teens http://kuow.org en 'Mischievous Responders' Confound Research On Teens http://kuow.org/post/mischievous-responders-confound-research-teens Teenagers face some serious issues: drugs, bullying, sexual violence, depression, gangs. They don't always like to talk about these things with adults.<p>One way that researchers and educators can get around that is to give teens a survey — a simple, anonymous questionnaire they can fill out by themselves without any grown-ups hovering over them. Hundreds of thousands of students take such surveys every year. Thu, 22 May 2014 16:45:15 +0000 Anya Kamenetz 34967 at http://kuow.org 'Mischievous Responders' Confound Research On Teens Risk Of Teens Reoffending Goes Up As Life Expectancy Drops http://kuow.org/post/risk-teens-reoffending-goes-life-expectancy-drops <p></p><p>David Hyde talks with Dr. Alex Piquero, criminology professor at the University of Texas at Dallas, about his <a href="http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/07418825.2014.896396">research </a>that says teens who can't envision a future for themselves are likely to commit more crime. Fri, 25 Apr 2014 22:00:58 +0000 David Hyde & Amina Al-Sadi 33337 at http://kuow.org The Complicated World Of Kids And Social Media http://kuow.org/post/complicated-world-kids-and-social-media <p>David Hyde talks with author danah boyd (who prefers to write her name in lowercase) about her book "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens" and the misconceptions of online dangers. Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:56:13 +0000 Arwen Nicks & David Hyde 29767 at http://kuow.org The Complicated World Of Kids And Social Media Parents And Teens Aren't Up To Speed On HPV Risks, Doctors Say http://kuow.org/post/parents-and-teens-arent-speed-hpv-risks-doctors-say You would think that a vaccine that could prevent cancer would be an easy sell, but that's hasn't proven to be true so far with the vaccine to prevent cervical cancer.<p>Just 33 percent of girls and less than 7 percent of boys in the U.S. have gotten all three recommended doses of the vaccine to protect against the <a href="http://www.cdc.gov/std/hpv/stdfact-hpv.htm">human papillomavirus</a>, which causes cervical and other cancers. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:19:00 +0000 Patti Neighmond 29075 at http://kuow.org Tavi-In-Chief: 'You Can Be A Feminist And Also Like Stuff' http://kuow.org/post/tavi-chief-you-can-be-feminist-and-also-stuff <p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/128743080&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>There are a lot of stereotypical images of teenage girls: vain, ditzy, obsessed with pop music. Tavi Gevinson makes it her job to break these stereotypes. As she sees it, "A lot of teenage girls are very articulate and maybe they like Taylor Swift and One Direction, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t also smart and strong.”</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:08:25 +0000 Kendra Hanna & RadioActive Youth Media 26826 at http://kuow.org Tavi-In-Chief: 'You Can Be A Feminist And Also Like Stuff' Episode 39: The Ups And Downs Of Moving Countries And Choosing Careers http://kuow.org/post/episode-39-ups-and-downs-moving-countries-and-choosing-careers <p>This month RadioActive hosts Yafiet Bezabih and Ann Kane are fixing to surprise you. First we bring you three amazing stories about the challenges and hardships of moving to a new country. In collaboration with Renton High School’s <a href="http://www.facebook.com/pages/Renton-Arrow/199539563477954">Arrow newspaper</a>, &nbsp;Renton High school students from Somalia, Ethiopia and Mexico share their experiences of coming to America and adjusting to the weather, navigating the language barrier and finding friendship.</p> Thu, 30 May 2013 18:06:07 +0000 RadioActive Youth Media & Ann Kane & Yafiet Bezabih 13876 at http://kuow.org Episode 39: The Ups And Downs Of Moving Countries And Choosing Careers Teenage Diaries Revisited: A Gay Teen's Family, 'Evolved' http://kuow.org/post/teenage-diaries-revisited-gay-teens-family-evolved <strong>Name:</strong> Amanda Brand<p><strong>Hometown:</strong> Queens, N.Y.<p><strong>Current city:</strong> New York, N.Y.<p><strong>Occupation:</strong> Massage therapist<p><strong>Then: </strong><p><em>"My mother's always yelling at me, 'How are you supposed to find a man?'... I tell her, I'm like, 'I'm not interested in men.' "</em><p>Amanda is gay. Her family is Catholic, and when she was a teenager, her parents were convinced she was only going through a phase. Back then, Amanda recorded a diary about coming out to her parents and to the world. Mon, 06 May 2013 17:08:00 +0000 editor 12581 at http://kuow.org Teenage Diaries Revisited: A Gay Teen's Family, 'Evolved' Seattle Children’s Hospital Opens Nation’s First Cancer Clinic For Young Adults http://kuow.org/post/seattle-children-s-hospital-opens-nation-s-first-cancer-clinic-young-adults <p></p><p>Every four weeks, Anna Stephens comes to Seattle Children’s Hospital for chemotherapy. But she’s not a child. Stephens is 23 years old, and she’s one of thousands of young people with cancer who wind up being treated in facilities that typically deal with much younger or much older patients. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:25:18 +0000 Ruby de Luna 11705 at http://kuow.org Seattle Children’s Hospital Opens Nation’s First Cancer Clinic For Young Adults Seattle Children's New Cancer Treatment Program For Teens, Young Adults http://kuow.org/post/seattle-childrens-new-cancer-treatment-program-teens-young-adults <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle Children’s Hospital is opening a new cancer unit Sunday specifically designed for teens and young adults.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">young cancer patient age 15 to 29</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;goes in for treatment, they end up either in a pediatric or adult facility. A designated place for this age group</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;could play a crucial role in their survival, according to&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Dr. Becky Johnson.</span></p><p> Thu, 18 Apr 2013 23:38:26 +0000 Ruby de Luna 11649 at http://kuow.org Seattle Children's New Cancer Treatment Program For Teens, Young Adults Washington Teens Continue To Struggle With Mental Health Issues http://kuow.org/post/washington-teens-continue-struggle-mental-health-issues <p></p><p>Fewer teens are smoking and drinking alcohol. That’s one of the bright spots from a recent survey of youth in Washington state. But the results also show that a large number of them are struggling with mental health issues.<br> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:39:15 +0000 Ruby de Luna 9789 at http://kuow.org Washington Teens Continue To Struggle With Mental Health Issues Teen Kicked Out Of His House At Age Seventeen http://kuow.org/post/teen-kicked-out-his-house-age-seventeen <p></p><p class="p1">It started with an argument.</p><p>Marcus McGuire, 17, asked his mom if his girlfriend could come over to the house. His mom said no and Marcus remembers his mom referring to his girlfriend as a "broad."</p><p class="p1">Marcus says he snapped.</p><p class="p1">He started yelling and before long it was World War III. Marcus's mom eventually kicked him out of the house.</p> Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:15:27 +0000 Keilon Anderson & RadioActive Youth Media 5086 at http://kuow.org