teenager behaviour

Short intervention boosts safe-sex skills in teen girls
Short intervention boosts safe-sex skills in teen girls (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A recent study from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill finds that a 45-minute online sexual health program improved the ability of teen girls to communicate effectively about safe sex. “This is important ... Read More »

Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens
Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Chronic sleep deprivation—which can involve staying up late, and waking up early for work or school—has become a way of life for both kids and adults, especially with the increasing use of phones and tablets late into the night. But ... Read More »

One in five top 20 songs include references to alcohol, tobacco or illicit drugs
One in five top 20 songs include references to alcohol, tobacco or illicit drugs (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

More than one in five Australian top 20 songs from 2003 to 2015 included references to alcohol, tobacco or illicit drugs, new research led by Curtin University has found. The research, published in Drug and Alcohol Review today, examined 508 ... Read More »

School leavers need the confidence to say no to alcohol
School leavers need the confidence to say no to alcohol (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

School leavers who feel they are unable to refuse offers of alcoholic drinks plan to drink significantly more alcohol at end-of-school celebrations than those who are confident in saying no, new research by Curtin University has found. The research, published ... Read More »

The value of acknowledging adolescents’ perspectives
The value of acknowledging adolescents’ perspectives (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Across very different cultures – Ghana and the United States – when parents acknowledge the perspectives of their adolescent children and encourage them to express themselves, the youths have a stronger sense of self-worth, intrinsic motivation, and engagement, and also ... Read More »

Video games have winning impact in classrooms
Video games have winning impact in classrooms (0 votes, average: 0.00 out of 5)

A Deakin-led research project has found video games such as Minecraft could be useful classroom tools for teaching disengaged students. The discovery was part of the three-year Australian Research Council “Serious Play” project, led by chief investigators from Deakin’s School ... Read More »

13 drinks a session: risky teen drinkers drinking more than ever
13 drinks a session: risky teen drinkers drinking more than ever (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The National Drug and Research Centre Annual Symposium heard about research that finds the heaviest teen drinkers consume 11 to 15 drinks in one session. Fewer young people are drinking, but the one in five teenagers who are continuing to drink at risky levels appear to do ... 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 »

‘Picking up’ a good or bad mood from your friends
‘Picking up’ a good or bad mood from your friends (2 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

New research suggests that both good and bad moods can be ‘picked up’ from friends, but depression can’t. A team led by the University of Warwick has examined whether friends’ moods can affect an individual therefore implying that moods may ... Read More »

Peer influence doubles the risk adolescents will smoke
Peer influence doubles the risk adolescents will smoke (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

The way things stand now, tobacco use will kill one billion people in the 21st century. In the United States, 90% of smokers pick up the habit by age 18, making adolescence a critical time for smoking prevention efforts. Peer ... Read More »

 
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