By Amanda Lenhart. Much of this frenzy of access is facilitated by mobile devices. African-American and Hispanic youth report more frequent internet use than white teens. Teens are diversifying their social network site use. While both are probability-based, nationally representative samples of American teens, the current survey was administered online, while our previous work involved surveying teens by phone.
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On Thursday, August 12, Jonathan Lee, a year-old American boy, embarked on a journey that few other people, not to mention year-olds, would ever even consider. Jonathan, who was born in South Korea, but lives in Ridgeland, Mississippi, traveled with his mother and father across the globe to North Korea for a week-long trip. Jonathan sought to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and other government officials to pitch his idea of creating a "children's peace forest" in Panmunjom, a village in the middle of the DMZ that has divided North and South Korea since the Korean War ended in According to South Korea's Yonhap news agency, Jonathan met former South Korean president Kim Dae-jung three years ago and suggested planting chestnut trees on the Korean peninsula. In the letter that Jonathan hoped to give to Kim Jong Il, he wrote that Kim Dae-jung talked with him about his "sunshine policy" of peaceful coexistence with the North. The letter went on to say,"He promised he would take me with him next time he went to the DPRK, but sadly he passed away last year.
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Adolescence is a critical period for mental, social, and emotional wellbeing and development. During adolescence, the brain undergoes significant developmental changes, establishing neural pathways and behavior patterns that will last into adulthood. Because their brains are still developing, adolescents are particularly receptive to the positive influences of youth development strategies, social and emotional learning, and behavioral modeling. These and other factors underline the importance of meeting the mental, social, and emotional health needs of this age group.
For boys and girls, day-to-day experiences and future aspirations vary in key ways. Concern about mental health cuts across gender, racial and socio-economic lines, with roughly equal shares of teens across demographic groups saying it is a significant issue in their community. Fewer teens, though still substantial shares, voice concern over bullying, drug addiction and alcohol consumption. More than four-in-ten say these are major problems affecting people their age in the area where they live, according to a Pew Research Center survey of U.