teenagers

COVID-19

At Teen Lifeline, teens help in ways only they can

A group of teenagers huddled around a table, some typing essays, others binge-watching a favorite Netflix series. One teen pored over “Frankenstein” for her English class. Each was deeply immersed in their tasks, but when a phone rang, the mood of the room quickly switched. Red lights blinked on each landline and a tri-tone melody

Politics

Report: Arizona teens paid to file social media posts for campaigns

Facebook and Twitter opened investigations this week into a number of Arizona teenagers’ social media accounts for operating fraudulent profiles and spreading misinformation in support of the Trump campaign, reportedly for pay. The campaign was first reported by the Washington Post, which said Wednesday that Phoenix-based Turning Point Action recruited teenagers to take part in

State

Arizona governor warns of suicide risk amid pandemic

Arizona officials warned Thursday that children and teens are at risk of suicide as depression increases during the COVID-19 pandemic. Counseling resources are available to help struggling children, even as schools hold classes online, Gov. Doug Ducey said at a high school in Chandler. “I would like to ask all our parents, especially if your

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