Sleep deprivation in teenagers as a result of early school start has been a topic of much debate. Are teenagers just lazy, or is there more to their inability to wake up early?
Researchers and policy makers alike are missing out on a vital resource – young people themselves.
Why we should lament the sharp drop in the number of teenagers taking the one-year qualifications.
What happens when games and social media infiltrate society to the point that we all become avatars and anonymous usernames?
We've had enough studies suggesting that games are good for us. We need to start asking why.
Teenagers are heavily influenced by what their friends eat, to the extent that they forget about their parents' cooking.
The high-school prom has been assimilated into British culture – but how far do ours deviate from the iconic American tradition?
Conduct disorder is not just teen rebellion, as some experts claim. Brain scans suggest that it's a psychiatric disorder.
The ephemeral social media platform Snapchat is a hit with young people. And while it can lead to risky behaviour, it can also encourage creative experimentation and socialisation.
This French film about upper middle-class teenagers having orgies gets to the heart of teen sex issues in the age of YouTube.
A book about drug addiction and prostitution aimed at 'young adults' was a very daring thing 20 years ago.
Schools need to avoid practices that exclude badly behaved students and instead offer more ongoing, personalised support.
We should fret less about what teenagers do with their phones, and spend more time talking to them about what the digital, connected future holds for them.
Sex education in American classrooms tends to focus on physical acts, disease and pregnancy. It provides little support to teenage boys for their need for emotional intimacy.
The start of a new school year is the time when shy teenagers are least likely to be excluded from new friendship groups.
Commonly prescribed antidepressants increase the risk of suicidal thoughts in teenagers, so why isn't this a bigger deal in drug trials?
The young have a rich, linguistic vein – just don't try and copy them.
Make sure your teenager doesn't stay up all night.
Teenagers spend more time consuming media than they do sleeping. Most of this consumption is passive - a habit that's creeping into classrooms, too.
Many adolescent pressures are age old, others newer, such as having followers on social media.