By 2015, 43 percent of teens reported sleeping less than seven hours a night on most nights – meaning almost half of U.S. teens are significantly sleep-deprived.
By Jean Twenge, The Conversation
Chances are good that even young teenagers will have heard about opioids and overdose deaths at some point. But Margie Skeer from Tufts University warns that pretending that opioid use is not a problem – or thinking that a child…
By Margie Skeer, Tufts University
Drug overdose deaths among teenagers have ticked up after years of decline, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Synclaire Cruel
The promise of social media is instant human connection. But for many teens, greater use of social media mans a far greater sense of isolation, according to an increasing body of evidence. William Brangham speaks with Jean Twenge, author of…
By PBS NewsHour
“Dear Evan Hansen,” a surprise hit musical, is the story of an ordinary teen who all his life has felt invisible. But when a classmate commits suicide, Hansen is mistakenly seen as his one friend and becomes the center of…
By Sophia Bollag, Associated Press
Lawmakers in more than a dozen states are trying to increase voter participation by targeting young people.
By Christine Vestal, Stateline
As marijuana legalization sweeps the nation, physicians and public health officials are sounding alarms about its potentially harmful effects on young people.
By Tim Henderson, Stateline
The share of high school seniors across the country who have a driver’s license dropped from 85.3 percent in 1996 to a record low 71.5 percent in 2015.
Blurb: The 2016 election mudslinging from “crooked” Hillary Clinton and “dangerously incoherent” Donald Trump has even piqued the interest of teens — and made teaching high school civics that much more difficult. So it’s time to get creative, which one…
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