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 ...
Prom is a night that almost all teens look forward to, and yet it can end in disaster for some with consequences that are far-reaching. Staying safe on prom night isn’t ...
Whether you are finishing your first year of middle school or your last year of high school, the end of the school year is always the most difficult. Students contract “summer ...
Spring break is practically universal for “let loose and go wild.” But while you’ve earned your right to have a fun, relaxing, and exciting week off from school, it’s important not ...
Every day is a challenge. I wake up with a nervous stomachache. I get dressed and put on my mascara, trying to hold the brush tightly with shaky hands. I try ...
Mental illness, like physical illness, needs treatment. Stigma and the fear of judgment can force a young person into silence. Hiding depression is common. Untreated teen depression can lead to self-medication ...
If you don’t have a date this Valentine’s Day, don’t stay at home and pout. This holiday can be just as fun for singles as it is for couples. On February ...
Bullying can happen to anyone—and it’s not always so simple to recognize. Check out some of these questions to determine what your next steps may be in your specific case. Read ...
The time will come in almost every teen’s life when they are confronted with drugs or alcohol. Some lucky ones may not experience this kind of peer pressure, but the unfortunate ...
Feeling like there are too many pressures and demands on you? Losing sleep worrying about tests and schoolwork? Eating on the run because your schedule is just too busy? You’re not ...
In the six months after her parents’ divorce, 13-year-old Caroline (not her real name) gained more than 20 pounds. Feeling sad and alone, she consoled herself with food — and lots ...
We communicate in many ways, not just with our words. But nonverbal signals are often missed in conversation. Now, social scientists have found a way to train machines to spot the ...
In the fight against obesity in teens, we’ve considered a number of different strategies — taxing sugary drinks, rewriting food labels and encouraging young people to cut down on screen time. ...
A variety of studies over the past decade have explored the use of mobile devices and sleep and found the two aren’t a good match, but a single study can only ...
It’s getting more dangerous for school-age children and teens to walk to school. Safe Kids Worldwide president and CEO Kate Carr joins Lunch Break with Tanya Rivero and discusses dangerous behavior ...
It seems that every generation feels the need to push the limits when it comes to risky behavior. For teens today, that means bypassing the old-fashioned rum-and-Cokes and heading straight for ...
When his younger brother was harassed via text and social media, Matthew Kaplan created an anti-bullying workshop for his brother’s class that moved the bullies to apologize. Read More
There are a lot of things that are contagious, and they aren’t all just sicknesses. Whether it’s someone’s mood, opinion or look, we tend to pick up what the people around ...
Body and food shaming are no strangers to the spotlight in mass media. They have created much discussion across the nation and opened up new ways for people to learn to ...
Thinking Film published the Out Of Touch video series to fight homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying in Merseyside schools. The videos were created to help the Young Person’s Advisory Service (YPAS) ...
Dating these days isn’t really called dating. Nowadays teens call it ‘talking’ or ‘hanging out.’ For the younger set, middle schoolers who are 11 and 12 years old, being in a ...
Shortly after my now-husband proposed to me, he broached a delicate subject. After dinner one night, he sheepishly looked at me and asked me to reveal a part of myself that ...
A Penticton teen who has been living with a rare and deadly disease while braving years of teasing and torment is spending some of her final days speaking up so others ...
You know when you’re at a cafeteria and you’ve got your lunch, and then you just don’t know where to sit? You don’t want to sit alone, but you also don’t ...
Web safety experts have voiced their concern over a new Facebook app aimed at teenagers. The app, called Lifestage, was released with no fanfare this week, and is available for anyone ...
It’s been weeks since Pokemon Go entered our hearts and lives, and it shows no signs of slowing down. People may roll their eyes and cite numerous stupid things that people ...
As communities nationwide battle a growing opioid and heroin use epidemic, researchers and public health officials are scrambling to identify how abuse may begin. One of those sources, research suggests, could ...
If you are a follower and allow others to decide who you will be friends with, then you are succumbing to peer pressure. The term “peers” means people who are part ...
Have you ever sent a sext? I know that I have — and accidentally published that sext on my Snap story for several hours. While that was my mistake, your sexts ...
High school students have a lot on their plate, and they usually sacrifice sleep to maintain it all. Sleep, and getting enough of it, is one of the biggest factors in ...