For boys and girls, day-to-day experiences and future aspirations vary in key ways. Concern about mental health cuts across gender, racial and socio-economic lines, with roughly equal shares of teens across demographic groups saying it is a significant issue in their community. Fewer teens, though still substantial shares, voice concern over bullying, drug addiction and alcohol consumption. More than four-in-ten say these are major problems affecting people their age in the area where they live, according to a Pew Research Center survey of U. The pressure teens feel to do well in school is tied at least in part to their post-graduation goals.
Teens, Social Media & Technology 2018
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Could the devices being blamed for teen depression be useful in revealing it? Studies have linked heavy smartphone use with worsening teen mental health. But as teens spend time on sites like Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube, they also leave digital trails that may offer signs about their mental well-being. Experts say possible warning signs include changes in writing speed, voice quality, word choice and how often a student stays home from school. There are more than 1, smartphone "biomarkers," said Dr.
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The dialogue between the Finnish and American students fascinates me. Wait, what is college? The Finnish students appear to identify that many of their American peers are walking in lockstep formation through a series of pre-determined life stages:. Perform well in high school, so you can get into your college of choice, so you can get a good job to pay off all of your student debt and buy a house , so you can raise a family and live a happy life. Notice that the happy life part of this progression is supposed to come when you are a grownup.
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