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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Teens who can’t put away their phones aren’t just entranced: Their brains actually have a chemical imbalance, a small new study has found. When researchers in South Korea used spectroscopy — ...
For some parents, understanding the pressure of social media can be difficult, and as a result, some teens may feel they cannot talk to their parents about cyberbullying, body image problems ...
Teens…One minute they want all of our attention, and the next they want nothing to do with us. What happened to my open, sometimes clingy son? He used to share everything ...
Nina Langton had no right to be depressed. At least, that’s how she saw it. She had a great group of friends, lived in a prosperous neighborhood, and was close with ...
Know any teen boys who do just enough to get by? Who have time for YouTube but not homework or household chores? Who aren’t in real trouble, just disengaged? An “opt ...
Social media, a part of childhood that parents worry about but can’t seem to control, is a legitimate cause for concern. “Status of Mind,” a four-year U.K. study conducted by Young ...
Computers and modern technology are taking up a lot of teens’ time. While there are some perks to technology, there are also some negative things associated with it. A national survey ...
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 ...
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 ...
Social media can be dangerous if used destructively. Over half of parents are very concerned about how much time teens spend scrolling through their social feeds, according to a study just ...
Tinder for teens is now a thing, and it’s not a good thing if you ask Utah’s Internet Crimes Against Children, knows as ICAC. While parents are not going to like ...
When it comes to social media, there are a number of positive aspects. For instance, teens can keep up with friends who move away and make connections with others who have ...
In the past year, a million children were victims of cyberbullying on Facebook, according to a recently released Consumer Reports survey. About 20 percent of students age 11 to 18 surveyed ...
Human beings are social animals. The urge to meet new people is in our genetic code, and nowhere is it stronger than among our teens. And for this generation, social networking ...
Google, Email, Facebook. On your laptop, at your desk, on your smart phone. As you probably already know, the Internet now plays a huge role in our daily lives. Although the ...
One of my favorite things about playing Avery Jennings on Dog With a Blog, is that I get to play a real teenager who deals with everyday issues. This weekend’s episode ...
In 2013, a heartbreaking case made international headlines and struck at the core of parents throughout the world. It all began when then 7th grader Canadian Amanda Todd went online using ...
Anyone who is a parent today did not grow up with the generation of technology that teens are using to capture and document a tremendous amount of their lives on social ...
Today’s teens and tweens are connected to one another, and to the world, via digital technology more than any previous generation. Recent data suggests that social media venues like Facebook and ...
Jade was in eighth grade when the mean messages started. The emails, texts, and posts got worse. It was so bad that she eventually changed schools. Jade says she has come ...
Adolescence can be a confusing time for just about any kid. It also can be the time of life when mental health and addiction issues begin, says Stephanie Zerwas, a Chapel ...
The rates of teen drinking and drug use in the United States and the UK have fallen over the last 10 years. According to the New York Times, researchers are attributing ...
The daughter of a retired marine is being recognized by a national nonprofit that serves military families. She entered a scholarship competition from “Operation Homefront.” While she didn’t win, she was ...
If you have not heard of Snapchat app, don’t count yourself young. Snapchat is an app that lets people, mainly teenagers, send each other photos and short videos that disappear after ...
A Vancouver cyberbullying researcher is urging parents to talk to their kids about online safety after an Abbotsford, B.C. teen was charged with child pornography and cyberbullying offences after being accused ...
Sorry, but a new study shows that a large number of teenage girls and boys are sexting on their iPhones. More than 80 percent of these teens are under the age ...
So much of teenage life happens in the online world. The activities that once took a large amount of time and effort, such as finding entertainment, shopping, and socializing, to name ...