News | Topic: Teens

Condoms May Increase Teen Pregnancy

A recent study shows that access to condoms in schools increases teenage fertility by ten percent. Read the full article here.

Porn as Sex Ed: Pornographic Content Warping Teens’ Views on Sexuality

Research suggests that an increased exposure to pornography at an early age influences how teens today view their own bodies, leading to body shame, negative body image, body perfectionism and the desire to change what they can.

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Teens Could Face Ten Years in Prison Under Proposed Dating-Violence Bill

Teen advocates in South Carolina say teens are not well protected from dating violence under the current law, and a new bill would require schools to address dating violence in sex ed class and would make dating violence a felony.

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Utah Declares Porn a Public Health Crisis

Utah Governor Gary Herbert signed a resolution declaring porn a public health crisis, calling for education and policy changes to stop pornography exposure and addiction.

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The Netherlands Makes A Case for Sex Ed Starting in Kindergarten

In the Netherlands, sex education (referred to as “sexuality education”) starts as young as four years old in an effort to give young people the best possible information about sex and healthy relationships. And it’s paying off: the Netherlands has one of the lowest teen pregnancy rates in the world, five times lower than the U.S. (which does not require mandatory comprehensive sex education in all states).

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Snapchat Account Provides Free Counseling For Teens in Abusive Relationships

Snapchat, the photo-message app that has quickly become mainstream not only for teens but big brands as well, now features an account created to help teens in abusive relationships. Because Snapchat offers a social platform with a lot of privacy, it’s an avenue for teens to receive counseling without their significant others being able to look at their social profiles.

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How to Tell if Your Teen Daughter’s Relationship is Unhealthy

Warning signs of emotional and verbal abuse are not always as clear as signs of physical abuse. Here’s how to tell if your daughter may be in an unsafe situation.

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Dating Violence: Peer Education Offers Strong Dose of Prevention

When it comes to preventing dating violence, peer to peer relations greatly enhance the process. When teens or young adults act as educators and resources for their peers, the conversation is set on a level playing field rather than a top down approach.

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Social Media Can Leave Young Girls Vulnerable

A new book called “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers” examines how easy it is for predators to befriend girls online.

The publication comes following a case in Virginia where two college students are charged with the murder of a young girl one of them had met online.

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Teen Dating Violence is Target of New CDC Program

Federal health officials are introducing a new program aimed at reducing teen dating violence.

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February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and a great opportunity to talk to your kids about this important topic that impacts 1 in 3 U.S. teens.

Read the article and get the statistics here.

Adults Play an Important Role in Addressing Teen Dating Violence

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, and many parents still don’t fully understand how common teen dating violence is. Check out these helpful tips to knowing how to talk to your kids about this particular issue.

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Teens & Youth Pastors Struggle With Porn, New Study Shows

Teen boys and girls view pornography weekly according to a study commissioned by the Josh McDowell Ministry that shows pornography also has a grip on an alarming number of pastors and youth pastors.

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When Teens Want To Have Children

Teen pregnancy is often talked about in the negative – and as an accident. But what about when teens set out to start a family early intentionally?

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News Site “Fusion” Introduces Series on Virginity Pledges

Fusion has started a series called “The Pledge” featuring essays written by young people who took a virginity pledges. The series highlights the different journeys and perspectives of these people as they grew up with this pledge.

Read the essays here.

Parents Unaware of Popular Teen Secret-Posting App

The After School App allows teens to post secrets about their classmates, but like similar apps has dissolved into a platform for bullying.

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The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2015

Time names the 30 teens who have most influenced our culture in 2015.

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BBC Documentary to Follow Lives of Transgender Teens

In a new documentary, BBC will highlight the struggles of young transgender people as they attempt to find love post-transitioning.

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Studies Show Teens Having Less Sex Than Previous Generations

The overall rate of teens having sex has steadily decreased from 1988, and the Centers for Disease Control is attributing it to a teaching method based on abstinence and contraceptives.

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Teen Sex Linked to Dating Violence

A study of physical violence by sociologists at Bowling Green University identifies sexual intimacy as a key aspect of teen romances that involve violence.

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