'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 ...
Homeless families continue to struggle
An alarming number of families have their rights denied, struggle to obtain and keep affordable housing and have their human rights and dignity diminished when accessing services, according to a new report ...
'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.
New world record set at mobile-phone throwing contest
A Finnish teenager has smashed the world record -- and probably his phone -- in this year's annual mobile-phone throwing contest in Finland.
Welsh girls to get morning-after pill for free
(AP) -- Women and girls as young as 13 in Wales can get the morning-after pill free without a prescription from pharmacies, beginning Friday.
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 ...
New research sheds light on teenage friendship networks
The University of Bristol study identified these as the three most influential factors when teenagers choose their friends, while income and parents occupational class proved to be insignificant.
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.
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.
Study shows arts education benefits at-risk youth
A new international study shows teenagers and young adults of low socio-economic status involved in arts activities have better academic results and higher career goals.
Science is 'girl thing', says Europe campaign
With few women in Europe taking up research jobs, a campaign launched Thursday by the EU executive seeks to convince teenagers that science is a "girl thing."
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.
Apple products at top of kids' wish lists, survey finds
In 2012, 48 percent of children age 6 to 12 will ask Santa for an iPad, according to a new survey from Nielsen.
Teen pregnancy prevention programs receives public support
Every hour in the United States, about 40 children are born to teenage mothers. Americans consistently rate teen pregnancy as one of the top 10 biggest health problems for young people (NPCH Report, August, 2010) and the U.S. still has the highest teen birth rate among all industrialized countrie ...