teenager behaviour

Video games – a moral game changer?
Video games – a moral game changer? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

With 98% of Australian households with children having at least one form of video game, it not only seems logical but indeed ethical that we discuss the moral content of videogames. A recent paper by Macquarie University researchers challenges the ... Read More »

Adolescents less likely to use sun protection than adults
Adolescents less likely to use sun protection than adults (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Results from a Curtin University led study suggest adolescents living in Western Australia are less likely to engage in sun-protective behaviours than adults, making them more susceptible to developing skin cancer in later life. Professor Simone Pettigrew from Curtin’s School ... Read More »

Teen girls flout online rules with friends (or BFFL)
Teen girls flout online rules with friends (or BFFL) (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A Griffith University study into teen girls’ online behaviour has found they understand the rules of cybersafety but choose to flout those rules, especially when communicating with close friends. Dr Roberta Thompson from the School of Education & Professional Studies surveyed 130 13-year-old Queensland ... Read More »

College students who misuse stimulants more likely to have ADHD
College students who misuse stimulants more likely to have ADHD (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators finds that college students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), conduct disorder or substance-use disorder than are students not misusing stimulants. The report published ... Read More »

Predicting academic achievement from DNA
Predicting academic achievement from DNA (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Scientists from King’s College London have used a new genetic scoring technique to predict academic achievement from DNA alone. This is the strongest prediction from DNA of a behavioural measure to date. The research shows that a genetic score comprising ... Read More »

Good girl identity is No.1 for teens online
Good girl identity is No.1 for teens online (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Australian teenage girls value friendships more than anything else in their everyday online interactions, with the most sought after identity being the “good girl”. A Griffith University PhD study of 130 13-year-old Queensland girls’ online habits and participation found that ... Read More »

Teaching teens the truth about alcohol
Teaching teens the truth about alcohol (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

High school students are being challenged to think critically about alcohol advertising, as they take part in an innovative new program designed to counter alcohol industry messages. The media literacy program, known as Game Changer+, will be introduced in selected ... Read More »

Parental policing: what are mums and dads doing to encourage safe driving?
Parental policing: what are mums and dads doing to encourage safe driving? (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Parents are vital in encouraging their children to obey the road rules and young drivers are keen to show their parents they can be trusted behind the wheel, according to results of a QUT road safety study. Dr Alexia Lennon, from QUT’s Centre ... Read More »

The stigma experiences of parents of children with mental health problems
The stigma experiences of parents of children with mental health problems (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Researchers at the University of Western Australia are seeking parents of children with mental health problems to take part in a study that will explore parents’ experiences. “Our research so far has indicated that as a result of having a ... Read More »

Young people drinking less
Young people drinking less (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A new report by Australia’s Centre for Alcohol Policy Research at La Trobe looked at trends in alcohol consumption across the nation and uncovered a stark generational shift responsible for declining drinking rates. The dry charge is being led by ... Read More »







 
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