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Here’s Why Your Teen Overshares Online, and Why That Could Be Good

September 18, 2023

National Scientific Council on Adolescence member Jacqueline Nesi talks about how sharing online can be a way for young people to find social support.

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How the Adolescent Brain Supports the Transition Into Adulthood

July 13, 2023

In April 2023, our Co-Executive Director Dr. Adriana Galván talked at the Utah Youth in Transition Policy Summit about what we know about adolescent brain development, and how we can use that knowledge to improve policies for transition-age youth.

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How to Protect Teens From the Risks of Social Media

July 11, 2023

NCSA member Jackie Nesi spoke with Greater Good Magazine about what parents can do to make sure social media use is beneficial for adolescents, and how they can help minimize the negative aspects of technology.

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Study examines what aspects of mental health are tied to doing well in math, English

July 6, 2023

NSCA member David Yeager talked with NPR about why schools should help young people cultivate a sense of purpose.

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Everyone Says Social Media Is Bad for Teens. Proving It Is Another Thing

June 20, 2023

This is a scenario where we just need to know more," says NSCA member Jacqueline Nesi, in an article for The New York Times Upshot about what the research really says about social media and youth mental health.

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Making the Internet Safer, Engaging and Evidence-based for Tweens

June 12, 2023

​NSCA member Candice Odgers and CDA Communications Director Meghan Forder write for Child and Family Blog about how parents can support positive online experiences for their young adolescents.

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What It’s Like to Be a Queer Teenager in America Today

June 5, 2023

NSCA member Stephen Russell, University of Texas at Austin, talked with The New York Times about the experiences of LGBTQ youth in the US today.

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What the Surgeon General’s Advisory Says About Social Media for Kids

May 25, 2023

Prof. Jacqueline Nesi, part of the leadership of the Brown-Lifespan Center for Digital Health and member of the NSCA, talked with Washington Post reporter Teddy Amenabar about putting the Surgeon General's social media advisory into context.

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Want to understand your adolescent? Get to know their brain.

May 23, 2023

NPR science corresponded Jon Hamilton spoke with our Co-Executive Director Adriana Galván and other researchers about why the adolescent brain is "a marvel."

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The Incomplete Research On Teens and Social Media

March 31, 2023

NSCA member Jacqueline Nesi talks about what the data on youth and social media really tell us about the risks but also about benefits of online spaces for young people.

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