School Move To Have Students Lock Up Their Phones During ClassSmart phones can be extremely distracting for students in class, but the principal at Maxson Middle School in Union County, New Jersey, is taking a unique approach to help kids focus more on school and less on their phones. CBS2’s Meg Baker reports.
Young ‘Superheroes’ Give 5-Year-Old With Autism Amazing Surprise BirthdayA heartwarming happenstance took place at a South Brunswick skate park where 5-year-old Carter Braconi was playing around on his scooter. CBS2's Cindy Hsu reports.
'GOAT' Tops Survey Of Most Annoying Slang WordsA new study by market research company OnePoll asked Americans about their most annoying slang words. On the list: Ghost, Gucci, Hangry, Bae and GOAT - Greatest Of All Time.
Gwyneth Paltrow's Daughter Upset Over Mom's Picture ShareThe actress and GOOP founder posting a sweet picture on Instagram of her and 14-year-old daughter Apple on a ski lift, but the teen was quick to point out she gave mom no permission to share her on social media without consent.
New Jersey Teen Once Homelessness Accepted At 18 Colleges, Lands Dream PickThe story of Dylan Chidick is a tale of triumph over tragedy when, after being n and out of homelessness during his youth, he got admissions letters from 17 schools. On Tuesday, the teen landed this 18th acceptance letter, and it was the one that counted the most: His dream school, The College of New Jersey.
College Hopefuls Anxiously Waiting For Acceptance LettersNow is the time teenagers start receiving college acceptance letters and decide where they’re going to continue their education. But with that also comes rejection. CBS2's Scott Rapoport reports.
Experts Warn Of Issues Teens Using Sleep Aids Can FaceThere's a potentially dangerous trend among teens looking for a good night's sleep. CBS2's Dr. Max Gomez reports.
NYPD Holds Youth Basketball TournamentHundreds of students from across all five boroughs showed up, and strengthened bonds with New York's finest in the process. CBS2's Aundrea Cline-Thomas reports.
Suffolk County Set To Launch 'Vape Out' ProgramCiting an alarming rise in use by young teens, Suffolk County is pushing to snuff out vaping in schools. CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reports.
Cuomo Proposing To Raise Age To Buy Tobacco, E-CigsIt could soon be tougher for teenagers to smoke in New York State.
New Dangers Detected In Underage VapingThe nation's top doc says swift action is needed to address the risks of electronic cigarettes to teenagers.
Update: New York Moves To Ban E-Cig FlavoringFlavored e-cigarettes, popular among teens, may soon be pulled from stores in New York State, a first in the county. CBS2's John Dias reports.
Study Links Social Media & Teen E Cigarette UseA USC study found that underage kids make up 25 percent of Juul's followers on Twitter.
School Warns Parents About Teen Sexting Being InvestigatedA letter sent Thursday to district parents by Ridgewood's superintendent of schools warns them about "possible sexting incidents" involving students. CBS2's Mary Calvi reports.
Bullying On Instagram More Common Than Most ThinkA new report found 1 in 5 people between the ages of 12 to 20 have been bullied on Instagram, but the 1 billion-user strong social media platform offers help to deal with the problem. CBS2's John Dias reports.
Mom's Message Aims To Save Teens From Deadly Opioid AbuseWe Day provided a stage to speak out for Becky Savage, a mother who lost two sons to fatal overdoses. CBS2's Hazel Sanchez reports.
Gov't Reports 900% Increase In E-Cig Use Among High SchoolersElectronic cigarettes manufacturers have been given 60 days to come up with a plan to better prevent usage use of their products. CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reports.
Rachel's Challenge Brings Message Of Compassion To StudentsAuthor John Harrell, himself a victim of childhood abuse, talks about the group named after the first teenager killed in the Columbine High School shooting in 1999.
Nassau County Launches Website To Help Fight BullyingFamilies and educators say they may be one step closer to identifying warning signs of bullying, and students' rights if they are victims. CBS2's Jennifer McLogan reports.
FDA Warns Of Possible E-Cigarette CrackdownThe Food and Drug Administration is warning of a possible crackdown on e-cigarettes to keep them out of the hands of children, saying teenage use has hit epidemic levels.
Ohio Teen Scammed While Playing 'Fortnite'The 13-year-old says another gamer convinced him to hand over his username and password so he could give him different features and skills.
Update: Advice For Kids Nervous About Starting Summer CampIt's that time of year again. Lauren Wexler, director of camps for the 92nd Street Y, talks with CBS2's Cindy Hsu about how to talk to kids nervous about their first summer camp experience.
Baldwin High Schoolers Form Unlikely FriendshipWhen bullying is all too common in school, a simple act of kindness proves to be powerful. CBS2's Jessica Moore has more from Long Island.
Now's The Time For Teens To Apply To Summer Jobs, Experts SayThe last bell of the year will ring soon, but that doesn't mean teens should wait to hear it before they apply to summer jobs. CBS2's Ali Bauman reports.