Having the Conversation: Birth Control and LGB+ Teens

How to talk to lesbian and bisexual teens about contraception.

Stresses & Risks for Transgender Teens

What social stresses might transgender youth face?

STI Testing: What Are Teens Concerned About?

1 in 2 new cases of STIs occur among young people. How can we change this?

Is Sex in the Media Related to Sexual Behavior Among Teens?

What are the differences between youth exposed to a lot of versus a little sexual content in the media?

Three Things Parents Do About Online Safety: Then & Now

Given how much the Internet has changed, we examine two research studies on parents’ views of their kids’ online safety.

How Teen Dating Violence Differs Between Boys and Girls

An infographic, based on a recently published paper, examines how types of teen dating violence differs between boys and girls.

Infographic: A Snapshot of Who Is Sexting in Adolescence

Our new infographic explores how "sexting" is not necessarily a problem behavior caused by new technology, but a part of sexual exploration during adolescence.

To Use or Not Use Condoms? Gay, Bi, Queer Teen Guys Tell Us

In light of International Condom Day, our new infographic showcases quotes from our online discussion with gay, bisexual, and queer teen guys on condom use.

How Cell Phones Will Be a Bigger Part of Our Health in 2016

Cell phones have been changing the way we can access health care and health info - also called mobile health. With smartphone popularity on the rise, what can we expect in 2016?

Why Aren’t Gay, Bi, Queer Teen Guys Getting Tested for HIV?

HIV disproportionately affects young men who have sex with men. To help increase HIV testing rates, we asked gay, bisexual, and queer teens why they choose to get tested or not.

Infographic: How Bullying Affects Youth

Check out our new infographic to learn how bullying is different than peer harassment (when youth are mean to one another) and how bullying affects youth who experience it.

Online Activities of Youth Who Engage in Self-Harm Behaviors

Our new infographic explores what young people who engage in self-harm behavior do online, which differs in some ways from youth who do not engage in self-harm.

Self-Harm Websites and Teens Who Visit Them

A very small percent of youth visit websites about self-harm. But on the Internet, followings on one self-harm site can number in the thousands. Are these sites harmful for youth who visit them, or do they provide some social support?

Are Teens Going Online to Form Romantic Relationships?

Many teens use the Internet to make new friends, but are today's teenagers also going online to find romantic partners? Moreover, do lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) teens use the Internet in different ways than non-LGBTQ teens when it comes to finding romantic partners? These questions and more answered in our new infographic.

Four Ways that Online Harassment Can Be Upsetting for Youth

What factors make some incidences of online harassment more upsetting to youth than others? While most Internet-using youth do not get harassed online, a fraction of youth harassed online are upset by the experience. Knowing what to look for can help us assist youth in need.

Online Social Support for LGBT Teens

In today's digital age, meeting friends online is quite common for youth of all sexual and gender identities. However, for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth, online social support may be especially helpful. Our new infographic illustrates data from a national study of 13- to 18-year-old youth.

Talking Online Can Be Life Changing For Sexual Minority Guys

The Internet can be an important source of health information & social support for lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) teens. Our recent study builds on this finding.

Sexting among Teenagers: Details from a National Study

The vast majority of teens don’t sext. However, among the small percentage who do, a couple patterns emerged from our Teen Health and Technology study. Our new infographic, “Sexting among Teens,” illustrates these data.

How Many Teens Are Actually Sexting?

The majority of U.S. teens send text messages, but what about sexually suggestive texts? Several national studies show that "sexting" among teens is not as commonplace as reported by media headlines.

With mHealth, Mobile Technology Improves Our Health

From keeping us connected to changing the way we think of communication, some of the many benefits of mobile technology are obvious. However, have you also considered that mobile technology can greatly impact health care access and transform health behaviors?

Two Things You Need to Know About Youth Violence

Although cases of youth violence often seem highlighted in the media, data from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention shows that the youth arrest rate for violent crimes has actually been declining, among a few other surprising trends.

Family Matters: Parental Rules for Internet Use

The issue of Internet safety wasn't something our parents or their parents before them had to deal with. In our latest infographic, we present data from the Growing up with Media study, illustrating how parents today feel and enforce rules regarding their child's Internet use.

Family Matters: Youth and Video Games

In a culture saturated with video games, some violent and some addictive, getting a realistic sense of how much and what types of video games youth play is important for understanding the influence of video games. Find these statistics in our latest infographic.

New Bill: Treatment for Perpetrators of Sexual Assault

New California based bill supports treatment as part of the justice system for juvenile sexual assault perpetrators.

Teens Online and Sexual “Predators”

With Facebook and other popular social media sites being an integral part of teen social life, many parents feel the imperative to talk to their kids about Internet safety–including the potential for meeting nefarious people intent on exploiting children. But, are online sexual predators really a threat or is it just a media hype?

Youth Exposure to Violence

Recent research from the University of New Hampshire’s Crimes Against Children Research Center suggest that trends in exposure to violence has significantly declined for both children and teens in the past decade.

Family Matters: Youth and Mental Health

As the Internet and other media types with violent and sexual content become increasingly prominent in the lives of today’s youth, questions have been raised regarding what impact this has on the mental health and well-being of youth. Find out more about the current rates for youth depression, substance abuse, and sexual behavior.

Online Support for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Youth

Study finds that LGB youth are using the Internet as a type of social safety net. Moreover, LGB youth are using the Internet more adventurously than non-LGB youth, including meeting new people online.

The Top 5 Myths of Cyberbullying

We all ‘know’ about cyberbullying. How much of it is true, though? Cyberbullying has been a recent and rising concern for parents, communities, and healthcare and education professionals alike.

Violent Video Games and Weapon Carrying in School

Youth who play violent video and computer games are more than four times as likely as those who play non-violent games to carry a weapon to school in the past month.

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