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A Dangerous Trend Among Teens and Tweens: E-Cigarettes

September 6, 2014

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E-cigarette usage has become a trend. Do not mistake or confuse them with smokeless cigarettes. E-cigarettes are battery powered cigarettes designed to release a nicotine vapor that looks like smoke. Though originally touted as a better option to smoking without the same carcinogens from smoking tobacco, there are now concerns regarding the chemicals ingredients and […]

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The Thigh Gap: An Awful Trend Fueling Teen Eating Disorders

July 30, 2014

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  The Thigh Gap: What is it? A thigh gap is a clear space or gap between the thighs. The thighs are no longer touching each other when the feet and knees are together. Origin of the phenomenon: the 2012 Victoria’s Secret fashion show. For many teens, the thigh gap symbolizes the ideal body. Some […]

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Interesting Teens Survey from Piper Jaffray

May 20, 2014

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http://www.piperjaffray.com/2col.aspx?id=3048

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Screens Are Not Teens’ Literature Killers

March 9, 2014

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  Teen literature has seen a great boom in recent years. This is an encouraging trend for parents and educators. It is not merely a passing fad, but appears not only to be holding its own, but has become a powerful, profitable market niche. The explosion began with J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, and […]

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Some Interesting Statistics On Tweens And The Way They Think

February 4, 2014

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Source: The Futures Company

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Genuinely Responsible Marketing: Brands can help boost awareness of popular trends that are risky for teens

January 18, 2014

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Have you already heard about “planking” or the “cinnamon challenge”? These quirky and potentially dangerous trends went viral on the Internet and are especially popular among teens. Originating in France as an artistic gesture, ‘planking’ as we know it took on its present day form thanks to two British teens in 2006. They uploaded their […]

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No, Facebook Is Not Dead Among Tweens And Teens

January 14, 2014

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“What we’ve learned from working with 16-18 year olds in the UK is that Facebook is not just on the slide, it is basically dead and buried. Mostly they feel embarrassed even to be associated with it” “…the young are moving on to cooler things” Daniel Miller, Professor of Material Culture at University College London People […]

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‘Selfie’: 2013’s word of the year!

November 19, 2013

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Tweens and teens are without doubt at the origin of this trend! “Use of “selfie,” to mean a self-portrait typically snapped with a smartphone and shared over social networks, has risen 17,000% in frequency over the past 12 months, Oxford Dictionaries said. “Twerk” experienced a notable midyear surge, thanks to Miley Cyrus, but has not proved […]

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