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Why do teenagers need more sleep? Jens-Olaf Walter

Why teen brains need later school start time

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?
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A day in the digital life of teenagers

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.
Merely consuming digital content doesn’t do much for kids. But digital tools can introduce them to new ways of creating. Shutterstock

Why ‘binge watching’ is to blame for kids not learning

Teenagers spend more time consuming media than they do sleeping. Most of this consumption is passive - a habit that's creeping into classrooms, too.

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