Adolescent Trends

Adolescent trends are constantly changing.  As educators and parents, it is important to stay educated on various topics, such as the latest apps, "challenges", and drug trends.

Tide Pod Challenge
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2018/01/13/teens-are-daring-each-other-to-eat-tide-pods-we-dont-need-to-tell-you-thats-a-bad-idea/?utm_term=.d4c75c10598b

Drug Trends 2017
http://www.monitoringthefuture.org//pressreleases/17drugpr.pdf

Vaping
https://www.wcpo.com/news/national/teens-buying-up-vaping-device-that-looks-like-flash-drive

app- Sarahah
-Free social media app that lets you receive comments from friends and strangers anonymously
-Raises major concerns for cyberbullying
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/parents-ultimate-guide-to-sarahah#

app- Bark
-Helps parents monitor their children’s social media use
https://www.bark.us/how

app- Private Photo Vault
-Users are able to store photos privately and create a “decoy” password that opens a completely different set of pictures.
https://privatephotovault.com/

app- Kik
-Users can send free texts, pics, and videos that do not show up on bill/message service
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/facebook-instagram-and-social/what-should-parents-know-about-kik

app- Snapchat
-Popular messaging app that allows teens to exchange photos, texts, videos, and calls (both audio and video)
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-reviews/snapchat 

I-Dosing, Bath Salts, Cough Syrup, and More…
http://drugabuse.com/what-are-the-current-substance-addiction-trends-among-teens-today/

#Roastme
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017/09/roasting_a_new_form_of_cyberbullying_that_parents.html#incart_river_mobile_index

Top 10 Most Violent Video Games Released in 2016
https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/10-most-violent-video-games-of-2016-and-what-to-play-instead

The Choking Game
http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017/05/what_parents_should_know_about_the_deadly_choking.html

Salt and Ice Challenge
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/26/salt-ice-burn-challenge-teens-video_n_2366619.html