Parental controls and surveillance have their place but internal safeguards like empathy, resilience and values serve children throughout their lives, whether online or offline.
Research shows that grandparents’ involvement in their grandchildren’s lives plays a critically important role in a child’s overall health and development.
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Models shows that some 4 million people in the US have lost a grandparent to COVID-19. But until now, there has been a dearth of research into the mental health effects of losing a grandparent.
Nigeria’s large population of young people may become a burden if not healthy and well educated.
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Nigeria must prioritise investment in education, health and infrastructure to harness the opportunities of its huge population.
The cause of the deaths of 21 young people in a South African pub is still unclear.
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Adolescent alcohol consumption is driven by several factors such as the availability of alcohol and social norms.
The mortality rate among young adults is higher than it should be, statistically.
The risk of dying changes over the course of a lifetime. Very high at birth, it falls and then gradually rises again… except for a peak after adolescence. Why such a statistical anomaly?
A woman holds a child in her arms after crossing the border from Ukraine to Siret, Romania, on Feb. 25. Romania, which borders Ukraine, is seeing an influx of refugees as many flee the Russian invasion.
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How to have important conversations with kids about world events like those taking place in Ukraine, and how to tailor them based on age and maturity levels — from child psychologists.
Exposure to healthy nutrition from adolescence can set the stage for a healthy life ahead and good dietary habits.
Adolescence lies between childhood and adulthood, but adolescents are neither big children nor little adults. They have increased food requirements to support their rapid physical growth and maturation.
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.
Facebook renamed itself Meta in 2021, but the year was more notable for revelations about the company’s bad behavior.
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Meta felt the heat in 2021 as whistleblower revelations, congressional ire and demands for data knocked the company back on its heels. Here’s a look at research into the problems Meta poses for society.
The fear of missing out seems to be an important risk factor contributing to youth feelings of social disconnection.
Research suggests that an important question parents can consider with pre-teens and teens is: “What are you doing online and how is it making you feel?”
To fight economic inequality, female dependency on relationships and gender-based violence, female education is critical.
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Adolescent girls and young women aged 15 to 24 accounted for 25% of new infections, while making up only 10% of the population.
The evidence is clear: the age of criminal responsibility is far too young at present..
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The present healthcare structure in Nigeria contributes to the suffering of people living with diabetes in the country.
There is a clear need for youth-centred policy at the federal and provincial levels that specifically addresses dating violence.
One in three Canadian youth experience dating violence. Early intervention is critical to preventing the negative effects, but adolescents report significant barriers to finding support.
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.
Youth in New Mexico used their own experiences with arrest and incarceration to advocate for others.
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A youth group gives juvenile offenders a chance to advocate for change in the justice system.
Students nearing the end of high school worried about their schoolwork and education more than younger students.
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Students’ academic worries persisted through the pandemic. A developmental scientist offers tips to support young people heading back to school.
Adolescence is a key stage of development for the growth of empathy.
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Teenagers develop empathy over time, but those who feel safe and connected with their families may have a head start.
Mothers wait with their babies to receive treatment at a dispensary .
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The average Nigerian woman or child faces a host of hindrances in accessing health services.
The question of whether we should be vaccinating children and adolescents against COVID-19 is currently being debated. Here’s why the answer is ‘not yet’.