Research + News | Topic: Risky Behavior
Aug 24, 2017
Girl Chatting On FaceTime Struck And Critically Injured By Car
A teenage girl is hospitalized in critical condition after witnesses say she walked in front of a moving car while engaged in a video chat on her mobile phone. Read the article here.
Aug 1, 2017
How The Blue Whale Challenge Manipulates Teens
The game apparently coaxes vulnerable teens to take a series of 50 challenges ranging from waking at odd hours, to self mutilation to eventually killing themselves all the while sharing their experiences via social media with the administrators. Read the article here.
Jun 16, 2017
12 YouTube Challenges Your Kid Already Knows About
Learn about the viral Internet stunts kids can’t resist — and help them play it safe. Read the blog post from Common Sense Media here.
Feb 15, 2017
Millennials Eclipse Teens As Worst Drivers On The Road, AAA Study Finds
Rookie teenage drivers have long been seen as the worst motorists on the road, but now there’s evidence that their older cousins – millennials – may be the most reckless people behind the wheel.
Read the article here.
Nov 14, 2016
Teens Often Ignore Online Risks
New research finds that adolescents are more likely than adults to take online risks, regardless of the gamble involved. Read the article here.
May 18, 2016
Why Teenagers Get Suckered In By Social Media Dares
Several popular and life-threatening social media challenges have prompted warnings from public health officials over the last few years. What draws teens in? Read the article here.
Feb 22, 2016
Don’t Let Your Teenager Be The Next Kik Victim
Smartphone app popular among younger teens, Kik Messenger is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man. Read the article here.
Oct 13, 2015
New Survey of Teens Shows Parents Are Sending the Wrong Message by Texting While Driving
Teens report 2 out of 3 parents are texting while driving with them in the car. Read the article here.
Aug 24, 2015
3 Kinds of Apps That Stir Up Drama in Schools
As kids head back to school this fall, beware of social networking apps that appeal to negative impulses. Read the article from Common Sense Media here.
Jun 23, 2015
Japan Tries Online Detox for 500,000 Teenagers Addicted to the Internet
Digital detox centers are becoming more important at battling online obsessives. Read the article here.