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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.

The [Adult] Kids Are Alright [Mostly]

Seventy-three percent of parents report mostly positive relationships with children ages 18 to 29.

43 Percent of Teens Text While Driving

According to a new study, about 43 percent of high-school students taking part in a survey have said that they have texted while driving in the past month.

What's Hot? 5/3/13

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

For Many Young Adults, 'Fantasy Gap' Exists Between Materialism & Work Ethic

A new study shows that there is a growing gap for today’s young adults between materialism and the desire to work hard.

Moms Lead Social Media Use

All major social sites see more usage among moms compared with the general population.

Managers to Millennials: Job Interview No Time to Text

Many college grads lack interview skills. They take calls, text and sometimes bring their parents or pets to interviews. HR execs blame a coddled generation weaned on smartphones and social media.

Survey: Nearly 1 in 4 Teens Drive While Impaired

Nearly a quarter of teens — 23% — admit to driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana or prescription drugs used illegally at some point, a new survey finds.

What's Hot? 4/26/13

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

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