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Dec 19 2022
"Fortnite" creator Epic Games will pay $520 million to settle allegations that it illegally collected children's personal information and tricked people into making purchases, the Federal Trade Commission and the company said on Monday.
It will pay a record penalty of $275 million for violating a children's privacy law and adopt strong default privacy settings for young people. EpicReuters
Dec 11 2019
Some promising trends fall short of real progress. Vaping – once considered safer than cigarettes – has emerged as a public health harm for teens and adults. Has the dearth of research sent solutions up in smoke?
The online vape store looks legitimate: It warns away those under 21; a customer chat box pops up when you open the home page; there are online coupons, even a Black FridayChristian Science Monitor
Dec 11 2022
Juul Labs Inc, an electronic cigarette company, has agreed to pay $1.7 billion to settle more than 5,000 lawsuits, according to reports.
A bulk of the suits allege that the company used its marketing to target children and teenagers. Despite the settlement, Juul has denied the accusations.
The various lawsuits by more than 10,000 plaintiffs were consolidated in the U.S. DistrictWashington Examiner
Dec 02 2022
Legally, if you get pregnant after being raped in Mississippi, you should be able to get an abortion. Although the state has banned almost all abortions, it does permit them in cases of rape. But when a teenager there recently became pregnant through rape, her parents still had to take her to Illinois for an abortion. The last clinic in Mississippi had already closed.
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Dec 05 2022
Behind Florida's decision to block clinical services for transgender adolescents is a talking point — repeated by the state's governor and top medical authorities — that most cases of gender incongruence fade over time.
The Florida Board of Medicine voted Nov. 4 to approve a rule that barred physicians from performing surgical procedures on minors to alter "primary or secondary sexualPolitiFact
Dec 11 2022
As someone from the boomer generation, I continue to be surprised and amused at the growing role social media plays in modern discourse. Younger generations can’t seem to go more than a few minutes without it. Two of the media giants in the field are TikTok and Twitter, neither of which I use directly, which may make me unqualified to discuss them, but I’m going to forge ahead anyway, but withGuest Writer - Center
Oct 24 2022
A woman and a teenage girl were killed Monday morning in a shooting inside a St. Louis high school, authorities said. The gunman was also killed in the shooting, police said, and six others were taken to hospitals with injuries.CBS News (Online)
Apr 16 2022
The United States is experiencing an extreme teenage mental-health crisis. From 2009 to 2021, the share of American high-school students who say they feel “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness” rose from 26 percent to 44 percent, according to a new CDC study. This is the highest level of teenage sadness ever recorded.
The government survey of almost 8,000 high-school studentsThe Atlantic
Apr 16 2022
It’s never been easy to be a teenager, but today’s youth are grappling with a mental health crisis of epic proportions.
An April 2022 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) — the Adolescent Behaviors and Experiences SurveyTrusted Source — shows that 44% of teens feel “persistent feelings of sadness and hopelessness.”
According to previous CDC data,Psych Central
Apr 16 2022
According to a new survey by the CDC, American teens are facing a drastic mental health crisis.
Below are the crazy numbers for “Percent of High-School Students Feeling Persistently Sad or Hopeless”
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Long-Term Joy vs. Fleeting Pleasure: We are abandoning our primal roles in life in exchange for immediate and brief sensations of pleasure and “happiness.” TheTurning Point USA