We used to think that teens respond differently to the world because of hormones, or attitude, or because they simply need independence. But when adolescents' brains are studied through magnetic resonance imaging MRI , we see that they actually work differently than adult brains. The scientists looked at the brains of 18 children between the ages of 10 and 18 and compared them to 16 adults using functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI.
The majority of Washington Supreme Court justices declined to decide whether the ruling would apply to teens who consensually send explicit pictures of themselves to other teens. The majority said the law makes it illegal for any person to produce or disseminate child pornography. The Legislature would have exempted teens who send pictures of themselves if it had intended to do so, the ruling said. But the majority of justices did not decide whether the ruling would apply to minors who consensually send explicit pictures of themselves to other minors. Dissenting justices argued that the Legislature intended to protect minors — not prosecute them — and that the ruling will lead to absurd results. The majority also held that because the image sent fell under the child-pornography statutes, it did not fall under First Amendment protections guaranteeing free speech. He was charged and convicted in juvenile court of one court of second degree dealing in depictions of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He was sentenced to hours of community service, and was sentenced to 30 days confinement but got credit for time served and was ordered to pay unspecified fees.
Young adult. Published: 29 Feb Published: 28 Feb Carnegie Medal longlist gives classics a fresh spin. Published: 20 Feb Book clinic What books will keep my teenage nephew hooked on reading? Published: 15 Feb
It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75, of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year's science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed. And now, the final results are in. While it's no surprise to see Harry Potter and the Hunger Games trilogy on top, this year's list also highlights some writers we weren't as familiar with. Selecting a manageable voting roster from among the more than 1, nominations that came in from readers wasn't easy, and we were happy to be able to rely on such an experienced panel of judges. But deciding what does and doesn't count as a young-adult novel isn't an exact science. If you're surprised not to see some of your favorite books among the winners, you might want to look at this blog post , which describes the thinking behind the tough calls. Summer, like youth, is fleeting. But the books we read when we're young can stay with us for a lifetime.