Almost 50% of teens report stalking or harassment by partner

Two forms of abuse, stalking and harassment, are surprisingly common in teen relationships, according to new research.

Michelle Samuels-Boston U. • futurity
July 30, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: teenagers abuse relationships society-and-culture health-and-medicine

Poll: Many teens say active shooter drills are harmful

Rather than offering a sense of security, active shooter drills at school can make teens feel unsafe, scared, helpless, or sad, according to a new poll.

Nardy Baeza Bickel-Michigan • futurity
July 24, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: education teenagers united-states emotions featured health-and-medicine violence guns

Teen museum guides can improve your visit

Teen docents can improve the experiences of both young and adult visitors to museums, zoos, and aquariums, research finds.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
July 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: education teenagers museums society-and-culture

Laws may slow downward trend in teen pot use

A study in Washington state suggests legalization of marijuana has slowed a reduction in teen use. They may perceive it as less harmful.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
July 21, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: teenagers marijuana society-and-culture laws trends

How the pandemic affects teen reproductive health

The sexual and reproductive health of teens and young adults has shifted during the pandemic. Loss of independence and privacy are two concerns.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
June 18, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: teenagers young-adults abortion telemedicine sex featured health-and-medicine lgbtq birth-control

Survey: ‘Cool’ factor, not flavor, drives teens to vape

The social aspects of vaping drive teens and young adults to use Juul and other e-cigarettes, even though they know and understand the risks of doing so.

Kara Gavin-U. Michigan • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: addiction teenagers electronic-cigarettes nicotine health-and-medicine

Interventions boost sexual health for black teens

Sexual health interventions offered at school or community centers boost both abstinence and condom use in black teens, a new study shows.

Matt Shipman-NC State • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: teenagers sex contraception health-and-medicine race-and-ethnicity

Foster teens feel unready to manage mental health

As they transition out of foster care, many young adults say they feel unready to manage their mental health needs.

Robert Polner-NYU • futurity
April 21, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: teenagers health-and-medicine foster-care

How to help your teens handle social distancing

Teens may have a particularly hard time with social distancing, but there are ways you can help them cope with the disruption, stress, and worry.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
April 1, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: teenagers covid-19 parents young-adults emotions social-lives health-and-medicine college-students

Teen bullying harm can linger for years

Bullying can make life miserable for teens—and those negative effects may last well into young adulthood. But self-esteem can help.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
March 24, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: teenagers bullying health-and-medicine well-being

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