Whether it’s a 3-year-old putting a bright, squishy detergent pack into his mouth or a 17-year-old taking part in an internet challenge, one thing remains the same — detergent packs are ...
When a top YouTube star uploaded a video that showed a dead body hanging in Japan’s Aokigahara forest, the video stayed up for more than 24 hours and was viewed more ...
In recent months, Silicon Valley executives have been speaking out about the purposely addictive designs of smartphones and social media, which make them hard to put down for anyone, but particularly ...
It’s every parent’s nightmare. Your teen has confessed that they are tempted by sex, drugs, underage drinking or any other vice. You are terrified for your teen. What if they give ...
At the start of the new year, parents may encourage their teens to detox from social media, increase exercise, or begin a volunteer project. While kids may bristle at the thought ...
Exposure to trees and other greenery has been shown to stave off depression in adults, and a new study finds the same may be true for teenagers. Researchers looked at more ...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Children in need of an organ transplant often wait longer than adults for available organs, as in many cases, they require organ donations from another child of ...
Teen drama is all-consuming; jealousy and conflicts with friends can make adolescents feel the whole world is against them. Now, new research from the University of Virginia has found ramifications from ...
SALT LAKE CITY — Teens may think they’re playing it safe by using e-cigarettes, hookahs and smokeless tobacco, but they’re twice as likely to have smoked cigarettes a year later if ...
Experts are worried that impressionable teenagers may be influenced by social media or TV shows that ‘romanticise’ the act of suicide. THE grieving families of two California teenagers who committed suicide ...
Recently I did a double-take as I passed my neighbor in his car. He wasn’t in the driver’s seat. He was a passenger. I was startled to see his son operating ...
New research about the intense pressure young women face to share nude photos of themselves is raising questions about how we address some of the norms that have taken hold among ...
Kevin and I sit down at two desks just outside his third period class at a high school in northern San Diego. He is 17 years old and Asian American, with ...
Finally, some good news: A new study finds that delinquent behavior among teens is down sharply in the last decade. Fewer teens are drinking alcohol, using drugs, smoking or taking part ...
When high schooler Mackenzie Baldwin met a stranger online, she’d thought she’d found love. Instead, she was nearly led into what could have been a very dangerous situation. She is joined ...
Ryan Halligan spent the summer before his eighth-grade year in front of a computer talking to a girl on instant messenger. He was convinced she liked him. Sure, he had been ...
A new study adds to a growing body of evidence linking the use of electronic cigarettes and other non-cigarette tobacco products to future use of conventional cigarettes in teens. Adolescents who ...
In 2017 parents revealed that both cyberbullying/bullying and internet safety was their top health concern for their teens (and kids) according to a survey by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll. ...
In a world full of digitally charged teens, it would be unlikely to expect parents to cut their children off from smartphone use completely. “Social media is a regular part of ...
The new year is just a few days away. And many of us are coming up with resolutions. Pediatricians say it’s also a great time to help children focus on forming ...
A study published Tuesday in the journal Clinical Psychological Science finds that increased time spent with popular electronic devices — whether a computer, cell phone or tablet — might have contributed ...
Teens routinely encounter online risks, such as sexual solicitations, cyberbullying and explicit material, but research shows that the negative effects of such exposure appear to be temporary, vanishing for most teens ...
So, what is “sexting”? Well, believe it or not, this is a new rage where teens are sharing sexually risqué messages and/or nude pictures of themselves or others via text or ...
It’s late, you’re tired, and all you want to do is get in the car so you can go home. But what if the driver is drunk? The answer is simple ...
School’s back in session, and it’s time for fall sports, homecoming and other events. When and wherever kids gather, parents often worry about drug and alcohol use. So, how do you ...