Home > Lifestyle > Teen > News News All sections in Teen » Your body » Your future » Your life » Your relationships » Teen News Here's why your teen might commit suicide if he is being cyberbullied Cyberbullying is on the rise. Even though the bullies hide behind phones and computers, they can cause profound damage. Ask Teen Expert » Quiz Will the relationship last? » Test Push-ups » From girl to woman From boy to man Physically inactive teens have weaker skeletons A new study found that after teens reach their full height, they still grow a further 10% bone mass. Healthy diet protects teens against later weight gain Research has shown that people with a healthy diet in their teens tend to gain less weight during the following decade. Kids' metabolism may slow down during puberty If resting metabolism does indeed decline during puberty, it would make it even more important for kids to stay active and have healthy diets during those years. 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. 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. Less smoking but more vaping among US teens According to a US government report, the health behaviour of many American teenagers is improving. Overweight kids often shunned and bullied Investigators analysed students' responses to questions about their experiences with weight discrimination and how these experiences affected them from one school year to the next. 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. 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. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Fill in our quick and easy survey and stand a chance of winning a R2000 voucher! R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher up for grabs! Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know 8 strategies for treating both your bladder problems and your depression Live healthier Would you? » SEE: Smoking triples your risk of developing this disease Vaping leads to 'real' smoking by teens Would you quit smoking for money? Smokers who are offered cash incentives are far more likely to give up cigarettes than those who are simply offered tips on how to quit, a study found. Battle through... » 5 ways to boost your immune system in summer 4 reasons your muscles are cramping up Common cold: should you sweat it out? When you’re feeling sick, what kind of exercise, if any, should you be doing?