Bullying, Excessive Internet Use Behind Spike In Teen SuicidesA study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics found pathological internet use and bullying are behind suicide’s rise as a cause of death in 15- to 19-year olds.
Sexual Double Standard Starts In Early Adolescence, Study Finds Adolescent girls who have sex are more likely to lose friends, while the opposite occurs with boys, according to a new study that finds gender double standards begin at the earliest phases of sexual maturity.
Joliet Teens Charged With Child PornographyA 15-year-old girl and three of her classmates recorded consensual sex acts one week ago, and posted the video on Twitter. The girl’s mother found out about the video, and reported the Twitter post to police, who seized the original recording.
Enterovirus D68: What Every Parent Should KnowParents should be prepared for a new virus that is infecting the Midwest and looking to sweep the nation.
Pediatricians Suggest Later School Start Times For TeensDelaying the start of the school day until at least 8:30 a.m. would help curb their lack of sleep, which has been linked with poor health, bad grades, car crashes and other problems, pediatricians say. More than 40 percent of the nation's public high schools start classes before 8 a.m.
Adding A Teen Driver To Your Insurance Leads To 79% Higher CostAdding a teenage driver to a married couple’s car insurance policy leads to a 79% higher average annual premium
YMCA And Veterans Help Teens Deal With Trauma Of Violent CrimeIraq and Afghanistan war veterans have teamed up with and mentor young people who live in violent communities, to try to help them see life through different eyes.
City Touts Decline In Teen SmokingFewer than 11 percent of Chicago high school students reported smoking last year.
Teens Charged With Videotaping Abuse Of Nursing Home ResidentSouth Elgin residents Chemyra Barnett, 18, of the 300 block of Watch Court; and Jacqueline Santos, 18, of the 1300 block of Timber Lane, are charged with aggravated battery of a person over 60, and unlawful videotaping.
'Yik Yak' App Disabled In Chicago After Schools Warn Of Cyberbullying Danger Some local schools have begun warning parents of a new smartphone app that kids can use to anonymously post vicious and nasty comments about each other.
For Some Teens, 'Looking Cool' Trumps Keeping WarmThis winter has been tough for just about everyone in Chicago, including students who spend each morning waiting on the corner for their school buses – especially when some don’t make it any easier on themselves with their choice of winter clothing.
Are 'Selfies' Causing A Spike In Head Lice Among Teens?The popular trend of teens taking group “selfies” might be leading to another less appealing trend: the spread of head lice.