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5/5/17: 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. New Zealand rating requires teens to watch 13 Reasons Why with a parent

After the release of Netflix's controversial show 13 Reasons Why, which graphically depicts teen suicide and rape, New Zealand has issued a new rating that bans anyone under 18 from viewing the show without adult supervision. The New Zealand government said they made this decision because the show "ignores the relationship between suicide and the mental illness that often accompanies it."

 

2. Facebook knows when teens feel insecure

A 23-page leaked Facebook report reveals that the social media site can keep track of teen moods, such as when they're feeling overwhelmed, defeated, or anxious. The scary part? This information was shared with an advertiser, according to USA Today.

 

3. Here's what today's teens are afraid of

A group of Texas teens agreed to keep video diaries for a few days to record their fears and anxieties. Many of them reported fears about the future, being on their own, and being judged on their appearance.

 

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