According to a huge new study, adolescents in the 2010s were less likely date, drink alcohol, go out without their parents, and have sex than teens in every generation since the 1970s. The research, published in Child Development, says the cause is not kids having more homework, or more extracurricular activities.
(They are actually doing less homework and about the same in terms of extracurriculars.) What’s changed is the context in which teens are growing up. They have smaller families, which means more attention and money to spend on each kid.
The trends appear among teens poor and rich; of every ethnic background; in cities, suburbs, and small towns.
Where there are cell towers, there are teens living their lives on their smartphone.
By 2015, that had fallen to 41%, with the largest declines for 9th graders and smallest for 12 Previous research has shown that young adults are postponing becoming actual adults longer (hence the need for things like “Adulting School”).
The new research pinpoints when this trend begins, and concludes we are letting childhood run well into adolescence.
More questionable footage of Donald Trump making untoward comments has surfaced as the Republican presidential nominee struggles to recover from the fallout surrounding a leaked 2005 audio recording.
According to a Chicago Tribune wire unearthed by the Los Angeles Times on Thursday, Trump asked them how old they were." The real-estate mogul is not clearly seen in the footage, but his voice can be heard.Trump was 46 years old at the time the clip was filmed at Trump Tower.When they replied that they were 14, Trump reportedly said, “Wow!Leo's 1995 rumored fling with Naomi Campbell reportedly fizzled fast, but they became good friends.The trends were widespread, appearing across gender, race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, region of the country, and whether the teens were in urban or rural locations, suggesting “a broad cultural shift.” While the causes are unclear, the changes are dramatic.