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OPINION: Talentless YouTube influencers vs the world

Russell Jarvis shakes his head at the broken moral fibre of our new mixed reality – which our young teens are marinating themselves in.

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13 reasons to talk about teen suicide

Here are 13 reasons to talk to your teen about a very difficult topic, writes Lizette Rabe.

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WATCH: Here's what teens do on Instagram and YouTube

A lot of adults have a lot to say about social media and online platforms. But what do the kids think? From Instagram and cyberbullying to memes, here are a few thoughts and experiences straight from the child's mouth.

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OPINION: "When people can't see things from another's perspective, they become vitriolic, aggressive and spiteful"

In the process of becoming a generation of apolitical, socially aware citizens, and with the advent of technology making it easier for users to engage in online public spheres, have we become so intolerant that when someone's opinion differs from ours we, ourselves, become intolerant, even vicious? A reader wrote in and shared his thoughts on the matter after reading our story 'Online suicide and the dark psychology of internet insult forums'.

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From penny press to Snapchat: How parents have always worried about the "new thing"

Grandma and grandpa reminisce about the "good old days", saying that today's kids seem to have an addiction when it comes to their smartphones. But the truth is, adults have worried about their kids' fascination with new-fangled entertainment and technology since the days of dime novels, radio, the first comic books and rock n' roll. Here's a grandparent's perspective on the kids (and parents) of today.

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Online suicide and the dark psychology of internet insult forums

Yes, social media has certainly provided many people with the opportunity to communicate, encourage debate and enable online public spheres. However, we cannot ignore that it has also provided many people with a platform to bully, troll and torment their peers, especially since their anonymity removes a sense of accountability. So shouldn't social media sites be doing more to protect their users, especially as so many of these users are children – our children?

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5 things teens need to know about cybersecurity

Everyone’s using technology, but they’re not all as safe as they could be. Here are a few ground rules to set for the kids and things you could do to make sure all their networks are password protected and their devices are safe and secure.

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WATCH: Anxiety in teens: what it looks like and strategies to help

Anxiety in teens: what it looks like and strategies to help

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Board games: Help your kids to create their own

Helping your kids build their very own board game makes for a cheap, easy, educational and, most importantly, fun activity.

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How a positive outlook on the future may protect teens from becoming violent

Here's proof that having hope and setting goals for the future, such as graduating from college or university, can prevent teens from turning to violence. This US study applies to South African youth too.

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Dear young man, here's what your dad may not tell you about sex (but should)

Mom, dad, can you remember your sexual awakening? Until that point, you'd been told that sex was something only grown-ups could talk about and yet, there you were with all these feelings bubbling under and you didn't know what to do with them. Well, that's what your son is feeling now. So read this or pass on to your son.

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“I’m not going to tolerate it and neither should any of you”: Millie Bobby Brown responds to bullies after she was trolled

Stranger Things star Millie Bobby Brown deactivated her Twitter account last week when trolls started posting falsehoods about her being homophobic. And although the 14-year-old handled the situation like a pro, she really shouldn't have had to.

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No more smartphones at bedtime! Vamping and why teens are spending more time online than they do sleeping

Sleep deprivation has been linked to depression and anxiety, and your smartphone using teen could be at risk.

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Colour me excited: Crayola released a makeup collection!

All your favourite shades of your Crayola crayon box are now available in beauty products. Eggplant purple? Count me in.

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A parent's guide to matric ball planning

Giving your teen the night of their dreams doesn't have to make you hot under the collar. Here are some planning and budgeting tips for making it happen without breaking the bank.

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How the 11-year-old Meghan Markle fought the patriarchy

When she was only 11 years old, Meghan Markle came across a sexist ad on TV. The future Duchess of Sussex wasn't going to just let it slide.

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What your menstrual blood tells you about your health

To celebrate Menstrual Hygiene Day, midwife and health expert Sister Burgie Ireland offers some tips of things to look out for to ensure our menstrual health remains in top form.

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13 Reasons Why: Season 2 is chillingly honest and completely terrifying

This second season of the Netflix hit show, 13 Reasons Why, is so brutal I could barely watch it, which is probably exactly why we and our teens, probably should.

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INFOGRAPHIC: First period tips and hacks

Here's a guide for your tween to cope with her first period at school and at home.

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The Boy Scouts of America are changing their name and recruiting girls!

As of 2019, the Boy Scouts will be known as Scouts BSA as the "Scout Me In" campaign aims to encourage girls to sign up as well.

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How three boys saved a man from jumping off a bridge

Shawn, Devonte and Sammy were walking home from school one day when they saw a man about to commit suicide. In a moment of sheer heroism, the boys ran to his rescue, holding onto him and pleading, "It's not worth it."

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The pill and your teen: We answer the most-Googled questions

Should your teen be on the pill? South African experts weigh in on the internet's highest ranked FAQs on oral contraception, and how they relate to your teen.

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This cartoon is promoting positive self-esteem in young children and we love it

An exciting new project which premiered yesterday is set to promote positive attitudes and behaviours in teens and tweens.

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A schoolgirl has developed a substance to help curb shack fires

Addressing the problem of fire outbreaks in informal settlements, Gabriella Mogale has created a twofold solution to curbing burns – and she’s only 17, writes Design Indaba.

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Being moody isn't a mental health issue

Normal negative emotions are actually growth promoting and essential for human development and adaptation. They prompt us to address life challenges and opportunities and to develop resilience.

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Books to help teens feel understood when they're feeling misunderstood

Our top list of YA books to look forward to for the rest of the year.

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Phenomenal period warriors!

The Period Series for tweens and teens celebrates menstruators who are changing the way we talk and think about periods.

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What are finstas and why should parents know about them?

The pressure teens feel to project an image of perfection via social media has given rise to a new trend. Should parents be worried?
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