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How well do Internet filters protect teens online?

Oxford - Many parent stake comfort from the use of Internet filters as their children surf through web pages. Filters are designed to block access to sites questionable sites or from dubious strangers. But how well do these work? A new study raises concerns.

Violent video games have no effect on antisocial behavior

Another study on video games and violence has been undertaken, this time looking at whether games with more violent content influence the ability of the gamer to be empathetic towards other individuals. The answer is: no impact.

Video games with heavy alcohol and smoking influence teens

Nottingham - It has been an on-going debate since the first home computer consuls: do video games affect behavior, especially in impressionable adolescents? For things like alcohol and smoking the answer seems to be a ‘yes’.

Evidence that video game ratings really work

Should video games continue to be rated in terms of age suitability? Do these categories influence the behavior of kids? The answers are yes, according to Iowa State University.

Is social media use affecting sleep patterns?

Cardiff - Obsession with social media is taking its toll, especially among young people. A new report has found one in five young people are making do with less sleep due to social media use; and this sleep deprivation is having an impact.

As marijuana use increases, societal perceptions are altering

Seattle - A new report, seeking to understand if perceptions about marijuana use are changing with the greater liberalization in the U.S., has found the most significant affect to be among eighth- and tenth-graders.

New approach for treating teens with depression

Washington D.c. - Depression is a growing problem among teenagers as the pressures from schools increases, together with interactions with peer groups and from social media. The rise requires new strategies for treatment by health authorities.

Two of three suspects arrested in slayings of Marin County teens

Novato - Two teenage suspects being sought in a deadly attack in normally bucolic western Marin County were arrested Thursday and charged with killing two high school students and seriously injuring a third.

Aeropostale files for bankruptcy protection, closes Canada stores

New York - After three consecutive years of losses, teen clothing retailer Aeropostale Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Wednesday and pledged to reorganize.

Study says teens are still bad drivers

Liberty Mutual Insurance and Students Against Destructive Decision released a new study that revealed teen drivers are still bad drivers.

Police investigate suspicious candy found in South Charleston, WV

Charles Town - Several middle school teens who were out trick-or-treating in an area of South Charleston, West Virginia on Thursday came home with an unwelcome surprise: candy laced with broken glass and hair.

Study reveals that teens prefer to make friends online

Today’s teens prefer making friends on the World Wide Web and rely heavily on the Internet for maintaining friendships and ties. A new study has also revealed that teens are much less likely to make friends offline these days.

Op-Ed: More young people are trying vaping than smoking

London - More school children in England, aged between 11 and 15, have tried electronic cigarettes than have tried smoking conventional cigarettes, according to government figures.

Texas police officer who pulled gun at pool party resigns

Mckinney - A Texas police officer videotaped pulling a gun out at a teen pool party has resigned in the latest racially-charged incident involving alleged excessive force by US law enforcement.

Viral video shows police pulling gun on teens' pool party

Chicago - Video on the Internet showing a Texas police officer pulling out his gun at a pool party of unarmed black teens raised fresh questions Monday about the use of force by police in the United States.

Op-Ed: A tale of two 'classic' movies about teenage angst

John Hughes' beloved 1980s teen drama “The Breakfast Club” turned thirty years old last weekend, while the iconic James Dean flick “Rebel without a Cause” will be sixty later this year. Which movie holds up better today? You may be surprised.

Relax — marijuana doesn't lower IQ after all

Oxford - Despite several hyped headlines to the contrary, a large new study proves that marijuana use does not lower IQ in teens one bit.

Girl who sued parents accuses boyfriend of domestic violence

Morristown - Rachel Canning, 18, took her boyfriend Lucas Kitzmiller, also 18, to court accusing him of choking her. Authorities are taking note that this is the same boyfriend her parents were asking Canning to dump.

Insurance premiums skyrocket when teens sit behind the wheel

According to a recent report issued by insuranceQuotes.com, the insurance policy premium for a married couple jumps by a national average of 79 percent when adding a teenage driver to the roster.

Israel accuses six of roles in brutal slaying

Jerusalem - Israel said Sunday that it had arrested six Jewish suspects in the slaying of a Palestinian teen abducted from an East Jerusalem street on July 2.

Bodies of missing Israeli teens found near Hebron

Jerusalem - Three Israeli teens who vanished from the West Bank and were feared kidnapped more than two weeks ago were found murdered Monday in a field near Hebron.

Study: Teen smokers favor flavored 'cigarillos'

Advertising smoking products for kids has long been banned in North America. Despite that a new study found that teens greatly prefer flavored smoking brands to unflavored ones.

Gunfire rings out as Israel searches West Bank for missing teens

Ramallah - Gunfire rang out in the streets of Jenin on Wednesday as militants opened fire on Israeli troops conducting house-to-house searches for three teenagers believed kidnapped from near a settlement last week.

Israel wants Palestinian Authority to help find missing teens

Hebron - Israel has asked the Palestinian Authority to help locate three teenagers believed abducted near a Jewish settlement near Hebron.

'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'- 14yo carries 7yo brother 65 km

A 14-year-old Michigan teenager raised awareness about cerebral palsy by walking 65 kilometers or 40 miles with his seven-year-old brother strapped to his back. Hunter Gandee carried Braden, who has cerebral palsy from Bedford to Ann Arbor.

Op-Ed: Your teen has 78 friends they’ve never met. Here’s why

Well, if there’s one thing your trope-of-a-teen is, she’s social. And “social media,” that nondescript phrase we plaster on everything from Snapchat to Facebook, is a teen’s hive.

Two teens arrested in attack on driver who struck boy

Detroit - Two teens have been arrested in Detroit for beating a man who allegedly struck a boy with his vehicle. A 17-year-old and a 16-year-old were taken into custody Saturday as the leaders of a mob that attacked the man according to authorities.

Mexican teen stabs best friend over naked 'selfies'

A 16-year-old Mexican girl is dead after posting provocative photos she took with her best friend online, and that best friend is accused of the crime.

Is the Facebook WhatsApp buy about defense in emerging markets?

Facebook's $19 billion acquisition of WhatsApp appears to be a defensive move among teen users and the broader mobile environment, but is it really about international and emerging markets?

With data breaches hitting SnapChat, a new rival emerges in Wickr

As security issues continue to plague the SnapChat mobile photo sharing application, a rival service appears ready to exploit the weakness.
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