Research + News | Topic: Risky Behavior
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.
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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.
Feb 23, 2015
Hammered and Heedless: Do Dangerous Drinking Videos Harm Teens?
If your idea of fun is being falling-down drunk, there’s plenty for you on YouTube. Read the article here.
Nov 13, 2014
Teens Going to Extreme Lengths for Online Attention
One provocative pose, the flash of a camera and a tap on a screen are all teenagers need to gain thousands, if not millions, of new friends. Read the full article here.
Oct 21, 2014
1 in 3 Teenagers Meet Social Media ‘Friends’ In Real Life
The BBC reports that a third of 15 to 18-year-olds in the UK have met someone in person they originally met through social media. Read the full article here.