Tag: Teenagers and Adolescence

Dozens of Young People Hospitalized for Breathing and Lung Problems After Vaping

Nearly three dozen young people have been hospitalized around the country in recent weeks for severe respiratory problems after vaping either nicotine or marijuana, stumping doctors treating them. The Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin public health departments are investigating these cases and at least 20 additional emergency admissions that doctors suspect are related to vaping some […]

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‘Juul-alikes’ Are Filling Shelves With Sweet, Teen-Friendly Nicotine Flavors

The purveyors of Strawberry Milk, Peach Madness and Froopy (tastes like Froot Loops) e-cigarette pods are having a very good year. After Juul Labs, under pressure from the Food and Drug Administration, stopped selling most of its hugely popular flavored nicotine pods in stores last fall, upstart competitors swooped in to grab the shelf space. […]

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Hometown of Canadian Teenage Murder Suspects Grapples With Infamy

PORT ALBERNI, British Columbia — Residents of Port Alberni on Vancouver Island tout their small town as the salmon capital of the world and also like to boast that it produced Canada’s only female prime minister. These days, though, Port Alberni has become known for something more sinister: as the birthplace of the Canadian teenagers […]

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Children as Young as 11 Added to N.Y.P.D. Facial Recognition Database

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The New York Police Department has been loading thousands of arrest photos of children and teenagers into a facial recognition database despite evidence the technology has a higher risk of false matches in younger faces. For about four years, […]

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Juul Says It Doesn’t Target Kids. But Its E-Cigarettes Pull Them In.

Over 3.6 million middle and high school students used e-cigarettes last year, up by 1.5 million over 2017. The use of Juul, the most popular brand in the country, appears to have led this alarming increase among middle and high school students. This should not be a surprise. The founders of Juul Labs say that […]

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Romania’s Police Chief Fired After Officers Took 19 Hours to Respond to Kidnapped Girl’s Calls

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romania’s national police chief and two county officials have been fired after the authorities took 19 hours to respond to the emergency calls of a kidnapped 15-year-old girl who has disappeared and is feared dead. The case set off national outrage, with hundreds of people gathering outside the suspect’s house to protest […]

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What Do Teenagers Need? Ask the Family Dog

People of all ages become deeply connected to their pets, but in the lives of teenagers, animals often play a special role. Indeed, pets provide comforts that seem to be tailor-made for the stresses of normal adolescent development. To start, animals don’t judge — and teenagers are generally subjected to a great deal of judgment. […]

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Teenager Accused of Rape Deserves Leniency Because He’s From a ‘Good Family,’ Judge Says

The 16-year-old girl was visibly intoxicated, her speech slurred, when a drunk 16-year-old boy sexually assaulted her in a dark basement during an alcohol-fueled pajama party in New Jersey, prosecutors said. The boy filmed himself penetrating her from behind, her torso exposed, her head hanging down, prosecutors said. He later shared the cellphone video among […]

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What It’s Like To Be a Teenager in Putin’s Russia

By Daria Navalnaya Video by Adam Westbrook Teenagers who have grown up in Russia have known only one leader in their lifetimes: Vladimir Putin. In the video Op-Ed above, Daria Navalnaya, host of an influential YouTube channel and daughter of the opposition leader Aleksei A. Navalny, interviews a cross-section of young Russians about how they […]

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The ‘Euphoria’ Teenagers Are Wild. But Most Real Teenagers Are Tame.

Teenage dramas have typically presented a soapy view of high school, with more sex, drugs and wild behavior than in real life. But HBO’s new series “Euphoria” portrays a youth bacchanal that’s a stretch even for Hollywood. The show suggests that our modern society, with its smartphone dating apps, internet pornography and designer drugs, has […]

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Nebraska School District Will Test Students for Nicotine Over Vaping Worries

A school district in Nebraska will start randomly testing students who take part in extracurricular activities for nicotine, after educators noticed a sharp rise in the use of e-cigarettes, a school official said Monday. The new policy at Fairbury Public Schools reflected the growing recognition nationwide of the public health threat of e-cigarettes. Their soaring […]

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When Social Media Is Really Problematic for Adolescents

There has been a lot of worry about adolescents and social media over the past couple of weeks, with new studies and reports raising questions about mental health and vulnerability, sleep and suicide. I recently wrote about the question of whether the word “addiction” is helpful in understanding our worries about adolescents and their relationships […]

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Did I Need to Know What Gender My Nonbinary Interviewees Were Assigned at Birth? Maybe Not

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. I knew certain things about Charley Fogel, the person I was interviewing a few weeks ago at a Starbucks in Bethesda, Md. Their pronouns were they/them. They had adopted their gender-neutral name a few years […]

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A Financial Checklist for Your Newly Minted High School Graduate

The summer after high school graduation inevitably includes monthslong encounters with various to-do lists. Extra-long-sheet purchases and milk crates for future collegians. A résumé for job seekers. Thank-you notes for all. But let me suggest one more itemized offering: a list of financial tasks. If you want to set your child up properly for college, […]

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