With the ever-increasing media coverage of mass shootings in the U.S., even the youngest children are now repeatedly exposed to violent images on TV and online.
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The unending stream of violence on news and entertainment programming can have a negative impact on kids of all ages.
Anyone who has trawled through an internet forum will have seen how anonymity can change people. What happens when young people are thrown into the mix?
Requiring adult supervision for 16 and 17 year olds is undermining health and community, and a huge overreach from police.
In this new work at Melbourne’s Rising Festival, Anything & Everything lets kids tell us how they see themselves and the world around them.
Anti-abortion protesters use bullhorns to counter abortion rights advocates outside the Supreme Court on May 3, 2022.
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25 states aren’t expected to ban abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade. But limits on abortion in these places, too, make it an uncertain refuge for people seeking abortions elsewhere.
Mental health and socio-economic factors were identified as heightening the risk of self-harm for teenagers.
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Data linkage, assessing information from over 113,000 teenagers in South London, addresses important gaps in research on the mental health and socio-economic risk factors for self-harm.
A recent report from Ofcom found children as young as three are watching videos on TikTok.
Representations of girls on screen have become much better over the years but there is still a vocal audience who would rather they be tame and demure.
The older Alana is smitten by Gary in ‘Licorice Pizza.’
Teen boys who date adult women tend to experience their relationships differently than girls who date older men.
How do students’ religious lives influence their academic ones?
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Researchers have spent decades studying how demographics affect American students’ opportunities and performance, but many questions remain about religion and school.
It’s too soon to recommend booster shots for younger children. But we can watch what’s happening in the US, where children as young as 12 are receiving theirs.
Online sexually violent behaviour can include sharing intimate images without consent.
The pandemic has led to an increase in online interactions, including sexually violent behaviours. Teens as young as 12 are affected, but many victims are not aware of their options in seeking justice.
Today, teens are often seen as troublesome and difficult. Ancient Roman writers also described adolescence as a period of “hooliganism and debauchery.”
Teens across millennia have yearned to explore, try new things and participate in risky behaviours. The key difference, however, seems to be the experience of a rebellion or restlessness.
So far in 2021, there have been over 200 school shootings.
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With school shootings in 2021 at the highest they’ve ever been, experts on the topic offer advice about what to do about it.
Ethan Crumbley being arraigned on charges including murder.
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Disturbing online posts and written messages were purportedly left by Ethan Crumbley in the days running up to deadly school shooting.
The scene of the latest – but likely not the last – U.S. school shooting.
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A 15-year-old sophomore killed four students in a Michigan school attack. The gun he used was purchased by his father just four days earlier.
We explored experiences of cyberbullying among young people in the UK. This is what we found.
Primary and secondary school students who ate five servings of fruit or veg daily had better mental wellbeing.
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One in ten secondary school students didn’t eat a single serving of fruits or vegetables daily.
Many U.S. states follow some form of “mature minor doctrine” allowing teens to make medical decisions without parental consent, including COVID-19 vaccination.
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Some states have a legal framework allowing “mature minors” to make their own health care decisions – but they apply it in different ways, and some don’t have it at all.
Black parents are having to call off work to deal with their children’s minor infractions at school.
Suspensions don’t just harm Black children – they also harm their parents’ employment, a school discipline expert argues in a forthcoming book.