Maxwell Surprenant with fellow Kid Reporter Kaitlin Clark at a polling place in Manchester, New Hampshire, February 9, 2016 (Brittany Sullivan for Scholastic)

11/4/16: 3 Articles You Need to Read This Week

We know you're busy--that's why we're keeping up on the news for you. Here are some of the latest articles about teen health that are worth your time. Check back every Friday for more headlines you may have missed!


1. Teens are reporting on an R-rated race to the presidency

This election season, the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps has kids ages 10 to 14 on the campaign trail. This has been tricky, because many of the issues are not age-appropriate. Fourteen-year-old Erik Weibel has had to skirt around contentious issues in order to make his reporting kid-appropriate.


2. There may be a reason behind tired teens' emotional outbursts

A recent study discovered that teens who stay up late into the night and have trouble waking up in the morning also have problems during the day with self-regulation, or the ability to control emotions such as anger and impulsivity. In order to encourage more sleep, many schools are pushing back start times, allowing teens to get a little more rest. For more information, read our story about a teen who campaigned to make her school start later.


The number of opioid-related hospitalizations among teens ages 15 to 19 has increased sharply since 1997, according to a new study. To increase awareness in teens, share this story that highlights the lives of teens whose lives were changed because of drug abuse. And for tips on how to teach about the dangers of addiction, be sure to check out this Teaching Tough Topics guide.

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