I think this is a very interesting study as it made me look in a different way at something that seemed logical but is not. I do also think that there is some causal relationship is being mixed up with a mere correlation in the press release, luckily not in the actual study. From the… Read More Being rejected or being isolated from social groups as a young adolescent are two different things
I did a lot of research on the perception of teachers by their students, but what about vice versa? This new study sheds a light: From the press release: The ‘ideal student’ – valued by both learners and university staff – is a punctual, organized, hard worker and enthusiastic learner – rather than someone with… Read More Who is the “perfect student”?
Sleep and exercise have been two important worries about children for the past few decades, for sure in relation to obesity. New research from the University of South Australia shows that the same decline in body mass index may be achieved by either extra sleep or extra exercise with some extra insights! From the press… Read More What’s better for children: sleep or exercise?
More cartoons about school life during Covid, check this post by Larry Cuban.
As I child I watched way too much television. Besides helping me learn to speak and write a personal kind of English, what has been the result? A new report assesses the values emphasized by television programs popular with tweens over each decade from 1967 to 2017, charting how 16 values have waxed and waned… Read More How has television been shaping the values of our children?
This is the presentation I used in the webinar I gave for the fine people of the EU-CONEXUS-project. In this talk, I discuss the fake, lesser important, and the real crises young people experience today.
Even when there is no coronavirus doing the rounds, life can be quite stressful for teens. What does he or she think about me? A new study suggests that sleep can help. From the press release: A new Michigan State University study found that a good night’s sleep does adolescents good – beyond helping them… Read More Adequate sleep can help teens navigate challenging social situations
When I speak to parents and teachers about texting, things often get awkward soon. They all know the situations of teenagers sharing nude pictures with each other while e.g. in a relation, but things go wrong when those pictures are shared beyond that relation. Many adults will say ‘just don’t sext’, but that doesn’t seem… Read More Is it time to teach teens ‘safe’ sexting?
There are new results from the WHO about the physical activity of teens and while boys seem to improve slightly, girls don’t and both of them don’t exercise enougH. From the press release: The first ever global trends for adolescent insufficient physical activity show that urgent action is needed to increase physical activity levels in… Read More WHO-study: Physical activity trends show slight improvement for boys, none for girls
It’s an often repeated claim, but it seems hard to proof: our smartphones seem not to be the reason some of our children feel worse. From the press release: A new study, published in the journal Clinical Psychological Science, suggests that the time adolescents are spending on their phones and online is not that bad.… Read More Maybe it’s not the smartphone: study of 400 teens finds little evidence linking excessive smartphone use and mental health outcomes