Tag Archive for trends and studies

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...

on April 16, 2018 by

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...

on April 10, 2018 by

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...

on April 7, 2018 by

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’...

on April 2, 2018 by

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...

on March 24, 2018 by

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...

on March 24, 2018 by

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

on March 12, 2018 by

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

on March 11, 2018 by

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...

on March 10, 2018 by

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...

on March 4, 2018 by

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...

on March 3, 2018 by

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

3 Youth And Children’s Ministry...

on March 2, 2018 by

“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...

on March 1, 2018 by

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...

on February 26, 2018 by

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

Many Teens Take Great Care In Posting...

on February 26, 2018 by

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...

on February 26, 2018 by

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...

on February 18, 2018 by

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?

on February 14, 2018 by

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

Who Are The iGen And What Does Research...

on February 12, 2018 by

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

on February 3, 2018 by

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

on January 30, 2018 by

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...

on January 23, 2018 by

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...

on January 13, 2018 by

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

Apps Stirring Up Trouble In Schools

on January 11, 2018 by

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...

on January 10, 2018 by

BuzzFeed

Hip-Hop And R&B America’s...

on January 10, 2018 by

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...

on January 9, 2018 by

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

Fewer Teens Are Having Sex

on January 5, 2018 by

As declines in risky behaviors continue

Evangelical/Megachurch Churches Are...

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“It ties you into something that is lasting, trustworthy. And that touches a nerve in our culture.”

Gen Z Guys Go Old School

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Gen Z guys (aged 20 and younger) portend a return to “old school” masculinity and more conservative politics

Teen Drug Use Stable, But Marijuana Use...

on December 31, 2017 by

Nearly 40% of all 12th-graders surveyed had used some sort of illicit drug in the past year

Teens Talk: What Works To Stop...

on December 29, 2017 by

In our most recent survey of approximately 5,700 middle and high school students from around the United States

Smartphones Aren’t A Smart Choice...

on December 28, 2017 by

● 55% children’s middle schools now allow cell phone use, 80% parents do not want kids to use phones during school

The Biggest Hits Of 2017

on December 26, 2017 by

Vengeance, Drugs, Self, and Sex… Without Regard

The Rise Of The Non-Believing Millennial

on December 26, 2017 by

Pew Research provides a current breakdown of faith among today’s generations

Moviegoing Could Hit 22-Year Low

on December 24, 2017 by

You cannot pull a fast one on the audience. … Consumers know what works and what doesn’t long before the product becomes…

Mumps Cases In 2017

on December 21, 2017 by

Federal health officials estimate that about 5,000 people have had mumps this year, with the highest numbers reported in Arkansas, Missouri, New…

Divorce Is Making American Families 66%...

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Almost a third of U.S. households headed by adults under age 55 have at least one stepparent

Helping Adolescents Work Through Anxiety

on December 10, 2017 by

Lately I’ve noticed a growing alarm about anxiety in our culture. It seems to be wreaking havoc in our live

The Most Downloaded Apple apps Of 2017

on December 7, 2017 by

…at No. 1 on Apple’s annual list of the most downloaded free iTunes apps of the year, followed by…

18% Of Teens Read Their Bibles…...

on December 6, 2017 by

Approximately 2,800 students participated in the surveys

 

Cultural Influence: Falls Creek Surveys

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In the summer of 2017, just under 2,800 students participated in the surveys

UK: 1 In 10 Babies Are Born To Parents...

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Parents living at two addresses has more than doubled in the past 30 years, from 4.2 % to 10.3 %

Iceland Knows How To Stop Teen Substance...

on November 25, 2017 by

State funding for organised sport and other clubs has increased in Iceland to give kids new ways to feel like part of…

Rise In Teen Suicide, Social Media...

on November 20, 2017 by

An increase in teen suicide rates occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may…

Why Some Teens Less Likely To Meet With...

on November 11, 2017 by

Teens who are dependent on marijuana and alcohol are less likely to marry, go to college, or work full time

3 Ingredients Catalyzing The Spike In...

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And How a Caring Adult Can Actually Help

Tarot Is Trending…

on November 1, 2017 by

Tarot-deck sales in general are up 30 percent this year, after rising 30 percent in 2016 — the highest in 50 years

Why American Teenagers Suffering From...

on October 26, 2017 by

Parents, therapists and schools are struggling to figure out whether helping anxious teenagers means…

Media Use By Kids Age Zero To Eight&...

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42% of 0-8-year-olds have their own tablet (compared to 7% in 2013)

Nearly 1 In 4 Girls Depressed At Age 14

on October 20, 2017 by

UK Study

Life Norms And The Effects On Faith For...

on October 9, 2017 by

They want to make the most of their opportunities and see a purpose for existing beyond themselves.

STDs At An All Time High… Again

on October 8, 2017 by

Last Tuesday the CDC announced “the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported”

Should Sex Ed Teach Abstinence?

on October 6, 2017 by

Most Americans Say..

How Teens Spend Their After-School Hours

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The most common after-school activity for any child is still doing homework 65%

TV/Video Games In Bedroom Can Lead To...

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When a child has a TV or video games in their bedroom, negative consequences may happen

Teens Postponing Traditional Milestones ...

on September 24, 2017 by

U.S. teenagers are maturing more slowly than past generations, postponing behaviors such as drinking, having sex, going on dates, holding part-time jobs,…

Book: iGen

on September 23, 2017 by

Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up..Less Happy–and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood–and What That Means for the Rest of Us

God In The Gap Year

on September 21, 2017 by

Why do students take a gap year? How do parents know if a gap year is a good decision for their child?

Trojan Sales Drop Blamed On ‘...

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“young people are having less sex because they are distracted by their mobile phones.”

Is Abstinence-Only Education Really...

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This isn’t the first time we’ve seen people bashing abstinence programs. Back in 2004 a report prepared for House Democrats shredded abstinence…

What’s Hot?

on September 16, 2017 by

Hot cultural items from the Internet, music, television and movies

Teens and Their Smartphone Habits…...

on September 16, 2017 by

78.9% of 12- to 17-year-olds in the U.S. will be smartphone users this year, putting them on par with the total…

Have Smartphones Destroyed A Generation...

on September 15, 2017 by

More comfortable online than out partying…But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis

Better Family Engagement In Ministry

on September 15, 2017 by

Search Institute’s Don’t Forget the Families Study…re-examining assumptions about family engagement

Young Cyberbullying Victims Are Double...

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Children and young people under-25 who become victims of cyberbullying are more than twice as likely to enact self-harm and attempt suicide…

Another Argument For Starting School...

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Teens Sleeping in Would Save the U.S. $9 Billion a Year

Flashback: Canadian Study Of Young...

on September 5, 2017 by

Hemorrhaging Faith: Why and When Canadian Young Adults are Leaving, Staying and Returning to Church

Social Media Culture Can Lead To...

on September 2, 2017 by

Risky social media posts…might be a deliberate strategy to fit in with the wider social media culture that makes people believe ‘it’s…