This in-depth report examines the reasons and outcomes of charging teenagers as adults in the criminal justice system.
Psychologists and scientists make the case that adolescence in humans actually extends until the age of 25 and discuss the implications of this idea.
Source: PBS News Hour
Be sure to watch the video which accompanies this article! A group of students named Vote16DC fights to expand the right to vote to younger teens.
In this podcast Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, puts forward some scientific reasons about why teenagers take risks.
Source: The Guardian
Jon Savage’s book “Teenage: The Creation of Youth 1875-1945” was turned into a documentary film and released in the U.S. in 2014. Because the idea of teenagers didn’t always exist, “Teenage” explores the emergence of this new stage between childhood and adulthood in the early 20th century.
If you’re reading this, you’re probably part of “Gen Z.” Find out how you compare with the generations before you, like the Millennials, and ask yourself whether you think this list is accurate.
Source: VOA News
Parents who do too much for their kids run the risk of not preparing them adequately for adulthood.
Source: Science News for Students
Maybe you’ve played a game for so long that it wasn’t even fun anymore, but you just couldn’t put it down. A psychological study looks at why adult brains and teen brains respond differently to disappearing rewards.
Source: My Central Jersey
A middle-school student shares her thoughts about the challenges today’s teenagers face.
Source: Business Insider
Being an adult is less about obvious markers like driving a car or owning a home and more about the way a person approaches life.
Source: Teenology News
Check out this infographic which shows how technological advances have hugely changed the social interactions of teens over the last two decades.
Cellphones are clearly a distraction for teen drivers, but they’re only part of the problem.
Source: How Stuff Works
You may not have all the rights an adult has, but you might be surprised to learn which constitutional guarantees apply to you regardless of your age.
Source: USA Today
Find out how director Bo Burnham ensured that his story of a teenager making the transition from middle school to high school would authentically capture the experience.
Source: The Atlantic
Ready to do some good? Of course you are! Read about We Day, which hopes to harness the good intentions of young people.
Source: PBS NewsHour
For many people your parents’ age and older, getting a driver’s license at age 16 was a rite of passage. Read about some reasons why today’s teenagers aren’t that interested in getting behind the wheel.
Source: The New York Times
The United States Supreme Court may seem very far removed from your everyday life, but its rulings really do matter to you. Learn about ten decisions that directly affect your school and home life.
Source: University of California Irvine
Click this link to read about the findings of a study that surveyed teenagers about how they represent themselves on social media.
Source: The New York Times
This article emphasizes the positive effects self-compassion can have on young people as they navigate the stresses of adolescence.
Ever wonder what using social media does to your brain? Read to learn what one team of researchers found when exploring this topic.