“Over a billion young people are at risk of hearing loss simply by doing what they really enjoy doing a lot, which is listening regularly to music through their headphones over their devices,” said Dr Shelly Chadha, a Technical Officer, working on preventing deafness and hearing loss, at WHO. “At the moment, we don’t really have anything solid other than our instinct to tell us: are we doing this right, or is this something that is going to lead to tinnitus and hearing loss a few years down the line?”…more: unnews
The family of a Texas teen who hanged himself says their son was involved in a ghoulish online game that calls on participants to complete a series of tasks before taking their own lives, and some schools are warning parents about the so-called Blue Whale Challenge.
Jorge Gonzalez told CBS affiliate KENS-TV that he wanted to urge parents to monitor their children’s social media use after his son, Isaiah, was found hanging in his bedroom closet Saturday in the family’s home with his cellphone propped up on a shoe to record his death…more:https: cbsnews
If we teach young Muslim girls about sex, we can stop the next wave of radicalisation. Today’s teenagers aren’t just flicking through the pages of fiction in their bedroom: they are talking to jihadis on social media and these heroes are telling them how beautiful they are, and sending pictures of themselves – it’s intoxicating, it’s addictive and it’s the stuff of teenage dreams…more: independent.co.uk
Researchers took teenagers, stuck them in the brain scanner and observed them as they engaged with social media. Lauren Sherman – she’s a researcher at UCLA – she told me that she and her colleagues wanted to analyze the effects that social media has on young minds. They had the intuition that, besides all the conversations that happen on social media, there was something about mediums like Twitter and Instagram that was qualitatively different than interactions in the physical world…more www.npr.org
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW“I am a proud feminist,” says young Ennahda candidate Sayida Ounissi, who wants to be the voice of Tunisian youth. She tells MEMO about what it’s like being a young, veiled politician and Islamist party feminist and why dialogue will “cure” the Tunisian society.
As October 26, the date of Tunisia’s first parliamentary election since the country’s new constitution, nears, preparations and campaigning are on the agenda for the country’s Islamist party candidate Sayida Ounissi. The 27-year-old, an elegant and eloquent PhD student, is hoping to become one of the 217 Parliamentarians shaping the next five years of her country’s future.more .middleeastmonitor
Malaysia, Australia launch young Muslim exchange program AUDIO: Australian FM announces exchange with Malaysia to foster moderate Islam (ABC News) Australia’s Foreign Minister Bob Carr says six young Australians with Islamic backgrounds will be able to hone their leadership skills during an…
In many ways, Yousuf Salama is a typical teenager: He lives for football, worries about acne and would rather dash off to see “Captain America” with friends than spend one more minute with his mother. He’s aware, however, that his…