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Why cyberbullying is an important issue
  Why cyberbullying is an important issue
Posted inDepression

Facebook, Myspace, Instagram, and Twitter are all common social media platforms that help people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to stay connected. However, these social websites and other technological advancements, such as smartphones and chat rooms, have catapulted cyberbullying among teenagers into an epidemic. It is during this period in life where harassment of any […]

How media violence affects American youth
  How media violence affects American youth

Being a teenager today is extremely difficult and even dangerous. Teenage violence has become an epidemic over the past 10 years and school shootings a common incident. Many teenagers who are responsible for these shootings have been bullied or exposed to violence of some sort, whether in their upbringing at home, at school or through […]

New film highlights importance of creative expression for at-risk youth
  New film highlights importance of creative expression for at-risk youth
Posted inMental Health

The community of Richmond, CA has fallen victim to its own turf war, where blood is constantly being spilled at the hands of those who do not know why the war was originally waged decades ago. “Romeo is Bleeding” is an independent documentary directed by Jason Zeldes, which sheds light on the battle between the […]

Risks of synthetic drug use among teenagers
  Risks of synthetic drug use among teenagers
Posted inDrug Abuse

In recent years, there has been a surge in synthetic drug use by teenagers in the United States. Despite often being sold legally, these drugs are proving to be highly dangerous, especially when in the hands of adolescents and teenagers. There are two different types of these designer drugs, synthetic cannabinoids and synthetic cathinones. Synthetic […]

The science behind risk-taking behaviors in teenagers
  The science behind risk-taking behaviors in teenagers

Teenagers can be impulsive, moody and sometimes poor decisions makers. These characteristics can lead to teens getting into trouble with their parents, teachers and even with the law. Many teenagers will dye their hair blue and get tattoos, facial piercings and partake in daredevil acts, such as cliff jumping or driving at dangerously high speeds. […]

Teen gaming addiction: When playing video games becomes pathological
  Teen gaming addiction: When playing video games becomes pathological

Video games have been a phenomenon since the 1970s and 1980s, when arcades and home gaming consoles, such as Pac-Man, were introduced to the general public. Since then, video gaming has become an even more popular form of entertainment and a part of modern culture in most parts of the world. As of 2015, eight […]

Tumblr launches new online community for struggling teens
  Tumblr launches new online community for struggling teens
Posted inMental Health

Many adolescents and teenagers seek refuge from the hardships of daily life in social media and online communities. Tumblr is a blogging website that enables a user to “post text, photos, quotes, links, music and videos from [his or her] browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever [he or she] happen[s] to be.” Through its new […]

The dangers of diet pills
  The dangers of diet pills
Posted inDrug Abuse

Diet pills have the lure of a quick fix when teenagers want to lose a few pounds. They seem harmless and far easier than changing diet or increasing exercise. At least, that is what 21-year-old Eloise Parry thought when she started taking diet pills with the industrial chemical dinitrophenol (DNP). Eloise’s story is now a […]

Effects of incarceration on teenagers
  Effects of incarceration on teenagers

Detention facilities and adult jails that house minors are often not equipped to treat mental health issues that are pre-existing or arise as a result of incarceration. Many facilities are overcrowded and understaffed; the neglect and violence that result only add to the issues already faced by youth in the system. The purpose of the […]

Making children feel special will not turn them into narcissists
  Making children feel special will not turn them into narcissists

There is a common belief that heavily praising children will result in the development of narcissism. However, the research to support this theory is less than solid. One study claiming to have found that “narcissism in children is cultivated by parental overvaluation… [and] parents [who] believe their child to be more special and more entitled […]

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