Teens and Sexting

Teens and Sexting

With sexting on the rise parents and educators are grappling with how best to protect teens: preach abstinence or teach them how to be safe? Most teenagers, at increasingly younger ages, are going to deal with some kind of sexting-related experience. In February 2018,...
NMK – Not My Kid

NMK – Not My Kid

Parents can be in denial about the secret digital lives many teens are leading and the array of consequences that can result. Examples: Meeting strangers, some of them adults, on a variety of apps Taking risqué photos in disguised vault apps, then trading the photos...
The Truth About Teens and Alcohol

The Truth About Teens and Alcohol

In The truth about teens and alcohol: Parents, researchers and students weigh in on drinking, Erin Anderssen talks to parents, researchers and high-school students across Canada about alcohol consumption. Peer pressure is different than it used to be, she finds, and...
Teens Deserve a Voice

Teens Deserve a Voice

There is no doubt we need to pay attention to the health of teens, individually and collectively. A new report from the World Health Organization, entitled Health of the Worlds’ Adolescents: A Second Chance in the Second Decade, hopes to encourage that the teen voice...