'Eraser' law will let California kids scrub online past
Teenagers' nightmarish propensity to post underage party hijinks, flesh-flashing and nasty commentary online have found a dream come true in California, which will soon let them erase their tracks.
'Getting-by girls' straddle gap between academic winners and losers
Everyone notices the academic superstars and failures, but what about the tens of millions of American teens straddling these two extremes? A new study from the University of California, Berkeley, has spotlighted a high school ...
Poverty, not the 'teenage brain' account for high rates of teen crime
While many blame the "teenage brain" for high rates of teen crime, violence, and driving incidents, an important factor has been ignored: teenagers as a group suffer much higher average poverty rates than ...
Study: Some moms 'doppelgang' their daughters' style
How much do our children influence our consumption behavior? Much more than we thought.
Girls receive conflicting career messages from media, new research shows
Teenage girls like and feel more similar to women in appearance-focused jobs such as models and actresses, though they find female CEOs and military pilots to be better role models, according to a new study ...
Smartphones change teenagers' digital media use patterns
Teenagers who own smartphones spend more time online - also during the night, which may affect their sleep. A new University of Basel study on more than 300 students reports that teenagers' digital media use during the night ...
How children view privacy differently from adults
Have you seen the how-to video of a teenage girl styling her hair that went disastrously wrong? She was obviously very disturbed by what happened, yet still uploaded the footage onto YouTube. Do you think ...
Mexico plans to extract 13,000-year-old skeleton (Update)
Mexican experts plan to extract the entire skeleton of a teenage girl who nearly 13,000 years ago toppled into a deep hole in a Mexican cave and died, an official said Monday.
Teen boys less attentive at school than girls: OECD
Teenage boys are more likely to underachieve at school than their female counterparts but more likely to go on to study science and maths, an OECD report said Thursday.
NYC students, hackers train for cybersecurity jobs
Every Wednesday evening about two dozen teenagers and 20-somethings gather in a New York City computer lab and start hacking.
Social parenting: Teens feel closer to parents when they connect online
Parents may not be very savvy with social media, but new research shows they shouldn't shy away from sending their teen a friend request on Facebook or engaging them on Twitter, Instagram and other social ...
Google+ opens up to teenagers
Google on Thursday opened up Google+ to teenagers, just days after loosening the rules about using real names on the social network.
Indian Ocean paradise island beset by shark controversy
The dangers of shark attacks are no secret for Georges, who as a kid was repeatedly warned to beware of the large predators lurking in the tropical waters off his native Reunion island.
Teens in US sending more texts than ever: study
Teenagers in the United States are texting more than ever before, and they're more likely as well to have a smartphone in their hands, according to a survey released Monday.