Crash Brings Seat Belt Warnings

February 12, 2009 by  
Filed under Teenagers/Tweens

Two Brevard teens in a fatal wreck didn’t buckle up. Melbourne child psychologist Dr. Vicki Panaccione said parents shouldn’t underestimate the impact of a teenager’s death among surviving classmates—even those unacquainted with the deceased. “Teenagers are feeling invincible. They’re growing into independence and into their own autonomy,” she said. “If they’ve experienced... 

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Teen Thrill-Seeking is Growing More “Extreme”

December 7, 2002 by  
Filed under Teenagers/Tweens

Two teens jumped off the Melbourne Bridge for fun. One is dead and the other severely traumatized. Investigating the incident, officials learned that bridge jumping is popular with teens. Risky behavior or attempting thrill-seeking feats is nothing new. But the difference today is that teens are taking those behaviors to the extreme. That’s because they seek acceptance, or thrills, or believe they... 

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