Summer, summer, summertime! It’s every kid’s favorite time of year, but too much time on their hands can be a concern for parents. A fun part-time summer job may be the answer.
For a little while, rumors that teens see Facebook in the same way they see their dad’s pale, baggy jeans have been wafting around the social biosphere. A new survey shows it’s true.
To understand where teens like to spend their virtual time nowadways, just watch them on their smartphones. Their world revolves around Instagram, the application adults mistook for an elevated photography service, and other apps decidely less old-fashioned than Mark Zuckerberg’s kingdom.
It’s probably no longer a stretch to say the media overload we wade through each day of the Information Age can begin to eat away at the soul. In fact, some rabbis in Israel believe that’s actually the case.
Most kids know using a mobile phone while driving is a bad idea, but nearly 60-percent of high school seniors admitted in a recent CDC study that they text while driving. Now a new free app called DriveScribe is a game-changer. It takes the mobile phone and turns it from detractor into driving coach and rewards teens for safe driving.
Most parents don’t realize that kids under 21 still consider mom and dad to be the greatest influence in their lives. Yet, far too many of these kids also say their parents haven’t talked to them about alcohol and other drugs. They also report that they drink and use other drugs at someone else’s home. Sadly, too many say they had their first drink at home with mom or dad.
Looking for a summer job? Despite economic problems, staff cutbacks and the possibility of layoffs, Miami-Dade County is actually looking for summer part-timers, and the search started Monday.
The three teenagers accused of setting Michael Brewer on fire will each have separate trials. All of the parties involved agreed Thursday morning to holding three individual trials for Matthew Bent, Denver Jarvis and Jesus Mendez.
An 18-year-old girl was arrested and charged in the stabbing of a Miramar High female student Thursday, police said.
An argument with two students apparently started in the cafeteria at Miramar High School, spilled out onto the street and ended a block away, where a 15-year-old girl appears to have been stabbed by another teen girl.