Home > Lifestyle > Teen > News News All sections in Teen » Your body » Your future » Your life » Your relationships » Teen News Easy access to drugs and booze ups teens' addiction risk A study found that teens who had alcohol and illegal drugs available at home started drinking and using drugs at a younger age. Ask Teen Expert » Quiz Will the relationship last? » Test Push-ups » From girl to woman From boy to man Teens who 'sext' experience more partner violence Teens have a bigger chance of becoming a victim of intimate partner violence if they send digital messages with sexual content, according to a Norwegian study. Media may have little effect on teens' sexual behaviour A study found that parents and peers have a much greater influence on teens' sexual behaviour than sexy movies, television and other media. Why growing up in South Africa is so hard The youth are the hope and future of any country but in South Africa, where poverty, unemployment and substance abuse are rife, a child’s chance of leading a normal adult life is threatened by a number of serious issues. Parents underestimate kids' access to porn With the easy access to internet porn sites, parents can no longer keep pornography content away from kids. Golden tips on how to master your exams Educational psychologist Dorrithé Benadé shares some useful tips and a checklist with Health24 on how learners and students can achieve exam success. Active kids may have better thinking skills A study suggests that children who engage in sports activities have greater attention spans and fare better at problem solving. Less smoking but more vaping among US teens According to a US government report, the health behaviour of many American teenagers is improving. Exam stress – why parents need to be vigilant Parents are advised to keep a close eye on their children because exam stress can take its toll, bringing with it the possible onset of suicidal thoughts. 12 tips for parents to support their matriculant Matric rates right up there as one of the most stressful times of life. That’s not just for the matriculants enduring the pressures of studying and the anxiety over their performance; it affects their families too. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Otrivin Menthol relieves sinus congestion Innovative hearing aids can now interact online Second Healthcare Innovation Summit set for Johannesburg Salomon introduces Speedcross 4 Live healthier Nutrition crisis! » Good nutrition on the job will give you the edge Nutrition labels on food encourage healthy choices Nutrition may be as big a challenge today as HIV/Aids was 15 years ago Many people in a large number of low and middle income countries now experience a 'double burden' of malnutrition. E-cigarettes less risky? » E-cigarettes not an acceptable alternative to most smokers UK health officials endorse e-cigarettes E-cigarettes less of a cancer risk than regular smokes A study indicates that smokers who switch to e-cigarettes reduce their exposure to cancer-causing chemicals.