Research + News | Topic: Schools

Teenagers Are As Sedentary As 60-Year-Olds By Age 19

Researchers wonder whether teens’ increasing inactivity has to do with how the school day is structured and the increasing number of screens in our modern world. Read the article here.

Youth Suicide Rates Are Rising – School And The Internet May Be To Blame

A new study presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in May found that the number of children and teens admitted to children’s hospitals for thoughts of suicide or self-harm have more than doubled during the last decade. Read the article here.

Schools Try Blocking Social Media

Some school districts are trying to block smartphone access to major social platforms while students are on school grounds. Read the article here.

A Good Night’s Sleep A Better Alternative To Teen Nap Clubs

A look at lack of sleep, teen naps clubs, and the pressures high schoolers face, especially the pressure of getting accepted to college. Read the article here.

How a San Mateo High School Teacher Is Teaching Teens To Spot Fake News

A recent study found that most teens do not think critically about news stories they read online. Read the article here.

Teen Night Owls Struggle To Learn And Control Emotions At School

It’s hard for Zachary Lane to wake up in time for school every day.

“I have four alarms set and it still takes me a long time to wake me up,” says Lane, a 17-year-old high school junior in Zionsville, Ind.

He says he regularly gets detention for being tardy. “I get to school and I’m talked to like I’m attempting to skip school — like I’m attempting to be truant,” he says. “I feel terrible. It’s awful.”

And when Lane does make it to class on time, he has a hard time focusing.

 

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And Everyone Saw It

When Maureen’s parents were in middle school, if a girl wanted to show a boy her body in the middle of the night, she would have to sneak out of her house, find a way to get to his, evade his parents and yank up her shirt. For their daughter, all it took was a few clicks.

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Heavy Internet Use Leads to School Burnout in Teens

Researchers at the University of Helsinki and Department of Psychology have found that excessive Internet use — essentially bordering on addiction — leads to school burnout in teens. Read the article here.

After Years of Alleged Bullying, An Ohio Teen Killed Herself. Is Her School District Responsible?

13-year-old Emilie Olsen killed herself in December 2014. Her parents say she was relentlessly bullied at school, and are suing her Fairfield, Ohio, school district which they say should have been more responsive. Read the article here.