• NANCY’S BLOG: (in)visible Teens.
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    It’s always exciting to talk about big shifts and how to tackle complex problems with bold ingenuity, but when we look to the future, one giant topic demands more of our attention than it often gets: the health and well-being of today’s youth. This week we focus our attention on those poised to inherit our past and create our future: teens. And in the process invite us all into a new conversation about what it might take to build more supportive structures and attitudes.   …

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  • Teens And Screens.
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    More than 9 out of 10 American teenagers use social media, and according to Pew Research, fully 95% of all teens ages 12-17 are now online (September 2012 survey). There are 75% who have smartphones, and 8 out of 10 have a laptop or desktop computer. They use them for music (60%), to play games (46%), swapping videos (32%), and for social networking (23%). While friends continue to be a dominant influence, social media environments are just as much so as teens are becoming increasingly…

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