Research shows puberty changes the brains of boys and girls differently

Findings indicate that there are opposite changes of brain activity in boys and in girls as they go through puberty.

Frequent use of social media may compromise teenage girls’ mental health by increasing exposure to bullying and reducing sleep and physical exercise

First study to examine three mechanisms by which very frequent use of social media may harm mental health suggests efforts should be made to reduce young people’s exposure to harmful content, and the impact it has on healthy activities

Art therapy found to reduce stress at school for girls

Research through the University of Washington, USA

Playing video games generally not harmful to boys’ social development

The popularity of interactive video games has sparked concern among parents, educators, and policymakers about.

Gender inequality could be driving the deaths of girls under 5

Levels of gender inequality across the world are associated with disproportionate death rates among girls under five years old

First-born children more likely to learn about sex from parents

Men consistently report lower parental involvement in sex education than women

Eight and nine-year-olds experience poor body image as hormone levels rise

Children as young as eight are vulnerable to poor body image as hormone levels rise with the onset of puberty, a new study has found.

Young people who frequently argue with their parents are better citizens

Teenagers who regularly clash with their parents are more likely to have given time to.

Childhood aggression linked to deficits in executive function

Primary school children with reduced cognitive skills for planning and self-restraint are more likely to.

For girls who mature early, psychological problems last into adulthood

For the past 50 years, researchers have known that girls who get their periods earlier.