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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?

A timeless message to teens: mow the lawn, wash the windows, learn to cook…

Carolyn Moynihan | 20 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: character education, social media, teenagers
Some messages take a long time to catch on -- or perhaps they are things that need to be said at regular intervals, forever. Answers, for example, to the complaint, “I’m bored.”

An app for keeping an eye on your teen driver?

Carolyn Moynihan | 17 August 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: mobile phones, parenting, teenagers
A mobile phone device being developed allows parents to to monitor the cell phone use of their teens while driving. What do you think, parents?

Obesity researchers find teens “frustrating”. How surprising.

Mariette Ulrich | 30 May 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
tags: obesity, teenagers
An intensive obesity-prevention program for Australian girls didn't lead to any improvements in their diet, physical activity or body weight a year later.

Movie morality is plummeting

William West | 10 January 2012 | FEATURES |
tags: censorship, films, teenagers
Film censors are allowing teens to access much more explicit content and few parents seem to care

Gleeful subversion

David Quinn | 23 November 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: sexual behaviour, teenagers, television
The view of teen sex in the popular American TV show is painfully unrealistic.

Dark themes in teen literature

Clare Cannon | 23 June 2011 | FEATURES |
tags: dark themes, teenagers
Where do you seek entertainment when you’re through with sentimental romance? In graphic violence, perhaps?

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