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LHC imposes ban on underage driving

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday imposed a ban on underage drivers which will be strictly enforced, ARY News reported. The petition was filed by civil society member Abdullah Malik who informed the court that children were seen driving vehicles and motorcycles on highways and other busy thoroughfares. The petitioner stated that an awareness campaign should be started to warn about the hazards of underage driving which results in accidents everyday and the loss of precious lives. The petitioner that…

Teenagers are now taking steps to limit social media use: Study

NEW YORK: It’s not just parents who are worrying about their children’s device usage. According to a new study released by Pew Research Center this week, US teens are now taking steps to limit themselves from overuse of their phone and social media. A majority, 54% of teens, said they spend too much time on their phone, and nearly that many – 52% – said they are trying to limit their phone use in various ways. In addition, 57% say they’re trying to limit social media usage and 58% are trying to limit video games.…

Teens’ lack of sleep tied to high blood pressure, more body fat: Study

 Adolescents who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to develop risk factors for heart disease like high blood pressure and excess body fat, a U.S. study suggests. “Sleep matters,” said Dr. Elsie Taveras of Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. “Sleep quantity and quality are pillars of health alongside diet and physical activity.” Taveras and colleagues asked 829 teens to wear activity trackers on their wrists to log nighttime sleep and daytime activity for 7 to 10 days. They also examined risk factors for…

Millions of British teenagers banned from using WhatsApp

LONDON: WhatsApp is more than a messaging app for many. And soon after the introduction of strict European data privacy laws, the use of the app has now become age-restricted in the UK. Users will be asked to confirm they’re 16 when they agree with a new terms of service and privacy policy. What’s less clear is whether there’ll be any further checks – or if WhatsApp will kick off users it believes to be under 16. Under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on May 25, users have…

Two of a family killed in Lahore roof collapse incident

LAHORE: At least two teenage boys were killed and another injured when a roof of a house collapsed in Kotwali area of Lahore on Saturday. According to rescue officials, the dead bodies and injured were manually recovered from debris of the collapsed building, without bringing mechanical tools into use. The rescue operations were still underway to pull other family members from the debris. "All efforts are being made to rescue the parents of teenagers, trapped under the rubble", a rescue official at the site said.…

WhatsApp helps teenagers to communicate in a better way: study

NEW YORK: Mobile messaging service WhatsApp ‘overtaking’ our lives was no strange occurrence, but it would equally influence the human personality was something unanticipated. A recent study claims that WhatsApp helps teenagers communicate better and to openly express themselves with their peers than in their classrooms. The findings showed that WhatsApp groups allow teenagers to express themselves in ways that they cannot at school, helping them develop closer and more open relationships with their classmates. "The…