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Hi tech parents know that overuse of Internet media changes thinking patterns

Denyse O'Leary | 17 Sep 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: Facebook, Internet use, learning, teenagers

Are video games dangerous for kids? Maybe, but it depends what they supplant

Denyse O'Leary | 3 Sep 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: comic books, teenagers, video games

18-year old male not having sex. World freaks out.

Tamara Rajakariar | 14 July 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: sexual behaviour, teenagers, virginity

How do we know when we need a silent retreat from the Internet?

Denyse O'Leary | 16 Jun 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: internet kill switch, teenagers

If the Internet is the problem, is more government really the solution?

Denyse O'Leary | 12 Jun 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: children, Internet use, teenagers

Would we be safer if governments regulated Photoshopping?

Denyse O'Leary | 16 Apr 2014 | CONNECTING |  
tags: anorexia treatment, legislation, media literacy, teenagers

Teens prefer internet to drinking

Tamara Rajakariar | 16 April 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: drinking, Internet use, teenagers

Is it wrong to tell your daughter that she’s gained weight?

Tamara Rajakariar | 07 March 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: body image, parenting, teenagers, weight

Common teen behaviours linked to depression

Tamara Rajakariar | 21 February 2014 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: exercise, media, sleeping, teenagers

Growth in sexual violence among young people

Nicole M. King | 16 October 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: relationships, teenagers, violence
1 in 10 young people admit to having perpetrated sexual violence.

Chris Lane dead because boys were bored

Tamara Rajakariar | 22 August 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: Christopher Lane, gun control, teenagers
What kind of society produces people who kill for entertainment?

Mostly good news about NZ youth

Tamara Rajakariar | 05 August 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: high school, New Zealand, teenagers
NZ youth are now less keen on smoking, drinking, violence and more.

The teenage selfie: harmless or harmful?

Tamara Rajakariar | 17 July 2013 | FAMILY EDGE |  
tags: narcissism, selfie, social media, teenagers
The culture of the selfie could be fuelling one big sexual competition.

How to cope with cyber-bullying

Izzy Kalman | 05 April 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: bullying, cell phones, cyberbullying, teenagers
Parents who would never allow their children to drive without lessons give them mobile phones and hope for the best. Good luck to them!

Should 16-year-olds be able to vote?

Shawn Murphy | 02 November 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: democracy, franchise, Scotland, teenagers
Scotland's 16 and 17-year-olds will be casting their votes in a referendum on independence. Why not elsewhere?

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