiety at staggering and unheard-of rates.”

Misuse Of Attention Deficit...

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There were 156,365 calls to poison control centers for people under 20 who were improperly exposed to ADHD medication

Men (15-29) May Be More Selfless Than...

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A recent study asked 630 Canadian men ages 15 to 29 to identify the values they thought all guys should embody

Why Kids And Teens May Face More Anxiety...

on May 14, 2018 by

With (social media), it’s all about the self-image — who’s ‘liking’ them, who’s watching them, who clicked on their picture

The Teenage Social-Media Trap

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Teens increasingly measure and manage their social success online—and it may be taking a toll on their mental health

Teens, Parents Aren’t On Same Page...

on May 13, 2018 by

When it comes to having “the talk,” many teens admit they’re not communicating with their parents or their doctors about sex, new…

Benefits Of Nurturing Parenting

on May 13, 2018 by

Nurturing parents pass along strategies that help their children build and maintain positive relationships in adulthood.

Barna: Spiritual Conversations In The...

on May 9, 2018 by

How Christians’ Approach to Sharing Their Faith Has Changed in 25 Years

May The Force (Of God) Be With You

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The theology of many Americans—and some evangelicals—belongs in a galaxy far, far away. They see God more as a force—like what is…

Adolescent Suicide

on May 4, 2018 by

Deaths from suicide amongst teenagers has grown over 84% in the last decade

Pornography’s Effect On Long-Term...

on May 2, 2018 by

Married men and women who use pornography are more likely to get divorced than men and women who do not

Rejecting ‘Mommy’ And ‘...

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LGBT parents assume new names

Transgender Youth At Higher Risk Of...

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New research finds that transgender and gender-nonconforming youth are diagnosed with mental health conditions much more frequently than young people who identify…

Smartphone Use Tied To Anxiety,...

on April 18, 2018 by

Overuse of smart phones is just like any other type of substance abuse.

Sex Traffickers Are Using Social Media...

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Making it easier than ever for pimps to target, groom and sell your children, top law-enforcement officials say

Inside New York’s Silent Sex...

on April 16, 2018 by

Taking kids who are in need of help, preying upon that need, developing a relationship and then turning against them and turning…

Flashback: 9 Ways Your Kid Will Be Able...

on April 10, 2018 by

By default, every device that connects kids to the internet also connects kids to porn

Flashback: How To Protect Your Kids From...

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Everyone knows that porn is ubiquitous online, a danger to be aware of and avoid vigilantly

Church Planting as Youth Ministry Pt2

on April 9, 2018 by

Two Views of the Role of Youth in the Mission of the Church

Church Planting as Youth Ministry. Pt1

on April 9, 2018 by

An ongoing column which draws together insights from two crucial spheres of ministry: youth ministry and church planting

Uk: Why Generation Z Become Christians

on April 9, 2018 by

Even fewer spoke about other church youth activities or specific courses on Christianity popular in England like Alpha or Christianity Explored

Cutting, Self-Harm Greatly Raise Suicide...

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Teenagers  diagnosed with a “self-harm” injury, the risk of suicide in the next year was nearly 27 times higher than the U.S

Tinder And Instagram Are ‘Crippling’...

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Dating apps are giving us too many options, and other apps give us an excuse to be “psychologically gone.”

Pressures For Perfection Pt1. Suicide

on March 30, 2018 by

What is known is that smart, successful, gifted teens are committing suicide in increasing numbers

Pressures For Perfection Pt 2. Suicide

on March 30, 2018 by

This 16-year-old’s suicide letters are a cry for help and a national call for change

Pressures For Perfection Pt 3

on March 30, 2018 by

Internet a ‘Lord of the Flies’: Teen suicide rise started after Instagram, Snapchat began

The Scary Truth About What’s Hurting...

on March 29, 2018 by

The increase in depression and suicide rate correlates to the iPhones being released.

Digital Life By The Minute…Values

on March 26, 2018 by

An In-Depth Look at Constant Connectivity…and What It’s Costing

Teen Suicide Is Soaring

on March 25, 2018 by

Although black kids kill themselves less often than white youth do, the rate of increase was higher — 77%.

Kindergarten Kids Start Caring About...

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Long before kids are old enough to start collecting “likes” on social media, they do appear to care what others think about…

Gen-Z Relieved to Escape Their...

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Gen Z are relieved when placed in a situation where they are unable to access their smartphones for several weeks

1 In 3 Young Adults Ride With Impaired...

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one-third of young adults report having been in a vehicle with a driver impaired by alcohol or drugs, a new study finds.

The Tech Industry’s War On Kids

on March 23, 2018 by

How psychology is being used as a weapon against children

The Impact Of Smartphones On Teens

on March 20, 2018 by

The impact of cell phones is dependent upon many variables, including the vulnerability of the teen

 

Porn Is Not The Worst Thing On Musical...

on March 14, 2018 by

Everyone has it, she whines, even the kid whose mom is an FBI agent/social worker/pediatrician/nun.

Elderly Are Projected To Outnumber...

on March 14, 2018 by

Census Bureau predicts milestone will be hit within 17 years

iHeartRadio Music Award Winners 2018

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Complete List

Social Media Friends Can Bruise Your...

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Seeing too many social media posts from friends about their fitness activity can harm your body image, a new study contends.

Impact Of Smartphones On Teens

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The impact of cell phones is dependent upon many variables, including the vulnerability of the teen.

60 Seconds Snapshot Online Activity

on March 10, 2018 by

The wealth of interactions that were processed in 60 seconds on average in 2017

Teens Fake Accounts Relieve The Pressure...

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How teens use fake Instagram accounts to relieve the pressure of perfection

Gaming Disorder As Mental Health...

on March 9, 2018 by

“persistent or recurrent” behavior pattern of “sufficient severity to result in significant impairment in personal, family, social, educational, occupational or other important…

What Parents Need To Know About Juuling....

on March 5, 2018 by

It’s a popular e-cigarette system that looks a lot like a USB flash drive

US Study: Letting kids taste alcohol is...

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Parents who allow their young children to occasionally sip and taste alcohol may be contributing to an increased risk for alcohol use…

Sexting increasing among teenagers, new...

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Almost 27 percent of teens are receiving sexts and almost 15 percent are sending them

3 Youth And Children’s Ministry...

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“Passing On Faith” by Theos; “Rooted in the Church” from the Church of England; “Losing Heart“, published by Youthscape

Start Talking To Your Tweens About The...

on March 1, 2018 by

Teenagers are viewing far more pornography than their parents realize. And the porn they’re watching is much more “hardcore”

Devastating Effects Social Media Is...

on March 1, 2018 by

Generation Z is more emotionally affected by the perils of social media than other generations who are also online

UK: Responsible Drinking By Earlier...

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When parents supply the drinks, teens are more than twice as likely to binge-drink or show symptoms of alcohol use disorder as…

Schools Safer Now Than They Were in...

on February 28, 2018 by

“four times the number of children were killed in schools in the early 1990s than today,

The Truth About Teen Eating Disorders

on February 26, 2018 by

Diagnoses of eating disorders, specifically anorexia nervosa, carry the highest death rate of all mental health disorders.

Pediatricians Call For Depression...

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During the teenage years, there’s about a 20% of having depression or anxiety

Many Teens Take Great Care In Posting...

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Prticularly girls, may go to great lengths to create a favorable post…even to ask friends to like their posts

UK: Gen Z 10 Hours Of Online Content A...

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New survey of 1,000 United Kingdom consumers, Generation Z spends a whopping 10.6 hours engaging with online content every single day

Pot Or Alcohol Is Worse For You

on February 19, 2018 by

It’s a tough call, but based on the science, there appears to be a clear answer

Flashback: Atheism Doubles Among...

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Gen Z, are the first truly “post-Christian” generation, identifying as atheists at a rate double that of the U.S. adult population

Snapchat Is Stealing Younger Users Away...

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Facebook’s 12 to 17-year-old demographic declined by 9.9 percent in 2017, which amounts to approximately 1.4 million users

How Liturgical Are Today’s Christians?

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Just over six in 10 are either very (32%) or somewhat familiar (30%) with Christian liturgy

Who Are The iGen And What Does Research...

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By Eric Geiger

Why Gen Z Is Not Prepared To Follow...

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New 2018 Barna Group Research Reveals Troubling Trends In Gen Z

The A,B,C’s Of Reaching Generation...

on February 5, 2018 by

The latest Barna report is out and, ouch, Generation Z is the first truly post Christian generation in American history

Sleepy U.S. Teens Are Running On Empty

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Most American teenagers are plagued by too little sleep, which can hurt their health and their school performance, federal health officials said

Atheism Doubles Among Generation Z

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The influence of Christianity in the United States is waning. Gen Z: they are the first truly “post-Christian” generation.

India Has 21 Million ‘Unwanted&...

on January 30, 2018 by

….because couples keep having children until they produce a boy

Teens And TV

on January 27, 2018 by

Teenagers who watch more than three hours of commercial TV a day are more likely to eat hundreds of extra junk food…

Why Adolescence Is Twice As Long As It...

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Adolescence is three times as long as it was in the 19th Century and it’s twice as long as it was in…

LGBTIQ Sex Education Policies Trumped...

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“When same-sex marriage passes as law overseas, these types of programs become widespread and compulsory.”

Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

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From teen hookups to live streaming, this year’s hottest social media can lead kids to risky behavior

American Kids Are 70% Likely To Die...

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BuzzFeed

Hip-Hop And R&B America’s...

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Nielsen Music’s 2017 year-end-report puts rap at the top of the list for most listened to genre of 2017. Buzz60

We Must Never Forget Moralistic...

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Over a decade ago, Christian Smith published a groundbreaking study about the religious and spiritual lives of American teenagers

Fewer Teens Are Having Sex

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As declines in risky behaviors continue