This week in teen news, we discuss the way teens cope with stress, "dripping," college decisions, and more.

Sometimes, lessons don't go as planned. When Choices teacher-adviser Amy Lauren Smith--a sixth to eighth grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, and the brilliant mind behind our Teacher's Guide each month--realized a group of boys were copying offensive language and behavior they saw online, she knew it was time to try something new. Here, she explains how she and her colleagues are handling the situation.

Eating disorders are always a tricky subject. That's why Choices teacher-adviser Amy Lauren Smith--a sixth to eighth grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, and the brilliant mind behind our Teacher's Guide each month--worked with a specialist to make sure she handled the topic appropriately in class. Follow these tips to ensure your lesson has the right impact.

 

Justin W. Patchin is the co-director of the Cyberbullying Research Center and co-author of Words Wound: Delete Cyberbullying and Make Kindness Go Viral. As the instrumental expert for our March bystander effect article, we wanted to give him this forum to speak to educators. Our question to him: How can teachers play a more active role in preventing bullying in their schools?  

This week in teen news, we discuss the dangers of "Tinder for teens," teens who made change at Standing Rock, a study that gives clues to predicting teen suicide risk, and more. 

This month's back-page advice column, Life Skills Made Easy, tackles an all-important career skill for teens: the art of the professional e-mail!