Teens diagnosed with depression show reduction in educational achievement

Loss of potential: teens diagnosed with depression show reduction in educational achievement from primary school to GCSE

Sitting still linked to increased risk of depression in adolescents

Young people who are inactive for large proportions of the day throughout adolescence face a greater risk of depression by age 18

Majority of adolescents worldwide are not sufficiently physically active, putting their current and future health at risk

Globally, in 2016, 81% of 11- to 17-year-old school students did not reach WHO recommendations to do an hour of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity every day

Teenagers less likely to respond to mothers with controlling tone of voice

Cardiff University study showed adolescents were less likely to want to engage with schoolwork when mothers spoke with a pressurising tone

What happens when your picky eater becomes a teenager?

However, the few children who were persistent picky eaters, those who were less able to.

Teens face health and safety risks exploring sex online

Sexual health and victimisation heighten based on activity

Data show no evidence that teens’ social media use predicts depression over time

Results show that social media use did not predict later depressive symptoms among adolescents or college undergraduates

Family dinners improve teens’ eating habits no matter how well family functions

teenagers and young adults who sit down for family dinners

Insufficient sleep associated with risky behaviour in teens

Mental health issues, substance abuse, accidents more likely for high school students sleeping less than six hours per night

Study shows that most teens do have, and use, behavioural brakes

Young people who engage in excessive levels of impulsiveness, such as acting without thinking during their teen years, later struggle with addictions or other problem behaviours as young adults.