Yes, online communities pose risks for young people, but they are also important sources of support

A significant portion of teenagers' social development happens online. The risks are well known, but the benefits of peer support are often overlooked.

Benjamin Kaveladze, Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Irvine • conversation
April 21, 2021 ~8 min

'Nature doesn't judge you': how young people in cities feel about the natural world

Nature is a promise of escape, a moment of relief and a relationship worth cherishing.

Jo Birch, Research Associate, Department of Landscape Architecture, University of Sheffield • conversation
Oct. 30, 2020 ~6 min

TikTok is a unique blend of social media platforms – here's why kids love it

An app that young people use to share videos of themselves dancing might seem like a silly diversion, but it's become a powerhouse social media platform.

Kevin Munger, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Social Data Analytics, Pennsylvania State University • conversation
Aug. 26, 2020 ~9 min

Juuling among US youth is about the cool factor, new study suggests

Current legislation focuses on the flavor of e-cigarettes. But the latest research shows the attraction isn't about taste.

Marika Waselewski, Research Specialist, University of Michigan • conversation
May 7, 2020 ~6 min

Why young people are drinking less – and what older drinkers can learn from them

Shifts in how alcohol is viewed by young people shows that excessive drinking doesn't have to be the default way of socialising.

Dominic Conroy, Lecturer in Psychology, University of East London • conversation
March 10, 2020 ~6 min

'Birdgirl' Mya-Rose Craig to get Bristol University honorary doctorate

Mya-Rose Craig has been campaigning for equality in the environmental movement since 2015.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 20, 2020 ~2 min

'Baby Grady' gives fertility hope to boys with cancer

A new approach could preserve fertility for boys having cancer treatment - thanks to a baby monkey.

By James Gallagher • bbcnews
March 22, 2019 ~4 min

Adolescent health: Teens 'more depressed and sleeping less'

Levels of depression and self-harm have risen but smoking, drinking and drug use are down, a study finds.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 28, 2019 ~4 min

NHS child gender reassignment 'too quick'

A former governor of the Tavistock Centre calls for more "external oversight" of the clinic.

By Laurel Ives • bbcnews
Feb. 25, 2019 ~2 min

Flu vaccine 'working better for children'

It is 87% effective in two to 17-year-olds against the main flu strain, mid-season data suggests.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 22, 2019 ~3 min