Jennifer Ludden. Harry Potter and The Hunger Games haven't been big hits for nothing. Lots of teens and adolescents still read quite a lot. But a roundup of studies, put together by the nonprofit Common Sense Media, shows a clear decline over time. Nearly half of year-olds say they read for pleasure no more than one or two times a year — if that. The digital revolution means there are more platforms than ever to read on.
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Being shy isn't a bad thing. But, sometimes shyness can stem from low-confidence and it can interfere with a teen's ability to communicate effectively, join activities, or meet new people. If your teen's shyness gets in the way of doing things she wants to do, these strategies can help her come out of her shell. Teens may be more likely to have unhealthy coping skills. So where as an adult who feels shy may still greet someone or may force themselves to attend functions, shy teens may be more likely to avoid people or steer clear of social gatherings that are optional. Studies found that in general, adults are more likely to be shy than teenagers. This may be because teens are usually surrounded by peers much of the time.
Some teenage gangs will often congregate on parks and street corners for want of having no better place to hang out. Quite often, this will be perfectly innocent and there will be nothing sinister about it. However, it can create a problem if they are constantly congregating outside of your own house, with issues such as noise and litter just two of the less serious problems this can cause.
The conference brings together young people to learn how to become leaders in their own communities. Hundreds of teenagers from around the world are taking part in a week-long conference to learn how to become leaders in their communities. The delegates, aged 15 to 18, will graduate on Friday morning having completed various stages of the leadership programme. This skills are crucial in all walks of life.