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Teens use social networks for the creation and the maintenance of friendships. Most teens are using the networks to stay in touch with people they already know, either friends that they see a lot (91% of social networking teens have done this) or friends that they rarely see in person (82%).
Teens also use the online networks to make new friends; 49% of social network users (27% of online teens) say they use the networks to make new friends. Boys are more likely to report using the networks to make new friends than girls. Teens from middle and lower income families were more likely to say that they use the sites to make new friends than higher income teens. A bit more than a third (37%) of teens from households earning more than $75,000 annually said they used social networks to make new friends, compared with 57% of teens from families earning less than $75,000 annually. Children of single parents were also much more likely to use online social networks to find new friends than teens with married parents.
In some cases teens are contacted online by complete strangers, through social networks or other means of online communication like IM or email or in chat rooms. Out of online teens, nearly a third (32%) have been contacted online by someone who was a complete stranger and who had no connection to any of their friends.
In our first study of teen internet usage in 2000, we reported that 57% of parents were worried that strangers would contact their children online. At that time, close to 60% of teens had received an instant message or email from a stranger and 50% of teens who were using online communication tools said they had exchanged emails or instant messages with someone they had never met in person.
In our current study, online girls (39%) and older teens ages 15-17 (41%) were more likely than boys or younger teens to have been contacted online by a stranger. Older girls were the most likely to report some kind of stranger contact, with half (51%) saying that they had been contacted online by someone unknown to them. Only 30% of older boys report similar stranger contact.
However, as in the offline world, stranger contact can take many forms. An unsolicited spam email message, instant message or comment from a stranger might be cause for alarm and distress or it may simply get deleted or ignored by the teen. And some strangers who contact teens may, in fact, turn out to be like-minded peers in search of friends.
Out of all the teens contacted online by strangers, the vast majority of them responded to the most recent occurrence by ignoring or deleting the contact. Nearly two-thirds (65%) of teens who had been contacted by a stranger ignored or deleted the contact. Another 21% of contacted teens responded to the stranger so that they could find out more about the person. Older teens, and particularly older teen boys, were more likely to respond to the stranger contact with requests for more information to assess the level of threat posed by the communication.
Another 8% of teens who were contacted by people unknown to them responded to the most recent contact by responding and telling the author to leave them alone. Just 3% of teens told an adult or someone in authority and another 3% took some other kind of action, including blocking the person from contacting them, or asking the individual to identify themselves with their real name.
While profile-owning and social network-using teens are more likely to have been contacted online by strangers, their behavior in response to the stranger contact is not significantly different from online teens who do not have a profile and who do not use social networks.
Out of all the times online teens have been contacted by strangers, a relatively small percentage of the teens report ever feeling scared or uncomfortable. Teens who have been contacted online by people unknown to them typically say they have not felt scared or uncomfortable because of these contacts. Three-quarters (77%) of teens who have been contacted say they have never felt scared or uncomfortable, compared with 23% of contacted teens who have felt scared or uncomfortable after communication with a stranger. Looking at online teens as a whole, roughly 93% have never had the experience of being contacted online by a stranger in a way that made them feel scared or uncomfortable, while 7% have experienced this.
Asked where they thought teens were most likely to be approached by a stranger, the majority of online teens believed that people their age were most likely to be approached by strangers online rather than offline. Nearly three-quarters (73%) of online teens believe that someone their age is most likely to be approached by a someone unknown to them online, while 23% of online teens believe it is more likely to take place offline. Another three percent of teens think it happens with equal frequency online or offline. Teens present a unified front on this question, with little variation between boys, girls, age groups or between teens with online profiles and those without them.
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Ah yes, the teenage boy growth spurt occurs about that age, I vividly remember both of mine going through that phase where you just can't fill them up at about the same age,I found that adding more fruit into the mix seemed to slow them down. Apples and oranges are particularly good, but also berries and bananas. I used to say to mine they could have what they wanted as long as they had an apple or an orange first.
I do a smoothie for my breakfast with lots of berries, a couple of tablespoons of porridge oats, teaspoon of mixed seeds, heaped teaspoon of almost butter and a couple of tablespoons of Greek yogurt, loosened with apple juice. When trying to feed up dd (similar as a younger DC, and still trying to keep her weight up as a young teen), I often give protein at breakfast - a chicken sandwich with some cheese and avocado;, all sorts of eggs and often with cheese, chicken, ham or tomato involved;, rasher or sausage; etc. Pancakes - ours have an egg in the mix, and we alternate sweet and savory fillings. Full fat milk - always a large glass before bed, often made into hot chocolate with squirt cream and marshmallows, to help sleep a and to fill the belly. And a bowl of pasta salad in the fridge most of the time for grazing - pasta, diced red onion, diced peppers, tin chickpeas, some olives, feta crumbled into it, sweet corn, and a dressing involving some wine vinegar and honey in olive oil.
@FamilyOfAliens I was just asking because the OP hadn't mentioned meat at all and it would change the suggestions I made. Although one of my siblings decided to start eating meat because he was always hungry as a teenager and that did seem to help him
In light of the decision in the Derek Chauvin trial (reminder: accountability is not justice) and the police killing of Columbus teenager Ma'Khia Bryant, I want to re-up our call to educate yourself about the historical links between American policing and white supremacy, and encourage everyone to push for local legislation that would take away funding from police departments and redirect it to social welfare programs.
I bought so many physical things this year \u2014 and dreamed of many more \u2014 in an attempt to paper over all of the intangible things I couldn\u2019t have. Coffee tables that are easier to move out of the way when I need to use my living room as a gym. Ergonomic cushions in lieu of a fancy desk chair. A little milk frother. Cozy knitwear to drape over my increasingly soft body. Nap dresses that made the empty time feel like leisure time. Glasses that make me feel like Gloria Steinem in the \u201870s. A cardigan that makes me feel like a teen in the \u201890s. Bins for my shelves. Bins for under my bed. Bins for my shoes. Tiny trays to hold my sponges and candles and matches and bows and scrunchies. Succulents and dried bouquets. Books that my friends wrote \u2014 presumably, while I was buying all the things and organizing them.
Or maybe you need sateen sheets to cure your shitty, melatonin-dependent sleep schedule. You\u2019ll be the type of woman who always makes her bed, never snoozes and optimizes her mornings. That woman would never lay in bed scrolling on her phone indefinitely, frittering precious hours away.