Harnessing adolescents’ readiness to help can be good for them and their communities.
Teens get a bad rap as selfish, dangerous risk-takers. But neuroscience and psychology research is revising that image: Adolescents are primed to help those around them, with positive benefits for all.
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A new study reveals how women's experiences as teenagers shapes the way they deal with hookup culture at university.
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Getting young people active just requires some creative thinking.
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A new study reports that school-based physical activity interventions are ineffective in improving young people's activity levels. But we just need to think outside the box if we want them to work.
Sleep deprivation among teens spiked after 2012 – just as smartphone use became common.
Some say the hysteria over screen time echoes parents' worries that their kids were watching too much TV in the 1980s. But new studies show there's nothing overblown about parents' growing concern.
Chronic pain is described as an 'invisible enemy' and a 'malign invader'.
Children need be able to identify potentially harmful sexual behaviours, including sexting, from a young age.
Teenagers should try to include a combination of aerobic activities (swimming or walking), strength training (sit ups or weight training) and flexibility training (yoga or stretching).
All Australians aged 13-17 are encouraged to do 60 minutes of physical activity a day.
Family is far more important for developing engagement of young people in civil society than previously thought.
Taking a chance.
Problem gambling among children has gone up, and it's got everything to do with gambling-like features in video games.
More than 800 students told researchers what they value most in their friends.
For teenagers, blogging about politics in school can help them hone their views – and be more tolerant of others'.
Research shows that there is a stark geographical divide in the experiences of girls growing up in the UK today.
Many teenagers have stopped using Facebook and have gravitated instead to image-sharing platforms like Instagram.
Teens – especially wealthier ones – are walking away from Facebook, towards picture-centric social media.
Teens are questioning the suggestion that they can’t get their stories straight and that abusive behaviour is to be expected at their age. Here teens from the 1980s pose for a time capsule.
Last week's hearing with Brett Kavanaugh raised questions about how responsible we are for our youthful actions. A legal scholar says that youthful inexperience doesn’t let us off the hook.
Are white boys given longer to grow up?
What exactly do we mean by teenage behavior? And who gets to be this kind of teenager?
Fewer young people are drinking these days – but the pressure during freshers’ week can be intense.
Having the right rucksack matters in the playground.
Consumerism is entering the playground and placing further pressure on already stretched parents.
The arts can help schools to really tackle the mental health crisis.