Topics :: Youth

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Does Legal Marijuana Impact the Way Teens View Pot Risks?

Jan 8
Teenagers' attitudes about marijuana are changing at the same time that more states are making the drug legal.

Young Scientist's Ideas Keep Getting Bigger

Jan 2
Two years ago, Olivia McConnell was leading a campaign for the woolly mammoth to be recognized as the South Carolina state fossil.

California Dad's "Playborhood" Lets Kids Take Risks

Dec 31
A creative dad in Silicon Valley is pushing back against helicopter parenting. He created what he calls a "Playborhood," a challenge to supervised play dates and scheduled activities.

Schools Report Racist Incidents in Wake of Trump Election

By Erin Haines Whack and Jay Reeves | Nov 14
In the wake of Donald Trump's election, reports of racist incidents are emerging from the nation's schools and universities, including students who chanted "white power" and called black classmates "cotton pickers."

Recovery Schools for Addicted Teens on the Rise

By Bryna Godar | Jun 21
Preston Grundy started drinking at 14 to escape from his depression. He soon moved on to marijuana, Xanax, Adderall and cocaine, smoking pot when he woke each day and snorting pills in the bathroom between classes.

Secret Calif. High School Fight Club May Have Existed for Years

Mar 2
Several videos of students punching each other surfaced last week, prompting complaints from parents.

Bill Gates: Young People Needed to Help Solve Energy Problem

By Deepti Hajela | Feb 23
Bill and Melinda Gates want young people to get involved in solving major world problems, like finding clean energy sources and changing the division of household and childcare labor between men and women.

Study: Teen Victims of Sexual Assault Getting Subpar ER Care

By Lindsey Tanner | Nov 2
Many sexually assaulted teens seeking emergency room care don't receive recommended tests and prevention treatments for pregnancy and venereal disease, according to a new study.

New Study Shows That Coming Out as Gay Raises Stress Level

By EDGE | Apr 21
A new study found that people whose sexual identities changed toward same-sex attraction in early adulthood reported more symptoms of depression.

Congresswoman Lee Marks National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

By Winnie McCroy | Apr 10
Each year, on April 10, Congress marks National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This year's theme is "Engaging Youth Voices in the Response to HIV & AIDS." Congresswoman Barbara Lee shares her voice.

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