Heather Beaven quoted in Deseret National News: Social media, substance abuse and dating violence dot rocky terrain of teen years
Managing technology and social media topped the list when the Deseret News asked two dozen experts what most challenges American teens. But rockier topics, including drugs and alcohol use and an increase in dating violence, also demand attention.
Today’s teens are the tail end of the millennials, a group once described by The Pew Research Center as more racially tolerant and diverse, more tech savvy and “connected” socially than previous generations. It noted they are also most likely to say they are close to their parents, though they reject their parents’ and others’ religious and political views in record numbers.READ MORE