"If we say issues of teen suicide, drinking, sex or sexual assault are inappropriate, we’re telling teens who may identify with those themes that there isn’t a safe space for them," said author Jay Asher in an interview during Banned…
By Lora Strum
The suicide rate among teen girls doubled from 2007-2015, reaching a 40-year high according to new analysis from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention. What are the risk factors and what can parents and educators do to support teens?…
By Lora Strum
Digital addictions are not official mental disorders. But researchers see the same patterns in digital addictions as in other substance abuse.
By Lesley McClurg, KQED Science
Eight in 10 feel that Americans are divided when it comes to America's most important values and 6 in 10 say the country is headed in the wrong direction.
By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press
By PBS NewsHour
Teenagers today have never known a world without smartphones and social media, and most of them can’t even conceive of a time where people sat around the dinner table without checking their Instagram pages. We asked a handful of eighth-graders…
Today's teens and tweens are constantly connecting -- to TV, computers, smartphones and tablets. Kids between 8 and 12 report spending an average of 4.5 hours a day in front of a screen, while teenagers spend more than 6.5 hours…
By Laura Santhanam
Thanks largely to the proliferation of smartphones, about one-quarter of all teenagers today spend nearly every waking moment of their lives online, often using social media, according to new research that should come as no surprise to many parents.
The NSA and the Supreme Court, NYPD program monitors teems, future of the postal system.
NewsHour Weekend takes a look at an NYPD program called the Juvenile Robbery Intervention Program. Its aim is to mentor and monitor teens who have been arrested for a robbery. The report's focus is on two New York City neighborhoods.
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