The lure of celebrity is so great among teenagers that almost one in 10 would abandon their education if they had the chance to appear on television. Although the odds of hitting the big time through reality television are 30 million to one- greater than those for winning the Lottery - about 16 per cent of teenagers believe they will find success through celebrity. The poll of nearly youngsters in the 16 to 19 age group, commissioned by the Learning and Skills Council LSC , found that money and success were their main motivating factors. The LSC said official statistics show that leaving education or training without a basic set of qualifications will leave young people more likely to be unemployed or stuck in low-paid jobs. Ruth Bullen, of the LSC, said the findings should encourage young people to stay on in education or training.
NBC's Lester Holt Joins Effort Teaching Teens How to Spot False Info Online - NBC4 Washington
Verified by Psychology Today. Mental Wealth. Many people are focused on reducing screen time for children; I'm one of those people. The health risks are enormous for our kids, in a variety of ways, from their vulnerable, undeveloped eyes to their growing bodies and minds. What psychological needs are these digital devices filling - and what price is being paid when they dominate our lives?
Logged off: meet the teens who refuse to use social media
The universal truth of puberty and adolescence is body change, and relatively rapid body change. Teenagers have to cope with all kinds of comparisons, with their peers, with the childhood bodies they leave behind, and with the altered images used in advertising and in the self-advertising on social media. It may be that the rapid way the body changes during these years can help adolescents believe in other kinds of change, including the false promises that various products can significantly modify their size and shape. A study published last month in the journal Pediatrics looked at two kinds of risky behavior that are increasingly common over adolescence: the use of laxatives for weight loss and the use of muscle-building products. By age 23 to 25,
But fabricated stories posing as serious journalism are not likely to go away as they have become a means for some writers to make money and potentially influence public opinion. Even as Americans recognize that fake news causes confusion about current issues and events, they continue to circulate it. Much of the fake news that flooded the internet during the election season consisted of written pieces and recorded segments promoting false information or perpetuating conspiracy theories. The news media has written a lot about fake news and other forms of misinformation, but scholars are still trying to understand it — for example, how it travels and why some people believe it and even seek it out.