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Martin Burrett

Teens need vigorous physical activity and fitness to cut heart risk - 10 views

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    "Guidelines for teenagers should stress the importance of vigorous physical activity and fitness to cut the risk of heart disease, new research suggests. Current NHS guidelines say people aged 5 to 18 should do at least 60 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity each day to improve their current and future health. But in a study of adolescents aged 12 to 17, University of Exeter researchers found significant differences between the effects of moderate activity (such as brisk walking) and vigorous activity (activity that leaves people out of breath, such as team sports or running around a playground)."
Martin Burrett

Phone-addicted teens are unhappy - 21 views

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    "Happiness is not a warm phone, according to a new study exploring the link between adolescent life satisfaction and screen time. Teens whose eyes are habitually glued to their smartphones are markedly unhappier, said study lead author and San Diego State University and professor of psychology Jean M. Twenge."
Ann Steckel

Harvard Study Finds Teens Online Lack Ethics - 72 views

  • In their research, the team has found that most young people are devoid of ethical thinking or consideration for others when using the web.
  • encourage us all to mentor young people on using social media for social good.
  • The online behaviors of youth and how to improve and correct them are part of how James feels new media can be used to address the world’s challenges
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    The biggest take-away for me was that adults were largely lacking presence in the online life of youth. And, even though this was less true for tweens, the focus was primarily on consequences for poor choices, not digital citizenship. For me, this reflects a larger cultural shift that is occurring and the continued blurring of ethics/morality and the destructive influence of Hollywood.
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