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    Parenting a moving target: Understanding how young people’s lives are changing

Parenting a moving target: Understanding how young people’s lives are changing

How are young people’s lives changing, particularly in the digital age? Ann Hagell and John Coleman share insights from the Key Data on Adolescence report and look at changes currently impacting young people. Every two years, the Association for Young People’s Health (AYPH) publishes a compendium of publically available statistics about young people’s health, which provides a unique picture of their lives in […]

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    If we can’t prove the internet makes children unhappy, we shouldn’t lay the blame at its door

If we can’t prove the internet makes children unhappy, we shouldn’t lay the blame at its door

Sonia Livingstone takes a closer look at increasing concerns around young people’s mental health and the implication that the internet is at fault. She argues that there is not enough research evidence to support this and many other causes for children’s problems are being ignored. Sonia is Professor of Social Psychology at LSE’s Department of Media and Communications and has more than 25 years of […]