teenagers http://nhpr.org en Rethink 2014: Teens and Technology http://nhpr.org/post/rethink-2014-teens-and-technology <p>Teenagers are the most tech-savviest among us with their heads glued to their screens, posting stylized selfies on Instagram and compulsively checking Facebook. Or are they? Our guest Cliff Watson challenged our conceptions about the digitally-driven lives of teens. <a href="https://medium.com/understandings-epiphanies/aae8d5f880cc">“Teens aren’t abandoning ‘social,’ he writes in an article for Medium, “they’re just using the word correctly.” </a> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 18:35:50 +0000 Virginia Prescott 41396 at http://nhpr.org Rethink 2014: Teens and Technology Teen Drinking In New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/teen-drinking-new-hampshire <p>Despite our reputation as one of the healthiest states, young people here abuse alcohol at much greater rates than the rest of the country. With this comes other risky behaviors – from drunk driving to assault, as well as a greater chance of addiction down the road. We’ll look at how the state’s communities are tackling this issue.</p><p></p><p></p><p><u><strong>Guests:</strong></u></p> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 34689 at http://nhpr.org Teen Drinking In New Hampshire Wages For Babysitters Rise While Other Sectors Remain Stalled http://nhpr.org/post/wages-babysitters-rise-while-other-sectors-remain-stalled <p>The Department of Labor reports that last year’s national wage rate crept up only 2%, confirming what many US workers can already tell you: wages have stagnated. Not so for one high-demand job: babysitters. Over the past 30 years, teenage babysitting rates have risen nine times faster than the rate of inflation – commanding an average of $10 per hour. Depending on location and a sitter’s skill set, parents can shell out as much as $17 an hour for a night out. <strong>Megan Woolhouse </strong>covers the economy for the Boston Globe’s business section. Her article on <a href="http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/08/11/babysitter-economics-parents-reel-sitters-rake/H10XS1PjLfimcYOXlIVL0M/story.html">babysitters making bank</a> alerted us to this one sector of high wage growth.</p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 13:36:31 +0000 Virginia Prescott 33823 at http://nhpr.org Wages For Babysitters Rise While Other Sectors Remain Stalled The New Confessional Booth Conveniently Located In Your Computer http://nhpr.org/post/new-confessional-booth-conveniently-located-your-computer <p>Time for a high school confessional…the digital edition. Teenagers and young adults often get stern warnings against over-sharing on social media…one incriminating photo or post could torpedo a college or job application, after all. Now, students across America are turning to online confession pages – anonymous forums for relaying painful experiences, grievances, and the baring of souls.&nbsp; The appeal of anonymity and ease of use found on Facebook makes confession pages extremely popular among young adults. For example, UNH’s Facebook confession page has more than sixty-four hundred followers. &nbsp;<strong>Justine Sharrock </strong>is West Coast editor at Buzzfeed.com; she joined us to talk about high school confession pages.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 14:19:47 +0000 Virginia Prescott 28696 at http://nhpr.org The New Confessional Booth Conveniently Located In Your Computer Don't You Kids Have Somewhere To Go? http://nhpr.org/post/dont-you-kids-have-somewhere-go <p>The latest in anti-loitering technology aimed at teenagers.</p> Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:26:49 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2849 at http://nhpr.org Don't You Kids Have Somewhere To Go? Dartmouth Study Says Alcohol in Movies Compels Teens to Drink http://nhpr.org/post/dartmouth-study-says-alcohol-movies-compels-teens-drink <p>A <a href="http://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/2/1/e000543.full?sid=8289c244-310c-4f4f-8c4c-7530ab8cfaae" target="_blank">new study </a>from researchers at Dartmouth Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center found that the more movies teenagers watch with images of alcohol, the more likely teens will start drinking. The study also found that an increase in movie watching was a major risk factor for teens who already drink to start binge drinking.</p> Wed, 29 Feb 2012 21:48:16 +0000 Rachel Gotbaum 2210 at http://nhpr.org Dartmouth Study Says Alcohol in Movies Compels Teens to Drink