Rise in teen suicide connected to social media popularity: study

CHICAGO — An increase in suicide rates among US teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had declined for nearly two decades, according to data

Rise in teen suicide connected to social media popularity: study

CHICAGO — An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had declined for nearly two decades, according to data

Teen killed 7-year-old in school bathroom to get out of taking exams: cops

An “academically weak” teenager in India killed a seven-year-old schoolmate because he wanted to get exams and parent-teacher conferences postponed, police said. Indian police arrested the 16-year-old Wednesday for slitting his young schoolmate’s throat in September, AFP reported. “He admitted during questioning that he wanted to shut the school to

Mom ‘scared’ for daughter believed to be sex ring victim

The mom of a missing Pennsylvania teen believed to be in the clutches of a sex trafficking ring is pleading for her daughter’s safe return — and told The Post she’s even praying for the teen’s captors. “I want her to know that, by no means are we embarrassed

Mom arrested for allegedly selling drugs to teens

The mother of a high school student in California was arrested last month for allegedly selling various types of drugs to underage teenagers.Kimberly Quach, 48, is believed to have had a teenager sell drugs on her behalf to students in the Carmel Valley and La Jolla areas, The San Diego

Social media blamed for epidemic of teen girls harming themselves

Cases of self-harming among teenage girls have shot up by two-thirds in just three years, a study reveals.Experts warn increased levels of pressure and stress from social media use may be fuelling a rise in mental health issues.Reports of self-harm among girls aged from 13 to 16 rose by 68

Hundreds of teens throw rager in for-sale home while owners grab dinner

A Colorado couple felt “violated” when they found hundreds of teenagers holding an out-of-control party in their home, according to reports.Homeowner Mike Cox and his wife were out to dinner when they returned to find their home littered with partying youths and police assessing the situation, 7News Denver reported. More On: parties Woman

This sick Facebook game is encouraging kids to disappear

Kids as young as 14 are going missing for days at a time as part of a worrying new Facebook game called the “48-hour challenge.”The shocking challenge invites children to hide from their parents and loved ones for as long as possible, with participants awarded a higher score every time

Teen playing “ISIS game’ suffers gruesome injury

A Michigan high school student was wounded when another student pretended to behead him during a disturbing “ISIS Game,” according to a report.The unidentified Lakeshore High School freshman, who is on the football team, suffered nerve damage last week when a teammate sliced his hand in the locker room as

Schumer pushes for regulations on e-cigs as more kids vape

Sen. Chuck Schumer urged the federal government Sunday to reverse a recent decision to delay the regulation of e-cigarettes after citing alarming data that show one in five teens in New York State vape.The nicotine gadget called “Juul” has become especially popular among teenagers because it’s easy to hide, Schumer

Funeral held for Bronx teen fatally stabbed at school

Family and friends of a teen fatally stabbed in a Bronx high school gathered early Saturday to pay their last respects, more than two weeks after his killing rocked the city.Matthew McCree, 15, was knifed to death by Abel Cedeno, authorities say.A huge cut out of a basketball with the

X Factor’s Holly Tandy praised as beautiful after selfie 

Holly Tandy posted a glam selfie sporting hot pink lip gloss and eyelashes  [Instagram/ Holly Tandy ]Talented teen Holly Tandy has been making her mark on The X Factor with her powerful vocals but her look goods have not gone unnoticed by her adoring fans either.The 16 year old brunette wowed

Transgender teen booted from Christian school is named homecoming king

A 17-year-old student who was kicked out of his private Christian high school for being transgender has been crowned homecoming king at his new school.Stiles Zuschlag, of Lebanon, Maine, took the crown Friday at Noble High School’s homecoming game — just one month after transferring to the public school, according

Teen gets trapped trying to jump subway turnstile

A teenager caught a bad case of the spins when he tried to battle a vertical subway turnstile Tuesday morning and lost.The daredevil teen tried to scale one of the iron maiden-style entry gates at the Court Street station at about 8 a..m so he could catch a free ride,

Online personality tests making teen unemployment worse

It seems relatively rare these days to encounter a teenager who spends his or her summer or after-school hours busing tables or working a cash register. And while many have blamed increasing interest in internships or declining work ethic among today’s young people for this trend, a new report points

Teens, their dads sue school district over sexting suspension

Two Long Island teens and their irate dads are suing their school district, principal and superintendent over a one​-day suspension the​ kids were given for being texted an unsolicited sex ​video featuring other students.Dads Andrew Fenton and Thomas Phelan claim in ​the suit, filed Tuesday in ​Brooklyn federal court​, ​that

Teen who sexted with Anthony Weiner speaks out

The teenaged girl whose sexting with Anthony Weiner helped shape the 2016 election is speaking out for the first time, telling Inside Edition that she played along with their creepy exchanges — until the disgraced pol included his young son in a bare-chested selfie he sent her.At that point, “I

Why teens’ addiction to screens isn’t as bad as parents fear

A generation ago, we were worried to death about teen pregnancy. Before that, we were panicking about teen drinking and driving. Before that, three generations back, we as a nation were collectively appalled when juvenile delinquents got matching leather jackets and roamed around drive-in diners calling themselves names like “the

Teen girl latest arrested in 18-year-old man’s beating death

A teenage girl is the latest to be charged in connection to the brutal beating death of a 18-year-old man in Connecticut — leaving him to die outside his car last month, according to local reports.The girl, who was not named because of her juvenile status, turned herself in Wednesday,

Teen dies from cardiac arrest during football practice

A teenage boy died during football practice at a Bronx high school Tuesday afternoon, police said.The 14-year-old victim went into cardiac arrest at around 1 p.m. at the Mount Saint Michael Academy in the Wakefield section of the borough during the pre-season practice, cops sources said.Emergency responders rushed the boy,

Teen robbery ring targets Upper East Side athletic stores

A group of about 10 thieves has pillaged at least three stores on the Upper East Side since June, police said.Police released surveillance video showing how the crooks overwhelmed employees and security at a Nike Store on Third Avenue on July 14 by entering en masse and grabbing as much