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Facebook Generation' happier than teegers a decade ago

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  30 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

London, March 29: Today’s “Facebook Generation” is happier and healthier than teegers a decade ago, finds a new study. Adolescence is a crucial stage in life when you lay the foundation for adulthood. The findings, published online by the European Jourl of Public Health, claimed a growing proportion of 11 to 15-year-olds, dubbed the “Facebook Generation”, are less likely than their predecessors to do drugs, drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes and be bullied. “We have seen a decline in young people experiencing bullying, drinking alcohol weekly, and increasing numbers living free from tobacco and canbis,” said study coorditor professor Candace Currie from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. The results show that over the last decade an increasing proportion of adolescents eat fruit and vegetables, are physically active on a daily basis, keep their teeth clean, practice safe sex, and find it easy to talk to their parents about things that matter to them. The report suggested that the general feeling that young people are better off today could also be attributed to changes in fashion, behavioural norms and societal values. (IANS)

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