Serious Mental Stress and Teens

Serious mental stress has become a fact of life for many U.S. teens. According to a recently released Pew Research Center survey on teens ages 13 to 17, one of the largest problems facing teens is anxiety and depression. Currently, seven out of ten teens say anxiety and depression are…

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Major U.S. Retailers Tighten Rules on Gun Sales to Teens

Gun control is a complicated issue in the United States. It’s illegal to sell firearms to anyone under the age of 18 or to anyone who has a criminal record, mental disability, or dishonorable military discharge. However, none of these restrictions are foolproof in preventing gun violence. Last week, several…

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Time Magazine Releases List of Influential Teens

Time Magazine has published a list honoring game-changing teens from around the world. It includes Olympic athletes, activists, and young scientists and entrepreneurs. Some teens that made the cut are: • Gavin Grimm, 17, a transgender rights activist • Kiara Nirghin, 16, who invented a way to help crops survive…

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