Sleep is food for the brain. During sleep, important body functions and brain activity occur. Skipping sleep can be harmful — even deadly, particularly if you are behind the wheel.
Electronic Resources for Teens. The library provides access to a wide variety of electronic resources that offer magazines, journals, and newspaper articles; research electronic resources on specific subjects such as literature, art, auto repair, business, health, student resources, and more. To access these electronic resource, you will need your Farmingdale library card barcode.
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.
Smartphones and social media are now an almost universal feature of teenage life in the United States. More than nine-in-ten U. But this increased connectivity can come with challenges for teens — as well as their parents.
At the same time, teens mostly think teachers, social media companies and politicians are failing at addressing this issue. By Monica Anderson. Name-calling and rumor-spreading have long been an unpleasant and challenging aspect of adolescent life.
By Monica Anderson and Jingjing Jiang. Social media has given teens the ability to instantly connect with others and share their lives through photos, videos and status updates. Teens themselves describe these platforms as a key tool for connecting and maintaining relationships, being creative, and learning more about the world.
Going online to do research when you're writing papers and doing projects is a no-brainer. But all of the choices at your fingertips can seem overwhelming sometimes. Knowing how to evaluate and choose online resources can help you avoid headaches and wasted time.
YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms among teens. By Monica Anderson and Jingjing Jiang. The survey also finds there is no clear consensus among teens about the effect that social media has on the lives of young people today.
These complex and at times contradictory judgments emerge from 1 an online survey of more than 2, middle and high school teachers drawn from the Advanced Placement AP and National Writing Project NWP communities; and 2 a series of online and offline focus groups with middle and high school teachers and some of their students. Among the more positive impacts they see: the best students access a greater depth and breadth of information on topics that interest them; students can take advantage of the availability of educational material in engaging multimedia formats; and many become more self-reliant researchers. At the same time, these teachers juxtapose these benefits against some emerging concerns.