Adolescence has always been hard, but there’s not much evidence to suggest it’s worse for kids these days.
Many adolescent pressures are age old, others newer, such as having followers on social media.
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Kids today face a variety of digital stressors –from negotiating how much communication to have with close friends to digital abuse.
Can learning to write about sex help young people navigate their love lives?
Sex is part of young people's lives. So how do we teach young authors to navigate tricky narrative waters when they write about it?
You often hear it said that 'privacy is dead'. Our cybersecurity expert explains why that's not true, yet.
Weapons and flames: this ‘dream car’ design by teenagers doesn’t include any safety features.
Teenagers are more interested in gadgets and flashy desig in their first car than they are about safety features. So how do we make them think safety is important?
Square eyes = no prize.
Teenagers spend one-third of their lives sitting down and three hours a day watching TV. New findings confirm that it's not just their health that is at risk.
In a world of their own?
Teenagers need to make friends outside their own cliques – and schools should help them.
The only bad influence was on the kids' fashion sense.
New research shows that depression doesn't spread between teenagers but having mentally healthy friends can protect you.
Taking a vape.
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Fewer teenagers are taking up smoking, but one study has found a link between e-cigarettes and a potentially more dangerous addiction.
Growing up is never easy – especially when your childish status updates are still online.
Doomed to fail?
Only 1% of adolescent friendships last the distance - but could our schools be the real root of the problem?
Siblings often turn out to be very different from each other. Ever wondered why?
Parents tend to have greater expectations of their firstborns. But, it's different when the younger sibling is a girl. What impact does it have on their grades?
Out of the picture.
Young men are being forgotten when it comes to teenage pregnancy but helping them share responsibility could have a big impact.
Death rates from type 1 diabetes in UK males aged 15 to 24 have almost doubled since 2000.
Death rates for young men with type 1 diabetes in the UK have shot past similar figures for Western Europe. Greater focus on adolescents could save lives.
How will they feel if they find their parents are monitoring their every online movement?
Teenagers need to trust their parents and learn about trusting others. Apps like Teensafe might undermine both.
Melbourne teenager Jake Bilardi was troubled and thus susceptible to Islamic State propaganda well before he joined them and died as a suicide bomber.
The instinctive response to Islamic State propaganda is to counter it with more propaganda. But my analysis shows that's not working. We should not play their game on their field with their ball.
Is my hour up yet?
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A new study has suggested the answer is one hour a day. But that might not be right for everyone.
Could cyberbullies be in need of help as well?
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Should cyberbullies be isolated and shamed? Or should they be helped ? Victims of cyberbullying could take to being cyberbullies themselves.
It may be a taboo discussion but let’s face the reality.
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Teenagers see and use porn – rather than bury our head in the sand let's help them to discuss and understand its effects.
Not a naughty word.
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A new report from MPs on the Education Select Committee calling for sex education to be made statutory, has much in it to be welcomed by those who have been campaigning for improvements in the provision…