teens

  1. runawaybunny

    Nearly 9 in 10 parents say teens spend too much time gaming

    Many parents mistaken about their child's video game behavior; families report different gaming patterns for teen boys than girls Eighty-six percent of parents agree that teens spend too much time gaming, but many may be mistaken about the extent of their own child's video game habits, a new...
  2. runawaybunny

    2/3 of parents cite barriers in recognizing youth depression

    Teens and preteens are no strangers to depression: 1 in 4 parents say their child knows a peer with depression; 1 in 10 say a child's peer has committed suicide Telling the difference between a teen's normal ups and downs and something bigger is among top challenges parents face in identifying...
  3. runawaybunny

    More electronic device use tied to more sugar and caffeine in teens

    Do young teens who spend more time with TV and electronic devices drink more sugared or caffeinated drinks than others? Yes, they do, says a study of U.S. teens led by McMaster University researchers. It is a concern because many exceed recommended levels of both sugar and caffeine, says...
  4. M

    Three girls of my own and a homeless teen

    Hi there, I’m new to this group and looking for some guidance, support, and advice. I am married with three daughters, 17, 14, and soon to be 11. My 17 and 14 year old girls are on the wrestling team at their school and share a friend on the team. This girl has been dealt a rough deal and...
  5. runawaybunny

    Social media has limited effects on teenage life satisfaction

    Oxford Internet Institute study of teenage social media use and life satisfaction Researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute (OII), part of the University of Oxford, used an eight-year survey of UK households (Understanding Society, part of the UK Household Longitudinal Study) to study how...
  6. runawaybunny

    Teens face health and safety risks exploring sex online

    Teens spend hours every day on internet-connected devices, where limitless opportunities to explore sexuality online. These opportunities don't come without big risks, though. A researcher from Michigan State University found that online sexual experiences can predict whether they become victims...
  7. L

    In School Suspension, Alternate Placements, and Other Ramblings

    First of all, I think the use of ISS ("In School Suspension", though I'm pretty sure all of us here are pretty familiar with it) as anything more than a 1 day punishment is pretty much pointless bullshit. Even just for one day, most of our kids are probably scarcely able to tolerate it. My...
  8. runawaybunny

    Study uncovers 'sextortion' prevalence in teens

    Study on fastest-growing cyberthreat to children first to examine behavior in adolescents across the US According to the United States Department of Justice, "sextortion" is labeled as the most important and fastest-growing cyberthreat to children, with more minor victims per offender than all...
  9. runawaybunny

    More than half of parents of sleep-deprived teens blame electronics

    National poll: 43 percent of parents say their teen has trouble falling asleep or staying asleep; social media and cell phones cited as top reasons It's no secret that many teenagers stay up late to scroll through social media or catch up with friends on phones. And 56 percent of parents of...
  10. runawaybunny

    Digital media use linked to behavioral problems in kids

    Teens who frequently use smartphones and multimedia devices are more likely to develop ADHD symptoms Are children who spend lots of time using digital devices prone to psychiatric problems? A team of USC scientists says yes in a new study that appears today in the Journal of the American...
  11. runawaybunny

    Teens aren’t just risk machines – there’s a method to their madness

    You know the conventional wisdom: Adolescents are impulsive by nature, like bombs ready to go off at the most minor trigger. Parents feel they must cross their fingers and hope no one lights the fuse that will lead to an explosion. Adults often try restricting and monitoring teens’ behavior, in...
  12. runawaybunny

    Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens

    Chronic sleep deprivation--which can involve staying up late, and waking up early for work or school--has become a way of life for both kids and adults, especially with the increasing use of phones and tablets late into the night. But this social jet lag poses some serious health and mental...
  13. M

    15 Year Old TRYING To Get Pregnant!

    Hi everyone. I’m new here. Have been reading posts for a week or so now because my daughter (15) had started seeing a therapist and taking medication. High school started this year and she seemed excited to start and things were going well. Few weeks into the year boyfriend came into the...
  14. runawaybunny

    Digital dating abuse especially bad for girls

    Teens expect to experience some digital forms of abuse in dating, but girls may be suffering more severe emotional consequences than boys, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Michigan and University of California-Santa Barbara examined the impact of gender on high...
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