Life online is still life, but with extra challenges.
Nearly half of teens say the effect of social media is neither positive nor negative on them; it is just life as they know it. So let's support them through the highs and lows.
Traditional sports aren’t the only way to be active.
Want teenagers to be more active? Just talk to them first
Many teenagers who self-harm do so to cope with overwhelming thoughts and emotions.
A doctor explains how he introduces mindfulness to self-harming youth in the emergency room.
Hannah Baker, played by Katherine Langford, eventually takes her own life in the show 13 Reasons Why.
Although a US study found a spike in teen suicides after 13 Reasons Why first aired on Netflix, rates of suicide are generally on the rise. The last thing we should do is shy away from the show.
Despite what the statistics suggest, many teenage parents say having a baby has transformed their lives.
David Gillespie’s new book is full of exaggerated claims that are often not backed up by science.
In his new book, Teen Brain, David Gillespie suggests anxiety and other problems are on the rise among teenagers due to smartphones and tablets. This could be true, but his claims are overblown.
Children watch a performance of Much Ado About Nothing at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Cesare De Giglio/Shakespeare's Globe
Study uncovers what inner-city teenagers really thing about Hamlet et al.
Boys practice baseball at a park in San Antonio de Guerra, a small municipality in the Dominican Republic.
Some of the best players in the world come from this small Caribbean nation, where an entire system of training young talent has blossomed. But few actually make it to the big leagues.
Children now spend more time at home and alone with their parents – new research.
When it comes to linguistic innovation, young women are often leading the charge.
A linguist explains the physical technicalities and sociological meanings of creaky voice' – a sound found in diverse gender and age groups, yet often associated particularly with younger women.
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.
What’s your move?
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.