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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.
Hyper-Texting Poses New Health Risk for Teens

New research has found hyper-texting and hyper-networking are now giving rise to a new health risk category for teens.

YouTube Beats out Facebook as Top Youth Social Media Brand

A new Harris poll says that YouTube is the top social media brand among America's youth.

College Students Are Connected...to Their Cellphones

Survey says: College students are very connected to their cellphones. Duh. (Results via infographic.)

What's Hot? 10/28/11

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

11 Biggest Mistakes for Parents Who Are Facebook Friends With Their Kids

So your kids finally friended you on Facebook. Congratulations! Now what? Avoid the top 11 mistakes parents make on Facebook. Avoid them like the plague.

Top 10 Teen Driver Mistakes

Gary Tsifrin, founder of Oakland, Calif.-based DriversEd.com, shares his expertise on some of the most common mistakes young drivers make.

Hollywood Horror -- The Decline of Young Moviegoers

Horror movies are undergoing their own bloodbath underperforming at the box office, largely due to the absence of young people.

Apple Brands Dominate Youth Market

The new 2012 Harris Poll Youth EquiTrend® study, by Harris Interactive reveals Apple's computers, iPads and iPhones dominate the technology youth market. The annual study benchmarks the brands that America's youth prefer and those that have the ability to dominate their industries' youth market share.

Teens Hear 34 Liquor Brands a Day in Rap, Hip-Hop Music

For every hour that American teens listen to music, they hear more than three references to brand-name alcohol -- about 34 in the course of day.

What's Hot? 10/21/11

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

IQ Scores of Teens May Change Over Time

A teen's IQ is not set in stone, according to a new study. Instead, the standard measure of intelligence -- often used to predict future success -- can fluctuate dramatically.

Study Shows When Teen Drivers Most Likely to Crash

Teen drivers are about 50 percent more likely to crash in the first month of unsupervised driving than they are after a full year of experience driving on their own.

Parents Distracted While Teaching Kids to Drive

A majority of parents admit being distracted by cellphones or other electronic devices — even while teaching their children to drive.

Study Links Swearing on TV to Teen Aggression

A new study finds that the more profanity teens are exposed to through television and video games, the more accepting they are of swearing and the more likely they are to use profanity themselves. Those kids who swore more were also more likely to engage in physical aggression.

Teens Buzzing for Drunk Gummy Bears

Teens are soaking gummy bears in vodka for several days and eating it to get a buzz.

Close Relationship with Mom Affects Teen Sexual Attitudes

Teen boys who watch a lot of TV and also have a close relationship with their mother are more susceptible to harmful stereotypical views of women and sex, but for girls, a strong attachment to mom acts as a buffer against television's negative effect on sexual views.

What's Hot? 10/14/11

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

91% of Kids (Ages 2 - 17) Are Video Gamers

Fastest growth in video gaming found in the 2-to-5-year-old segment of the population.

Teens Using Condoms More Often, But Not Consistently

Sexually active teens are using condoms more often, but inconsistently, finds a federal survey that asked its largest-ever sample of teens about their sex lives.

Top 20 Games to Watch for Holiday 2011

Nielsen’s Top 20 Games to Watch reveals the most anticipated games of the 2011 holiday season, with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 the most coveted among active U.S. gamers.

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