Parents told: don’t let teens drive with friends

Parents are being encouraged to restrict their teen from carrying friends when driving, on the back of two new studies into how peer passengers distract teen drivers. The first study has identified which teens are likely to drive with multiple friends. These drivers shared the following characteristics: considered themselves ‘thrill-seekers’ perceived their parents as not.. Read more

Australian teens pressured to ‘sext’

Teenage boys and girls report experiencing media and peer pressure to share sexual images via mobile phones, a practice known as ‘sexting’. Preliminary findings from a University of Melbourne study revealed young people believe a highly sexualised media culture bombarded them with sexualised images, creating pressure to engage in sexting. The boys interviewed for the.. Read more