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Jim Liebelt

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Jim is Senior Writer, Editor and Researcher for the HomeWord Center for Youth and Family at Azusa Pacific University. Jim has over 25 years of experience as a youth and family ministry specialist, and has been on the HomeWord staff since 1998. He has served over the years as a pastor, author, youth ministry trainer, adjunct college instructor and speaker. Jim’s culture blog and parenting articles appear on HomeWord.com. Jim is a contributing author of culture and parenting articles to Crosswalk.com. Jim and his wife Jenny live in Olympia, WA.
What's Hot? 5/31/13

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Tween Girls Susceptible to Mobile Advertising

New research shows that female tweens are highly susceptible to mobile advertising.

Teen Birth Rate Hit Another Record Low in 2011

The teen birthrate in 2011 set another new record low, according to the latest federal data. The numbers reflect a continued trend downward for teens having babies.

Childhood Bullying Increases Risk of Self-Harm in Adolescence

A new study has proven that being bullied during childhood directly increases the likelihood of self- harm in late adolescence.

Teens Seeing Less Tobacco in Movies, But More Alcohol

A study of top movies between 1996 and 2009 show fewer tobacco product placements, while the appearance of alcohol increased.

YouTube at Eight: Still Growing

YouTube just turned eight-years-old and the social networking video site keeps growing. YouTube users now upload 100 hours of video every minute, up from 72 hours every minute this time last year.

What's Hot? 5/24/13

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

One Third of Millennials Regret Going to College

An indication of how burdensome student loans have become: About one third of millennials say they would have been better off working, instead of going to college and paying tuition.

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy

Teens are sharing more information about themselves on social media sites than they have in the past, but they are also taking a variety of technical and non-technical steps to manage the privacy of that information.

Teens Cooling on Facebook but Warming to Twitter

Some teens are growing tired of the excessive sharing and “drama” on Facebook and more are turning to sites like Twitter and Instagram to express themselves, according to a new study.

Sleep-Deprived Teens Cause Crashes

A large, new study helps explain why so many teens and young adults are involved in motor accidents: They're sleepy.

Most Parents Not Aware Teen Is Using "Study Drugs"

Many parents are not aware that their teenage children abuse "study drugs," a new poll suggests.

What's Hot? 5/17/13

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Depression in Teen Girls Linked to Absent Fathers in Early Childhood

New research indicates that girls whose fathers were absent during their early childhood are more likely to become depressed in their teen years.

Chronic Fatigue in Teens May Be Sign of Depression

Long lasting fatigue in teens may indicate depression or anxiety disorders, according to a new study.

Teens Who Text and Drive Take Other Driving Risks

More than 4 in 10 teens admit to texting while driving, and those that do are more likely to engage in other risks while driving.

Study Links Adolescent Bullies to Later Criminal Behavior

Adults who say they bullied others when they were adolescents may have a higher likelihood of engaging in criminal behavior later in life, according to new research from UT Dallas.

What's Hot? 5/10/13

A listing of hot cultural items from the the Internet, music, television and movies.

Texting While Driving Now Leading Cause of Death for Teen Drivers

Texting while driving has become a greater hazard than drinking and driving among teenagers who openly acknowledge sending and reading text messages while behind the wheel of a moving vehicle.

Study: Teen Athletes May Not Report Concussion Symptoms

Despite knowing the risk of serious injury from playing football with a concussion, half of high school football players would continue to play if they had a headache stemming from an injury sustained on the field.

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