Just a few years ago, the Internet was connected to stationary desktops, which made monitoring kids’ activity on the web relatively easy. But now, teens have access to always-on Internet connections ...
Research shows that the main reason that kids don’t use alcohol, tobacco, or drugs is because of their parents — because of their positive influence and because they know it would ...
If you’re like most teenagers, you spend a lot of time on a cell phone or instant messenger chatting with friends and uploading photos, videos, and music to websites. You may ...
Amanda Randolph says she was just 15 when she “met” a 44-year-old man in an online chat room. Amanda was looking for someone to talk to. She was lonely. All the ...
Many teens have questions about drugs. On Drug Facts Chat Day, NIDA scientists get to listen in and answer these questions from students all across the country. Read More
What should I know about eating disorders? Most importantly, you should know that Eating disorders require medical attention! The two best-known types of eating disorders are anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. ...
You keep your skin clean. You condition your hair. You’re eating right. You’re doing all you can to look and feel great. But are you missing out on an important part ...
If you met Jordan, you might be surprised to learn that the teen has bipolar disorder. President of his senior class and lead actor in the school play, Jordan is outgoing, ...
It is important to talk to your teenager about the suicide attempt to help him understand what has happened. Without support of family/friends, he may try to makes sense of this ...
Many times in life, you are going to be pressured into doing something you don’t want to. Your teenage years are no exception. In fact, this is a time in your ...
Teens watch parents using their phones while driving and emulate that behavior The statistics on teens texting and driving aren’t good — four in ten admit to it — and that ...
They say it is a period of whirlwinds when adolescence hits an individual. This is a time when everything seems to run amok; mentally and emotionally, physically as well. As parents, ...
Parents can play a vital role in helping teens succeed in school by being informed and lending a little support and guidance. Even though teens are seeking independence, parental involvement is ...
Where has the summer gone? It seems like just yesterday that the final school bell rang and students eagerly raced for the door to begin their much awaited break. Fast forward ...
Girls who go through puberty earlier than their peers may be more vulnerable to abuse from a boyfriend, new research suggests. These girls were more likely to say a boyfriend had ...
Friendships can be tricky to navigate at any age, but they are especially so during adolescence. For many kids, friendships during middle school are difficult, but high school friendships can also ...
Picture a teen couple in the hallway at school between classes. At first glance, they look pretty normal. In fact, they seem so close. But if you look a little closer ...
If your boyfriend regularly humiliates you, manipulates you into doing things you do not want to do or intimidates you in any way, then he is abusive and a bully. Slowly, ...
You probably see and hear a lot about alcohol—from TV, movies, music, and your friends. But what are the real facts about underage alcohol use? Read More
Bullying has been around forever. But now, with new technology, bullying is taken to a new level. Cyberbullying is the term for any kind of harassment, embarrassment, or bullying using the ...
In today’s world of social networking and information sharing, both adults and kids often times forget to think twice about what they share online. Here’s a list of 7 topics teens ...
“He came into my office visibly upset; we shared a quick greeting and before you know it he shoved a cell phone close to my eyes and said, “Look at this!” ...
Spend much time surfing the web? If you do, you need to be wary of things that lurk on the dark side of the Internet. Not only are there viruses, hackers ...
A common rite of passage for teenagers is getting their driver’s license. Before teens get their license, they have to prepare themselves thoroughly. Here are a five tips for teens as ...
Prescription drug misuse has become a large public health problem, because misuse can lead to addiction, and even overdose deaths. For teens, it is a growing problem: -After marijuana and alcohol, ...
Healthy relationships involve respect, trust, and consideration for the other person. Abusive relationships don’t have these qualities. Instead, they involve mistreatment, disrespect, intense jealousy, controlling behavior, or physical violence. Read More
Teenagers face a host of pressures, from the changes of puberty to questions about who they are and where they fit in. With all this turmoil and uncertainty, it isn’t always ...
Chaz Wing was 12 when they came after him. The classmates who tormented him were children, too, entering the age of pimples and cracking voices. Eventually, he swore under oath, the ...
The teenage years can be some of the most exciting time in a child’s life but also some of the most stressful. Here are some tips for promoting social-emotional health among ...
Are you concerned that someone you know may be at risk for suicide? Your first step in helping may be as simple as learning the FACTS or warning signs. The following ...