Archive for the 'Adolescent and Teen Challenges' Category

Teen children adolescent cheating?

Tuesday, June 11th, 2013

Fighting test cheating is big business with the advances in technology . There are concerns such as wirelessly transmitting questions outside of an exam and hacking into the computer based tests .

Over 1.8 million children took the ACT a national college placement exam taken by high school students . The test will be computer based starting in 2015.

Test takers have used advanced technology to download questions or capture their images with digital cameras or other devices while taking a test and then they transmit them wirelessly outside of a testing room. These questions can end up for sale on various web sites.

Major testing companies like CTB/Mcgrawhill are developing security software to sell to schools and licensure boards to protect them from cheating .

Computer based exams are expanding rapidly . We are using technology for a large majority of life activities and this is why tests are becoming more computer based as well .

Wireless technology where students that are cheating have reached people outside of the classroom during a test has been a threat to test taking .

An Individual recently used a tiny video camera in his glasses to transmit questions on a drivers test to a person outside the test room who then was able to relay the correct answers for the test via a small earpiece .

Many educators in high schools prefer pencil and paper testing and are opposed to computerized tests due to : hacking , and the ability to cheat through technology .

Teaching children to be honest is important and that shortcuts will not help them in the long run . Cheating does not pay !

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Sleep and Depression-Anxiety Teens and Adolescents

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

It is very important that: children, teens, adolescents, kids receive adequate sleep.

There is a trong connection between depression and not receiving enough sleep. Teens should get a minimum of 9 hours of sleep. Children need at least 11 hrs of sleep.

It is important to discuss health and why sleep is essential with your child and adolescent.

Parents need to set limits with: cell phones, computers, and Tvs so children and teens can get enough sleep to do well in school and maintain a balanced mood.

Adolescent Problems Behavior

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Adolescents/Teens have a lot of pressure: parental issues, violence, past trauma, divorce, academics, hormonal changes and more.

Having open communication is essential for parenting. If your child or teenager is not talking to you or sharing their challenges then their is an issue in healthy family communication that needs to be addressed.

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Healthy communication needs to be addressed before an adolescent chooses unhealhy behaviors: drugs and alcohol, violence, truancy, delinquency etc.

Anxiety and Health

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Anxiety has been connected to gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory issues, and heart disease.

Learning healthy ways to cope with anxiety is important. Many individuals that suffer with anxiety turn to marijuana, alcohol, and other drugs.

Articles are not to be taken as a substitute for professional advice or counseling.