Keeping teens safe during ‘100 deadliest days’ for young drivers
The “100 Deadliest days” for teen drivers is the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day and this is when thousands of teens are more likely to be involved in fatal crashes, and the million-dollar question is: What can be done to fix this issue?
Foes united vs Facebook over Instagram’s effect on teens
Political adversaries in Congress are united in outrage against Facebook for privately compiling information that its Instagram photo-sharing service appears to grievously harm some teens, especially girls, while publicly downplaying the popular platform’s negative impact.
How growing up in Third Ward inspired a Houston teacher to become a successful author
HOUSTON – A former teacher found inspiration in her Third Ward upbringing to create new a fantasy novel set in Houston. The book is called Wings of Ebony and the author, J. Elle, chatted with Houston Life about her impressive story that landed her a six-figure book deal. Houston author J. Elle (Chris Spicks Photography)“I wanted to get into the profession, but I didn’t have any formal training. Wings of Ebony is out now and it debuted on the New York Times young adult bestseller list. To connect with J. Elle, click here.
Missouri City brothers give back to teachers with a sweet project
HOUSTON – With two books and a baking business under their belts and, Nigel and Shane Mushambi are thriving entrepreneurs. The Missouri City brothers explained to Houston Life how they’re spreading kindness and gratitude to teachers with a sweet new project called “Sweet Compassion”. #SweetCompassion #2brositk#teamwork #thorntonmiddleschool #teacherareheroestoo #JBDondolo Posted by 2brositk on Wednesday, December 9, 2020“We created this project to encourage teachers during this time. We just thought a lot of teachers during this time are sacrificing their health and bodies to teach the next generation. Even though they are still young, the Mushambi brothers are used to doing charity work.
Two boys, 13 and 15, charged with armed carjacking in Rogers Park
The teens were both arrested around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 4700 block of North Racine Avenue, police said. They were taken into custody less than 30 minutes after a 65-year-old woman was carjacked after parking in the 1200 block of West Farwell Avenue about 2½ miles away.chicagotribune.com
The big coverup: Teens using ‘code words’ while texting
ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) – Studies show 46% of sexually active high schoolers didn’t use a condom the last time they had sex. If you think you can read your teen’s texts to find out what they’re up to, think again. Code words are now a popular practice among young people, and if you don’t know the lingo, you’re out of luck. Here are some common phrases teens use that should put their parents on high alert. If you haven’t noticed, teenagers have a language all their own, but some of the words your teen uses could be code for sex, drugs, or other risky behaviors.
Ways to tell if your teen is struggling with anxiety, how to help
“Teens have been very resilient during this time.,” said Ashley Bryant from Therapy in Color. However, Bryant said a lot of teens hide feelings of depression and anxiety from their parents. Here are ways to determine if your teen is struggling:Harmful self talkBryan warned about some big red flags that include noticing “drastic behavior changes or they start talking about themselves in a more negative way... or if they start talking about self-harming." Boys may be aggressive while girls may express more emotions“Sometimes with boys it can be difficult for them to express their emotions," Bryant said. There are several online services that match your teen to a licensed professional counselor.
Vaping could make COVID-19 cases more severe in teens
AURORA, Co. If you think your teen or young adult doesnt vape or vaping is safer than cigarettes, you might want to think again. Experts say its logical that vaping could cause COVID-19 to be more severe. Internet searches for vaping and COVID-19 peaked in March, but then dropped off, and in the Latino community, fewer people searched for information despite a surge in vaping among Latinos. Research shows the number of kids who started vaping at 14 or younger has tripled in the past five years. Kids often think vaping is less harmful than cigarettes.
Houston Dermatologist shares tips to help fight acne in teens and adults
Dr. Sherry Ingraham, dermatologist from Advanced Dermatology, explained the latest treatments for acne-free skin, and simple ways to avoid acne breakouts. Acne skin because the disorders of sebaceous glands productions (kobzev3179)“Hormones, hygiene and genetics, with hormonal changes having the most significant impact.” she said. Most commonly appearing in the teen years, acne can persist into young adulthood and often recur in the late 30s and 40s. To mitigate that, when you can, wear a cotton mask because you can wash it daily, and wash the bacteria, dirt and makeup off. If you can avoid wearing makeup under your mask under your mask, don’t wear it,” she said.
Crisis Text Line helps reach teens in trouble
A Northwestern study out this month shows nearly a third of teens surveyed use what they learn online to live better -- drinking less soda, eating healthier and exercising to fight depression. But there's a groundbreaking way for teens to find high-tech help when they need it urgently. Jim Axelrod gets an inside look at the Crisis Text Line, only on "CBS This Morning."cbsnews.com
Two teens foil child abduction caught on tape
Two teens foil child abduction caught on tape Two quick-thinking teens were able to stop a man from abducting a toddler. CBSN's Vladimir Duthiers and Elaine Quijano report on the dramatic surveillance video showing how the suspect was almost successful.cbsnews.com
Kentucky teens on the run after alleged crime spree
Kentucky teens on the run after alleged crime spree They are described as a modern day Bonnie and Clyde, and they are both on the run. 48 Hours Crimesider reporter Michelle Sigona says investigators across the South are fanning out to track down two love-struck teens wanted for an alleged crime spree carried out over the last couple of weeks.cbsnews.com
Troubled teens face their biggest challenge
Troubled teens face their biggest challenge Sunburst Youth Challenge Academy takes in unruly teens and helps them overcome their mental and physical challenges. One year later, the teens have earned their first pass to go home. But for many, this is where their problems began. Michelle Miller files her latest report in the installment "A Last Second Chance."cbsnews.com
12/01: Amid Ferguson protests, Obama addresses police militarization; Troubled teens face their biggest challenge
12/01: Amid Ferguson protests, Obama addresses police militarization; Troubled teens face their biggest challenge Across the nation, thousands of students marched Monday in protest of the grand jury decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown. The ongoing tension over the situation in Ferguson, Mo., prompted the White House to announce changes that will impact the militarization of local police departments. Vladimir Duthiers reports from Ferguson; Sunburst Youth Challenge Academy takes in unruly teens and helps them overcome their mental and physical challenges. One year later, the teens have earned their first pass to go home. Michelle Miller files her latest report in the installment "A Last Second Chance."cbsnews.com
Teens break out of youth detention center in Tennessee
Teens break out of youth detention center in Tennessee A group of teens broke out of a youth detention center in Tennessee, but most were quickly recaptured. The breakout raises questions about the center’s security. Julianna Goldman reportscbsnews.com
Headlines at 7:30: Seven teens who escaped detention center still on the run
Headlines at 7:30: Seven teens who escaped detention center still on the run Of the 32 teens who escaped from a Nashville detention center Tuesday morning, seven are still on the loose. Plus, the Department of Homeland Security says that young illegal immigrants are not being abused in detention facilities. "CBS This Morning" takes a look at some of today's headlines from around the globe.cbsnews.com
Teens who don't get enough sleep suffer physical and mental health problems
Teens who don't get enough sleep suffer physical and mental health problems A new report argues middle and high school students who don't get enough sleep can suffer physical and mental health problems. Dr. Carol Ash, director of sleep medicine at Meridian Health, joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the details.cbsnews.com