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7/14/17: 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. Traditional bullying is still more prominent than cyberbullying

A recent study in England reported that even amidst the growth of social media, less than 1 percent of regularly bullied teens report being cyberbullied, while 27 percent report experiencing traditional bullying. Overall, 30 percent of teens reported regular bullying over a span of two months. "Despite common perceptions and the growth of the online world for teenagers, our study finds that cyberbullying, on its own, is relatively rare, with face-to-face bullying remaining most common among teenagers," says lead author Andrew Przybylski.

 

2. Snapchat's new "Snap Map" poses dangers to teens

The app's new "Snap Map" location feature, unveiled June 21, allows anyone who is friends with a user to see their location on a map. According to Snapchat's parent guide, "Snapchatters can enable Ghost Mode in their settings at any time, which will cause them to disappear from the map within seconds."

 

3. Teen girl electrocuted while holding a cellphone in the bath

Madison Coe, 14, of Lubbock, Texas, was electrocuted when using her smartphone in the bathtub. Her grandmother said it appeared that she either was plugging her phone in or had started using it while it was charging.

 

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