internet use

Online risks are routine for teens, most bounce back
Online risks are routine for teens, most bounce back (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teens routinely encounter online risks, such as sexual solicitations, cyberbullying and explicit material, but research shows that the negative effects of such exposure appear to be temporary, vanishing for most teens in less than a week. A new study from ... Read More »

Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems
Answers to young people’s persistent sleep problems (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

A collaborative research project involving James Cook University and the University of Queensland indicates high rates of sleep problems continuing through teenage years and into early adulthood – but also suggests a natural remedy. Dr Yaqoot Fatima from JCU’s Mount ... Read More »

Some YouTube found glorifying alcohol
Some YouTube found glorifying alcohol (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

YouTube videos featuring alcohol are heavily viewed and nearly always promote the “fun” side of drinking. That’s the finding of a study in September issue of the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Researchers looked at 137 YouTube videos ... Read More »

Support for new UN framework for children’s rights online
Support for new UN framework for children’s rights online (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The global push for a new international framework governing the rights of children online has gained new momentum, after a multinational study found governments and NGOs are calling for formal assistance to recognise and address children’s digital rights. An estimated ... Read More »

Digital dating abuse especially bad for girls
Digital dating abuse especially bad for girls (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teens expect to experience some digital forms of abuse in dating, but girls may be suffering more severe emotional consequences than boys, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of Michigan and University of California-Santa Barbara examined the ... Read More »

Inactivity and screen time linked to teen depression
Inactivity and screen time linked to teen depression (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Low levels of physical activity combined with high recreational screen time have been linked to poor mental health of adolescents in developing countries. Researcher Dr Asad Khan, of UQ’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, found that teenagers in Bangladesh who did ... Read More »

The last of the ‘90s babies head to uni
The last of the ‘90s babies head to uni (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Want to reach them? Forget telephone or email; try social media instead. They were born in the year that could have ended it all – right before the turn of a new century and the potential chaos the so-called Y2K ... Read More »

Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming
Strong Friendships May Mitigate Depression Associated With Excessive Video Gaming (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

Teenagers who play video games for more than four hours a day suffer from symptoms of depression, but frequent use of social media and instant messaging may mitigate symptoms of game addiction in these teens, new Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School ... Read More »

Online gaming can boost school scores
Online gaming can boost school scores (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Teenagers who regularly play online video games tend to improve their school results, according to new research from RMIT. But school students who visit Facebook or chat sites every day are more likely to fall behind in maths, reading and ... 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 »

 
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