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The youth factor in Greece and in Syriza's victory | P2P Foundation

The youth factor in Greece and in Syriza's victory | P2P Foundation | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
“The youth are usurped when oligarchy, corruption and elite politics stifle meritocracy. The sudden emergence of small centrist parties led by charismatic young professionals in Greece is testimony that this generation has had enough. But by the time they got their act together, Tsipras was already there.
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Youth drive sustainable shopping growth - Stuff.co.nz

Youth drive sustainable shopping growth - Stuff.co.nz | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Gen-X and Y lap up organic, fairtrade products, while baby boomers struggle to pay extra for more ethical goods.
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The newest teen tech 'trend' will shock, disturb you - Washington Post

The newest teen tech 'trend' will shock, disturb you - Washington Post | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The New York Times’ Laura Holson has penned 1,200 words excruciatingly detailing how America’s teens are — would you believe it — staying up late, talking to their friends and browsing social media. “Sometimes I look up and it’s 3 a.m. and I’m watching a video of a giraffe eating a steak,” mulls one teenage interviewee. “And I wonder, ‘How did I get here?’ ”

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Research says young people today are more narcissistic than ever - ABC Online

Research says young people today are more narcissistic than ever - ABC Online | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

According to new research, young people today are significantly more narcissistic than during the 1980s and 1990s. Are we in the middle of a narcissism epidemic and, if so, who or what is to blame? Lynne Malcolm investigates. 


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How Teens Turned Twitter Bomb Threats Into a Viral Joke - Complex.com

How Teens Turned Twitter Bomb Threats Into a Viral Joke - Complex.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If teens having fun pretending to be terrorists makes it harder to avoid the monstrous dysfunction of the human bureaucracies for behemoths like American Airlines, the CIA, or Interpol, then it may be time to stop blaming the 14 year-olds and start looking at the adults who built these frail totems to incompetence in the first place. 

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Why Teens Are Innovators Of A New Public Form Of Privacy - Co.Exist

Why Teens Are Innovators Of A New Public Form Of Privacy - Co.Exist | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

It may seem like teens are always over-sharing without a thought. But in a world where opting out of online culture is hardly an option, many take a far more sophisticated view of privacy than adults give them credit for.


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Silicon Valley's Youth Problem - New York Times

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The problem is that so many “innovations” — Intel's “creative collaboration” with the rapper will.i.am, for instance — are just some stuffy vice president's approximation of cool.

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Nude Webcams and Diet Drugs: the Facebook Ads Teens Aren't Supposed to See - Wall Street Journal

Nude Webcams and Diet Drugs: the Facebook Ads Teens Aren't Supposed to See - Wall Street Journal | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Other online platforms also face challenges policing what are largely self-serve systems for advertisers to build their own ads. Google in 2011 acknowledged it had helped Canadian pharmacies run ads that targeted the U.S., which the Justice Department said led to unlawful importation of prescription drugs into the U.S. Google agreed to forfeit $500 million, a sum representing its revenue from the ads plus revenue received by the Canadian pharmacies from their sales to U.S. consumers. "It's obvious with hindsight that we shouldn't have allowed these ads on Google in the first place," Google said at the time.

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57% of Young Americans Believe Bitcoin Boosts Global Economy

57% of Young Americans Believe Bitcoin Boosts Global Economy | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
57% of 18- to 25-year-olds believe bitcoin benefits the economy, while 33% believe it helps the US dollar.
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CCHR: Psychiatry—Labeling Kids with Bogus 'Mental Disorders' - YouTube

CCHR: Psychiatry—Labeling Kids with Bogus 'Mental Disorders' - YouTube | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
http://www.cchrint.org/psychiatric-disorders/ 20 Million Kids & Adolescents are labeled with "mental disorders" that are based solely on a checklist of behav...
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How Spain's Economic Crisis is Crushing Hardworking Young People Like Me - PolicyMic

How Spain's Economic Crisis is Crushing Hardworking Young People Like Me - PolicyMic | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Two and a half years ago, streets and plazas across Spain were packed with protesters. They were part of what became known as the 15-M or Indignados movement (named after May 15, 2011, when the protests began), which simultaneously channeled the collective frustrations and fueled the hopes of as many as 6.5 million Spaniards who took part in the demonstrations during those months. Today, frustrations among young people in Spainare higher than ever. Hope for political and economic reform, on the contrary are at an all-time low.

 
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Young finds new purpose in self-tracking in The Virtual Self

Young finds new purpose in self-tracking in The Virtual Self | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Tracking our own behaviours and preferences is a 21st-century phenomenon that is apparently booming, driven by social media and the growing influence of the so-called digital generation.
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Facebook to allow teenagers to share post with a larger audience - VOXXI

Facebook to allow teenagers to share post with a larger audience - VOXXI | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

The relaxed standards also may spur teens to spend more time on Facebook instead of other services, such as Snapchat, that are becoming more popular hangouts among younger people. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, though, says that the company’s internal data shows its social network remains a magnet for teens.

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Greece shows what can happen when the young revolt against corrupt elites - The Guardian

Greece shows what can happen when the young revolt against corrupt elites - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
The rise of Syriza can’t just be explained by the crisis in the eurozone: a youthful generation of professionals has had enough of tax-evading oligarchs, says Paul Mason
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Why Teens Are Sexting - Business Insider

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Teens in Louisa County, like teens everywhere, hear a lot about sex, but really know only a little about it. Briana’s Twitter feed is a mix of little-girl cute and grown-woman sexy: a fuzzy kitten, inspirational quotes from Athletes for Christ, an ass in a bow thong. Any senior at Louisa County High School can tick off the names of girls who got pregnant in the past year. But the kids in Louisa County are also part of a generation that’s seen teen pregnancy decline to a record low. Teens are waiting longer to have sex than they did in the recent past. The majority now report that their first sexual experience was with a steady partner. Given how inundated and unfazed they are by sexual imagery, perhaps the best hope is that one day, in the distant future, a naked picture of a girl might simply lose its power to humiliate.


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How is the net generation growing up?

How is the net generation growing up? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
What is the impact of our children spending so much time online? Are they growing up in a world without privacy? (Debemos rescatar a nuestros hijos del mundo digital?
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Calm Down, Grown-Ups: Teens Are Using Social Media to Take Back Control ... - Betabeat

Calm Down, Grown-Ups: Teens Are Using Social Media to Take Back Control ... - Betabeat | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

If you go looking for any info about “teens” and “social media,” you’ll likely find a collection of alarmism and guesswork that will make your head spin. Luckily, there’s now a book that isn’t just well researched, but insightful, accessible and makes no attempt to box away your concerns with easy answers.




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Don't panic over your cyberkids - gulfnews.com

Don't panic over your cyberkids - gulfnews.com | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

What about cyberbullies and predators? An exaggerated problem dished out by the media, Boyd says. Are smartphones turning children into narcissists or making them socially stunted? Parents, take a look in the mirror, she says, or at least up from your own smartphone at the dinner table and stop sending mixed signals on the use of tech.

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Does a growing global youth population fuel political unrest? - The Guardian

Does a growing global youth population fuel political unrest? - The Guardian | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Young people under 30 are the majority in many countries in the Middle East and South America, yet politicians do little or nothing for them. Is the demographics of the 'youth bulge' enough to explain the huge rise in disaffection?

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The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World, by Howard Gardner and Katie Davis

The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World, by Howard Gardner and Katie Davis | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Any book featuring the phrase “today’s youth” in the subtitle immediately has me on edge. It conjures up a generation gap, “tune in, turn on, drop out” and brown acid. Updating this story, we enter a world of Miley Cyrus’ piercings, twerking and tongue aerobics.

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This author gives an overview with her insight about the new book by Howard Gardner and Katie Davis. The main focus of the book is to discover how Apps are impacting Indentity, Intimacy and imagination. Apps are easily accessible, simple and require little expertise to manage. How are they affecting the ethical compass of today's youth? This book apparently answers these questions.

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A 'Complicated' look at teens and technology - Los Angeles Times

A 'Complicated' look at teens and technology - Los Angeles Times | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it

Dr. danah boyd (she prefers to style her name in lowercase letters) is a cutting-edge scholar of technology (at Microsoft Research Center, New York University, and Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society) and a youth advocate with the daunting research skills of an anthropologist and the political zeal of an activist. Her first book, "It's Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens" (Yale University Press: 296 pp., $25), proves she is a writer and thinker in a category of her own invention.




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Facebook 'dead and buried to teens', research finds

Facebook 'dead and buried to teens', research finds | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Comprehensive European research has found that teens are leaving the service in droves - and the biggest deterrent is their parents. By Jemima Kiss
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14-Year-Old Prodigy Programmer Dreams In Code

Fourteen-year-old programmer and software developer Santiago Gonzalez might just be the next Steve Jobs. He already has 15 iOS apps to his name and dreams of designing for Apple. At age 12, Santiago became a full-time college student and is on track to earn his bachelor's degree in computer science and electrical engineering by age 16. By 17, when most teenagers are excited to just have their driver's license, Santiago will have his masters degree. 

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Should We Encourage Our Kids to Spend Their Teens as Cyber Deviants?

Should We Encourage Our Kids to Spend Their Teens as Cyber Deviants? | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Research finds that hacking and online theft among teenagers is widespread, but mostly harmless. (Should We Encourage Our Kids to Spend Their Teenage Years as Cyber Deviants?
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Shaping the Narrative through Arts and Technology: Youth Activism in Stop-and-Frisk - JustPublics@365

Shaping the Narrative through Arts and Technology: Youth Activism in Stop-and-Frisk - JustPublics@365 | Peer2Politics | Scoop.it
Youth-activism in stop-and-frisk utilize the arts and technology to shape the common narrative.
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