12 year olds

Teens junking healthy lifestyle kiss happiness away


March 4th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 4 (IANS) Teenagers junking a healthy lifestyle for drinks, cigarettes and fast food become morose versions of their healthier, happier cousins and also get involved in risky behaviour. ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

A million kids worldwide addicted to Facebook


November 4th, 2011 - 12:17 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Nearly one million children across the world aged 7-12 have become addicted to social networking website Facebook and log in at least once a day, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Video games spur creativity among kids


November 3rd, 2011 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Despite the bad press, playing video games may actually spur creativity among boys and girls, independently of their violent or non-violent nature.A study of nearly 500, ... Read more...

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School faces ire for teaching pole dancing to kids


May 20th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 20 (IANS) A dance school in Britain has stoked a public debate and invited criticism for offering lessons in pole dancing to children as young as 12.The lessons ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

UK kids with own Internet profile are ‘vulnerable’ to grooming online


April 20th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 20 (ANI): A survey has found that nearly half of nine to 12-year-olds in the UK, who have an Internet profile of their own, are "vulnerable" to grooming and stalkers ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Facebook bans 20,000 underage users everyday


March 24th, 2011 - 12:44 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
London, Mar 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Daily Telegraph has reported that Facebook takes down the accounts of about 20,000 people every day because they lied about their age. Minors are not allowed ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Number of armed teens doubles in a decade in UK


March 20th, 2011 - 2:39 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 20 (ANI): A new survey has revealed that the number of teenagers convicted for carrying knives has doubled in a decade in England.Courts are finding under-18s guilty of carrying knives ... Read more...

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Six UK footballers jailed for gang raping 12-year-olds


March 18th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar. 18 (ANI): A British judge has sent six footballers accused of gang raping two 12-year-old girls in a park to jail.Courtney Amos,19, Ashley Charles, 20, Dennis De Sousa, 18, Jahson ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Kids who regularly text message ‘have better literacy skills’


February 5th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 05 (ANI): Scientists have claimed that children who are fluent at text messaging have better literacy skills than youngsters who do not use mobile phones.Researchers discovered that rather than destroying ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Playing video games won’t make you fat


January 21st, 2011 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Playing video games might not make teenagers fat after all, but could affect their school grades, according to a new study.Previous studies have revealed that playing video games ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

iPhones, iPads in kids’ Christmas wish list


October 25th, 2010 - 3:09 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 25 (IANS) A Christmas gift is no longer child's play. Now many young Britons cherish gadgets such as iphones and ipads as their presents, a survey has found.Almost one in ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Kids want to ditch train sets and dolls for iPhones this Christmas


October 25th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): Christmas is set to go digital this year, with kids ditching traditional train sets and dolls for an iPhone and iPad.A survey revealed that almost one in four ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Sex survey at D.C. school triggers controversy


October 16th, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 16 (ANI): A Washington D.C. middle school is facing the wrath of parents after distributing a sex survey to seventh-graders, which asked whether they knew how to apply a condom.The ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Hollywood afraid of taking risks, says ‘Hole 3D’ director


September 28th, 2010 - 4:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): Hollywood director Joe Dante has accused US movie bosses of being scared to finance original films and said that he's proud to complete his latest movie, 'The Hole ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Pushy parents and SATs leaving 11-yr-olds ’stressed and nervous’


September 22nd, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 22 (ANI): A new UK study has revealed that pressure from pushy parents and SATs tests are leaving a generation of 11-year-olds 'stressed and nervous'.Queen's University researchers questioned as many ... Read more...

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Jennifer Aniston says ‘destructive to society’ comment was insulting


August 20th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 20 (ANI): Jennifer Aniston says that TV newsman Bill O'Reilly's comment about her was deeply insulting.The actress has already responded to O'Reilly's recent on-air comments, in which he branded ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Bill O’Reilly Calls Jennifer Aniston “Destructive to Our Society”; Keith Olberman Attacks


August 12th, 2010 - 9:26 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Aug 12 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Earlier in the week at the Four Season Hotel in Beverly Hills, while promoting her new movie ‘The Switch’, in which she plays a woman ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Jennifer Aniston slammed for saying women don’t need men to raise kids


August 12th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
New York, August 12 (ANI): Fox News Anchor Bill O'Reilly has slammed Jennifer Aniston over her comments about single motherhood, calling the actress "destructive to our society."O'Reilly railed at Aniston on ... Read more...

Posted in Entertainment |

Now, free condoms for 12 year olds to cut teen pregnancies


August 6th, 2010 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, August 6 (ANI): Family planning has a new twist to it, as Family Planning Victoria prepares to provide free condoms to 12-year-old students in school, in a bid to reduce teen ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Pill popping 11-year-old girls increase by five fold: UK Study


August 2nd, 2010 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
London, August 2 (ANI): Sex is becoming an alarmingly casual trend in UK as records reveal a five-fold increase in the number of 11 and 12-year-olds on the Pill in the last ... Read more...

Posted in National |

Plan to impart sex education to US kindergartners under fire


July 10th, 2010 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 10 (ANI): The Helena Public School system has come under fire for proposing a plan to give kindergartners sex education.According to the draft proposal obtained, fifth graders should "understand that ... Read more...

Posted in World |

World’s strongest boy can lift more than twice his own weight at age 12!


July 6th, 2010 - 5:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 06 (ANI): A 12-year-old can lift more than twice his own weight, which makes him the world's strongest boy.Kyle Kane, 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighing 10.5 stone, ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Brit teacher fighting for career after accidentally showing porn to pupils


May 21st, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 21 (ANI): A British teacher has been left fighting for his career after he accidentally showed a porn movie to pupils during a lesson.The incident took place after James ... Read more...

Posted in World |

First symptoms of psychosis evident in 12-year-olds


May 1st, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) Children normally experience flights of fancy, including imaginary friends and conversations with stuffed animals, but some of them also have hallucinations and delusions which might be the early ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Kids as young as 12 display symptoms of psychosis


May 1st, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 1 (ANI): Children as young as 12 experience flights of fancy, including imaginary friends and conversations with stuffed animals, but some of them are also having hallucinations and delusions, which ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Stressed kids only want parents to listen to them


April 23rd, 2010 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, Apr 23 (ANI): Stressed children only want their parents to listen to them, a study has found.The Auckland University interviewed 170 children to find what causes stress for 8-12-year-olds.And they found ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

‘Harry Potter Power’ to fight teenage depression!


April 2nd, 2010 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, April 02 (ANI): An Australian psychologist has used the world of Harry Potter to suggest ways of dealing with teenage depression in her new book.Dr Julie-Anne Sykley's 'Harry Potter Power' aims ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

12-year-Olds Getting Addicted To Inhalants


March 14th, 2010 - 7:56 pm ICT by GD
By Ranjan Bhaduri Mar 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The parents of teenagers are mostly concerned about the chances of their offsprings getting addicted to nicotine and other forms of addiction when they enter adolescence. ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Extra small condom for 12-year-olds on sale in Switzerland


March 4th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Extra small condoms for boys as young as 12 are going on sale in Switzerland after research found that not enough 12 to 14-year-old boys were having protected ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Blame childhood obesity on TV ads on junk food


February 10th, 2010 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 10 (IANS) The link between TV viewing and childhood obesity is directly related to children's exposure to ads that publicise unhealthy foods, says a new study. Conducted by Frederick J. Zimmerman ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Texting helps develop, not damage, kids’ spelling abilities


January 20th, 2010 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 20 (ANI): Worried parents can let out a sigh of relief, for academics have claimed that text messaging, far from destroying kids' writing skills, could be a sign of superior ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Changes in kids’ sleep patterns predict onset of puberty


December 24th, 2009 - 12:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 24 (ANI): Changes in children's sleep patterns signal puberty before physical changes develop, says a new study from Tel Aviv University.For the study, researchers analyzed sleep patterns of 11- and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

15pc of teens with cellphones receive ’sexts’: US study


December 16th, 2009 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): A new survey on "sexting" has revealed that nearly one out of seven American teens carrying a cell phone has received nude or almost nude pics.The Pew Research ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Smoking during pregnancy is risky for kids


October 1st, 2009 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 1 (IANS) Mothers who smoke during pregnancy put their kids at greater risk of developing psychotic symptoms in their teens. Researchers observed a 'dose-response effect', meaning that the risk of psychotic ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Smoking during pregnancy ‘puts kids at risk of psychotic symptoms’


October 1st, 2009 - 12:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): Pregnant women who smoke put their children at increased risk of developing psychotic symptoms in their teenage years, says a new study.The research published in the October issue ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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