Does Digital Media Cause Behavioral Problems in Adolescents?

With technology being such a massive entity in our society nowadays, there is always talks about how digital media affects our adolescents. Certainly, there are advantages of computers and tablets for use in an educational manner since children are able to learn subjects in a different method that provokes their brain. On the other hand,…

Where Logan Paul Went Wrong in his Return to YouTube

Logan Paul has been a popular subject of conversation, controversy, and debate since he released his now infamous “suicide forest video” from Japan where he encountered a recently deceased body. For weeks Logan Paul was the center of ridicule, facing fierce backlash from people all over the world for his lack of foresight, consideration, respect,…

Teens Happier When Hanging Outside with Friends, Not on Their Phones

Parents have been complaining about their kids’ smartphone use for quite some time. Before smartphones, it was video games. Before video games, it was computer games. Before computer games, it was television. For decades, technology has been stealing kids’ attention and preventing them from spending time outdoors. Today, technology ‘addicted’ teens would rather sit in…

The Tide Pod Challenge: Everything You Need To Know

A strange phenomenon swept the country in early 2018 as teenagers from coast to coast started consuming Tide laundry detergent pods as part of a viral trend called the “Tide Pod Challenge”. Parents, professionals, and commentators alike were stunned by the trend. For kids to become so willing to interact with laundry-related activities and products,…

Does Alcohol Marketing Have an Effect on Youth Drinking?

In the 1990s, “Big Tobacco” came under fire. The lawsuits were heard around the world as companies like Camel were criticized  for creating characters and advertisements directed toward young people. “Joe Cool” was a camel-character that advertised cigarettes as being cool. A landmark lawsuit, the tobacco industry lost and had to change their approach. Such…