'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 ...
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 ...
Virtual possessions have powerful hold on teenagers, researchers say
Digital imagery, Facebook updates, online music collections, email threads and other immaterial artifacts of today's online world may be as precious to teenagers as a favorite book that a parent once read to them or a t-shirt ...
Study: Some moms 'doppelgang' their daughters' style
How much do our children influence our consumption behavior? Much more than we thought.
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.
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.
Age and the decline in crime
(Phys.org) —Probation officers see firsthand the effect age has on crime. Typically, an offender will commit fewer crimes as he or she ages.
New Zealand mulls new cyber-bullying law
New Zealand said it was considering making cyber-bullying a criminal offence, amid concerns that existing laws offer inadequate protection from online harassment.
Teenagers not taken in by raunchy imagery
(Phys.org) -- School-age teenagers are widely exposed to sexualised and raunchy imagery, but are developing their own ways of dealing with it, a Flinders University sociology researcher has found.