New research finds that the different ways boys and girls use digital technology might explain the discrepancy.
As the year winds down, we'll get you up to speed. Plus, there's no better way to kill a trend than to bring it up at the dinner table in front of your kids.
Parents shouldn't fear putting tech under the tree. In fact, it could bring families closer together.
'Problematic smartphone use' has similar features to a behavioural addiction – and may potentially lead to poorer mental health.
Faced with uncertainty over their next meal, teens in a Texas study reveal the various things they resort to in order to put food on the family table.
NICE guidelines suggest that boys who come to come to A&E because of self-harm should be admitted to hospital. Often, this isn't happening.
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens in America. But there may be ways to study the stress response and figure out who is most at risk.
The idea that we can sit down calmly and rationally and explain to our children how they can take drugs safely overlooks a bundle of emotional issues.
Adolescence is a time of heightened vulnerability around body image. Instagram's policy to stop teens viewing posts advertising weight loss 'solutions' and cosmetic procedures is socially responsible.
For decades, those working in social care focused on the risks children face in their family home. But what about when they leave the front door?
Four ways to teach children about consent.
Long-term or historical use of oral contraceptives may lead to an increased risk of depression in later years; understanding the risk will better inform the decision whether or not to take the pill.
The timing of puberty can influence a child's bone strength throughout adolescence and into early adulthood.
Obesity crisis: pizza, pastries, chips, donuts, cookies, hot dogs, and burgers – just your average school lunch.
Teens who see alcohol on TV are more likely to drink. A marketing professor explains how to counter this phenomenon.
There isn't much space in Zambia's rural areas for open, judgement-free communication with friends and parents about sexual matters.
New research looked closely at the lives of thousands of 14 year olds to discover that fewer are having oral sex and intercourse than previous generations.
If you thought this was about boring box-ticking chats before you leave school for the last time, think again.
While we can't tell you what to do with your body, we can give you some information to help make an informed decision about shaving your pubic hair.
Nearly half of teens say the effect of social media is neither positive nor negative on them; it is just life as they know it. So let's support them through the highs and lows.