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Suzanne Monaghan
June 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — School is out, and that means kids have more free time. Often that also means more time spent on apps and social media. So what are some guidelines parents can set for their kids time online? Their are four main ground rules when it comes to device use according to...
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Halloween Safety
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Suzanne Monaghan
October 30, 2018 - 8:27 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- For many kids, Halloween is one of the highlights of the year, but trick-or-treating comes with some risks. The biggest safety hazard might surprise some parents. Tainted candy isn't the top concern, says Kristin Rosenthal with Safe Kids Worldwide. READ: Drugs in...
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Avatars
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Suzanne Monaghan
October 20, 2018 - 11:04 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- College can be stressful for many students. So La Salle University has started using virtual humans, also known as Avatars, to train faculty on how to help young people in distress or at risk for suicide. The program uses role play conversations with a virtual...
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Teen Cell Phone
Suzanne Monaghan
September 21, 2018 - 8:30 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Teenagers and cell phones practically go hand in hand, but research shows device overuse can cause symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder or ADHD. Excessive cell phone time can lead to distraction, lack of focus, fidgeting and compulsively checking...
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video games
Suzanne Monaghan
June 22, 2018 - 8:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- If you're the parent of a teen into gaming, then you've most likely heard of Fortnite. It's become a phenomenon among kids and it's leading to problems for some users. The game is built to be addictive. It's social. Players work in teams so there's peer pressure to...
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College Students
Suzanne Monaghan
May 25, 2018 - 9:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Going from high school into college is a major life transition. And it can be challenging for children whose parents didn't go to college. But there are things students and parents can do to prepare. It's the catapult to adulthood, but first generation college...
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teen depression
Suzanne Monaghan
May 17, 2018 - 4:45 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- New research published in The Journal of Pediatrics shows the number of kids and teens who've been hospitalized for attempted suicide or self-harm has doubled since 2008. The increases were highest among teens ages 15 to 17, but 12 to 14-year-olds made up more than a...
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Teen Driving
Suzanne Monaghan
May 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Car crashes are the number one cause of death for teenagers. So for the past 11 years several organizations have joined forces to make May Global Youth Traffic Safety Month. It's a sobering statistic. "Half of all young people who are driving are going to experience...
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Dreamstime
Suzanne Monaghan
May 09, 2018 - 9:41 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Prom and high school graduation season can be a memorable time for teenagers. But it can also be a dangerous one. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, approximately one-third of alcohol-related traffic fatalities involving teens happen between...
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Dreamstime
Suzanne Monaghan
May 05, 2018 - 10:00 pm
(KYW Newsradio) — Cellphone usage late at night leads to sleep deprivation among teenagers, which is contributing to an increase in depression and anxiety, according to researchers. Experts have a simple solution: Don't let your teenager keep a cellphone in his or her bedroom overnight. But that's...
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