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Effects of Negative Body Image on Teens | Self Esteem in Teenagers |

The effects of negative body image on teen boys and girls is an important issue. Read about Debra Beck's advice on building the self-esteem in teenagers.
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"Research has shown that in the course of one week, children and teens watch nearly 28 hours of television and is exposed to over 11 hours of various media each day. With such an over-whelming amount of media, that portrays unrealistic ideals of what the perfect person should look like invading the minds of young impressionable people, is it any wonder that more children than ever before have poor body images, a major cause in low self esteem in teenagers."

I think it is very sad that so many teenagers are feeling insecure about their bodies. i think it is important to love yourself and your body and to treat it with respect. Not eating for days on end it not worth it and certainly not healthy for your body. 

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Binge drinking a hard habit to break

Binge drinking a hard habit to break | Semester 1 PDHPE | Scoop.it
Australians who binge drink as teenagers continue to drink at dangerous levels in adulthood, a study has found.
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Studies have shown that binge drinking is a very hard habit to break. Australians who binge drink as teenagers continue to drink at dangerous levels in adulthood. The rudy showed that 90% of men who drink alcohol to excess as teens keep doing so throughout their 20s. he director of the Public Health Advocacy Institute at Curtin University, Professor Mike Daube, said that lack of education and exposure to alcohol promotion are the keys drivers that lead to excessive alcohol consumption.

This article just goes to show that drinking is not all its cracked up to be, it can lead to excessive binge drinking, unemployment and other serious cases. 




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Body-conscious teens take risks with protein powders

Body-conscious teens take risks with protein powders | Semester 1 PDHPE | Scoop.it
Australian teenagers are being lured into buying dangerous protein powders that are being sold over the internet, while cases of hospital admissions for high heart rates, dizziness, vomiting and even death have been attributed to some protein powders.
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More and more Australian teenagers are buying threatening protein powders over the internet, resulting in dizziness, high heart rates, vomiting and even death. My belief is that young teenagers are buying these powders without any knowledge of how to use them and if they are the right ones and if they are coming from people with good intentions. The children buying protein powders are very self-conscious about their bodies and are doing the wrong things to be confident with themselves. I think it is important to respect your body and do all the right this to keep yourself in a good condition. I think the more and more youth buying these products over the internet has got something to do with cyber-bulling by other teenagers.

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Half of Australian teenagers avoiding alcohol: study

Half of Australian teenagers avoiding alcohol: study | Semester 1 PDHPE | Scoop.it
A rising number of Australian teenagers are choosing not to drink alcohol, new research shows.
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This change of article is about Australian teenagers choosing not to drink. Surveys have found that 2,500+ young people in Australia are choosing not to drink. You may think that if they're not drinking they must be doing drugs. But they are not. Studies have shown that young people today are not substituting alcohol for drugs or smoking. Researches in Sweeden have theories that it is due to online activities, social networking and gaming, that teenagers are drinking and taking drugs less.

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Lift the drinking age, says expert

Lift the drinking age, says expert | Semester 1 PDHPE | Scoop.it
Australia's legal drinking age should be raised to 21, according to an expert who says there is mounting evidence the move would dramatically reduce alcohol-related harm among young people. 
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This article is about wanting to lift the legal drinking age in Australia from 18 to 21. The increase of alcohol related injuries faced in Australia are very concerning. I think that changing the law would be completely pointless because teenagers are going to drink whether they are 16, 18 or 21, its a given fact.  So there really is no point in changing the drinking age. Although i don't agree on some things in this article, I do agree on rising the prices of alcohol. If that is what it takes to help prevent youth from excessive drinking and harm then by all means go ahead. 

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Suicide is the leading cause of death among WA teenagers

Suicide is the leading cause of death among WA teenagers | Semester 1 PDHPE | Scoop.it
SUICIDE is now the most common cause of unexpected death among WA teenagers.
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Suicide is the most common cause of death for teenagers in Western Australia. Eminent health experts say the fact that suicide now outranks car crashes and illness as the leading cause of sudden death among 13 to 17-year-olds was a cause for alarm. 48 out of 123 teenagers aged from 14-18 took their own lives in 2009. It is believed that young people who  are increasingly exposed to illegal drugs which are extremely powerful in their effect on the brain and there is a higher rate of mental illness in people who are using illicit drugs. 

This is a very real problem caused by drugs, alcohol and in many cases by other teenagers. Teenagers should be informed about the risks they are taking by using drugs, alcohol and by social networking.

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Teen binge drinking influenced by adults

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(Medical Xpress)—Teenage binge drinking is influenced heavily by the role of adults in endorsing and facilitating unsafe behaviours, according to a study by researchers at The University of Western Australia Business School.
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Recent studies have shown that teenager binge drinking is influences by adults. The study showed that parents could be a positive influence on teenage drinking through setting expectations and exercising surveillance over teenagers' access to alcohol. How ever there are negative impacts from parents by providing alcohol to their youth, being ignorant of their children's drinking, or showing tolerance to dangerous drinking behaviours. One teenager from the studies said 'Our parents supply our grog, or else we raid the beer fridge.' Older youths such as siblings or friends also impact negatively on other teenagers, for example,  '13 year olds like me really look up to the older kids - we watch what they drink, what they smoke, their piercings and stuff.'

I think it is quite sad that parents and siblings are contributing to younger children's potential binge drinking. I dont think that parents should allow their children to "raid the beer fridge" or not monitor their children. I think parents should be allowed to give their children a glass of alcohol but not allow them to go off and get drunk at the age of 14.

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Why eating junk food can make you lazy - India.Com Health

Why eating junk food can make you lazy - India.Com Health | Semester 1 PDHPE | Scoop.it
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Why eating junk food can make you lazy
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Junks food may lead to depression in teenagers: A lot of hormonal changes take place in teenagers which makes them susceptible to mood swings and behavioural changes.

Via Emilia Bujaroska
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This article is an alarming source of informations for teenagers and any other human on the planet. The article shows through studies and experiments that eating unhealthy food can lead to health hazards such as laziness, impaired digestion, fatigue and depression. This article is effective and right to the point showing that it is important to eat the right foods and stay healthy to reduce your risks of health hazards.

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Emilia Bujaroska's curator insight, May 17, 7:54 AM

'Why eating junk food can make you lazy' is about researchers who had performed experiments and now have proof that being overweight makes peoples tired and sedentary and not the other way around. These results originated from a junk food diet. There are three key points as to the effects from a poor diet.

1) Junk food may be the reason behind your fatigue.

2) Junk food may lead to depression in teenagers.

3) It impairs digestion.

This article is an effective article as it rings an alarm for families to choose wisely on what you eat. Especially on younger ages to try to minimise the rise of point number 2.

Based on this study it is important to maintain a healthy diet.

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Australian Crime: Facts & figures report shows teen are the most violent Australians

Australian Crime: Facts & figures report shows teen are the most violent Australians | Semester 1 PDHPE | Scoop.it
TEENAGERS aged 15 to 19 are Australia's most dangerous people, new figures from the Australian Institute of Criminology showing violent crime is highest among this group.
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This is an article about Australian Crime by young adults. It is believed that alcohol is a contributing factor to the robberies, assault, abductions performed by teenagers aged 15 to 19. Alcohol can make people do crazy and unnecessary things without them even realising so I agree with this article 100% that alcohol is contributing to these crimes. With alcohol being so easy to get and violent video games played by youth these days, it is no wonder that these crimes are a reality in young teenagers in Australia.

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