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Analysis and Comment (2)

We need to acknowledge the diverse contexts in which teens engage in sexting. We need to acknowledge the diverse contexts in which teens engage in sexting. Mahdi Abdulrazak

‘Sexting’ teens: decriminalising young people’s sexual practices

Cases of teenagers “sexting” each other have recently provoked panicked responses by media, parents, educators and policy makers in Australia. Now a Victorian parliamentary inquiry into the practice has…
Self-harm is a response to emotions that feel intolerable and unbearable to young people who aren’t yet equipped to deal with them. Self-harm is a response to emotions that feel intolerable and unbearable to young people who aren’t yet equipped to deal with them. Gareth Williams

Growing pains: puberty responsible for most teenage self-harm

A study published today in the Lancet shows that while self-harm is relatively common among teenagers, most young people will naturally stop hurting themselves as they develop biologically and emotionally…

Research Briefs (5)

How teen brains process risk and reward

Increased time spent with peers may attune the teenage brain to the reward value of risky behaviour, leading to a focus on…