Source: Mental Floss
More and more people feel as if adulthood “really” starts much later than age 18.
Source: Real Clear Science
A deficit in the development of the teenage brain has been blamed for teens’ behavior in recent years, but it may be time to lay the stereotype of the wild teenage brain to rest.
Source: The Atlantic
What is the biggest step toward becoming an adult? A poll taken in 2015 suggests that many people believe it has to do with financial independence.
Source: Pew Research Center
Check out this article to see the findings of a 2015 report that examined how digital technology affects friendships between teenagers.
Source: WABE Radio
An eighth grader shares his experience with how the 2020 pandemic has affected his daily life and his career aspirations.
Check out this link to learn what advice some of the most famous and successful people in the world have for teenagers.
Sometimes it takes a teenager to spur adults to take action. Watch young activist Greta Thunberg explain what she asks from adults and why.
Quinceañeras are traditional Latino celebrations that symbolize the transition from childhood to adulthood for 15-year-old girls. This video and accompanying article give a bit of background on the quinceañera and look at one family’s story as an example of modern quinceañeras in the United States.
Children and teenagers can be targeted for identity theft and other “cybercrimes.” Read to learn about risky online behaviors and to get tips on how to avoid identity theft.
Source: Reach Out
The end of high school brings a mixed bag of emotions and feelings, excitement and fear.
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.