Teen Sexual Behaviors Influenced By Adult TV Watched In Childhood

Earlier Sexual Activity Among Teens Related To Adult Content TV Watched During Childhood 

Children who watch adult content tv may become sexually active earlier in life

Early onset of sexual activity among teens may relate to the amount of adult content children were exposed to during their childhood, according to a new study released by Children’s Hospital Boston. Based on a longitudinal study tracking children from age six to eighteen, researchers found that the younger children are exposed to content intended for adults in television and movies, the earlier they become sexually active during adolescence. The findings are being presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies meetings on Monday, May 4 in Baltimore.

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Teens with Unpopular Names More Prone To Commit Crimes

Teens with Unpopular Names More Prone To Commit Crimes 

 

A new study in the journal Social Science Quarterly examined the relationship between first name popularity in adolescents and tendency to commit crime. Results show that, regardless of race, juveniles with unpopular names are more likely to engage in criminal activity.

David E. Kalist and Daniel Y. Lee of Shippensburg University analyzed state data by comparing the first names of male juvenile delinquents to the first names of male juveniles in the population.

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Shaming Some Children Makes Them More Aggressive

Shaming Some Kids Makes Them More Aggressive 

 

Aren’t you ashamed of yourself? All these years, you’ve been trying to build up your child’s self-esteem, and now a growing body of research suggests you may be making a big mistake. A study published in the December issue of Child Development finds that early adolescents with high self-esteem are more likely to react aggressively when they feel ashamed than their peers with lower levels of self-esteem.

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Internet Socializing Helps Teens

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No More Worries Parents, The Internet Is Good For Teens

Good news for worried parents: All those hours their teenagers spend socializing on the internet are not a bad thing, according to a new study by the MacArthur Foundation.

“It may look as though kids are wasting a lot of time hanging out with new media, whether it’s on a social-networking site or sending instant messages,” said Mizuko Ito, lead researcher on the study, ‘Living and Learning With New Media’. “But their participation is giving them the technological skills and literacy they need to succeed in the contemporary world. They’re learning how to get along with others, how to manage a public identity, how to create a home page.”

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Ford’s “MyKey” Feature Will Let Parent’s Set Limits On Teens

Ford’s “My Key” Feature Will Let Parent’s Set Limits On Teens

 MyKey controlled by a computer chip in the key, that allows parents to limit the car’s
speeds to 80 mph and set a maximum volume for the audio system on some 2010 models.

So you think junior is a little too lead-footed when he drives the family car? Starting next year, Ford Motor Co. will give you the power to do something about it.

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