Cell phones and computer tablets are high on the gift-giving list during this holiday season. However, a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics found that the use of social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram can increase the likelihood that a teenager will develop depression or anxiety. Learn about how kids can use social media safely in the radio interview with WFYI and IYI President and CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz and in IYI’s Monthly Column for December.
Latest Issue Brief: Infant Mortality
A child’s first year of life is the most fragile. In 2012, 556 Hoosier children died prior to their first birthday. That is more than 3 in 400 infants or one every 16 hours. Learn more about infant mortality in IYI’s latest Issue Brief, “Babies at Risk: Overcoming an Unhealthy Start.”
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IYI Media Bytes makes newsgathering quicker and easier. This free service provides on-demand videos, sound bytes and quotes about timely youth development issues. IYI President & CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz speaks on new topics each month. Watch the videos and learn more here.
Sam and Jayden's mentoring relationship helps them to see what's really important in life. Watch the video.
Check out these inspiring PSAs that demonstrate the tremendous impact mentoring can have on mentors and mentees alike, then find out how to become a mentor here.
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Stat of the Week:
One in ten U.S. high school students who reported driving in the last month drove when drinking alcohol at least once in 2013.
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