He receives funding from the National Institutes of Health. She is part of the leadership for the Center on the Developing Adolescent. You know the conventional wisdom: Adolescents are impulsive by nature , like bombs ready to go off at the most minor trigger. Parents feel they must cross their fingers and hope no one lights the fuse that will lead to an explosion.
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For everyone who is or was a teen, here are some scientific explanations for why they behave that way. All teenagers take stupid risks that they one day look back on and wonder what the heck they were thinking. But think of it like this: If you are on a diet and see a piece of yummy chocolate cake, are you more likely to eat it if you just glance at it, remember you are trying to eat healthy, and walk away, or if you sit there and mull over the pros and cons of eating it? The latter, obviously.
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Social media connectivity undoubtedly offers many potential benefits from connecting with peers to accessing educational content. Equally relevant are concerns about the safety, privacy and behaviour of teens online. There is thus constant course corrections in opinions, beliefs and actions by parents, lawmakers and advocates in issues of online safety and privacy of teens online. While there is now increasing awareness of and hence established defense protocols to protect against overt dangers of social media such as bullying and trolling, the silent perils of social media for youngsters remain to be tackled. These include hacking by inimical elements and phishing.
The bit about Snapchat might be true. The rest, though, are questionable stereotypes, extrapolated into facts. First, the epidemic, widely reported in the media over recent months. But a closer look at the studies immediately reveals inconsistencies. The Jo Cox commission applies across all age groups, and its findings are still a long way off.