teens

Where Are Your Kids Spending Time Online?

Parents, if you don't know, there are 15 apps you might want to investigate

It can be tough staying on top of your own activity online, so to make time to check in on what your kids might be sharing or doing can be tough. It may even feel invasive. But it’s important, tech and social media experts like Carla White and law enforcement are reminding us.   Just this week, police in Charleston,…

Planet Fitness Offering Teens Free Gym Access This Summer

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls gym franchise is working to promote fitness at a younger age, so they’re offering free gym access to teens. This summer at Planet Fitness in Sioux Falls, high schoolers ages 15 to 18 can workout for free. This is a part of the organization’s nationwide ‘Teen Summer Challenge’ initiative. According to a 2017 survey…

Protecting Your Children From the Rise in Online Porn

As concern grows over not only the amount of time our children may be spending online, but as well the access to potentially harmful materials such as porn, cyber experts want to remind parents they have more control over the situation than they realize. Pam Rowland, an assistant professor of cyber security at Dakota State University and co-founder of CYBHER,…

Police: 14-Year-Old Sioux Falls Teens Led Authorities On Interstate Chase In Stolen Vehicle

Teens Also Charged With String Of Car Vandalisms

Two Sioux Falls teens are facing more charges after police say they led authorities on a high speed chase in a stolen vehicle. Police believe the 14-year-old boys are responsible for vandalizing nearly 40 vehicles in central Sioux Falls. On Sunday night into early Monday, police say they received nearly 40 reports of car vandalisms. They say car windows had…

Minnehaha Co. Sheriff’s Office Sees ‘Cases And Cases’ Of Sexting In Schools: ‘It’s almost becoming problematic.’

Following the arrest of an 18-year-old Baltic man this week, the Minnehaha County Sheriff’s Office is warning teenagers about the dangers of social media. The Sheriff’s Office says it’s not unusual for them to deal with extortion cases involving nude photos and teens. “Be aware that it can be very harmful if you send pictures of yourself to somebody and…

How much is too much caffeine? Avera Doctor Says There’s No Magic Number For Adolescents

How much is too much caffeine? Many are asking the question after health officials in South Carolina are blaming a teen’s death on a caffeine induced cardiac event. But one local doctor says the answer isn’t so clear-cut. Officials say a 16-year-old collapsed in his classroom last month and died in an emergency room. The coroner says the teen had…

Poll: Most Teens Have Taken Social Media Break

NEW YORK (AP) – The common stereotype has teens glued to their phones 24-7. But a new poll finds that the majority of teens in the U.S. have actually taken a break from social media, the bulk of them even voluntarily. Reasons include social media getting in the way or work or school, or teens getting tired of “the conflict…

Teen Siblings Team Up With Father, DWU To Research Cure For Cancer In Dogs

PLANKINTON, S.D. – Two South Dakota teens are showing us that anything is possible with hard work. A brother and sister from Plankinton have been working together to try to cure cancer in man’s best friend. They’ve had some amazing results, earning them recognition and even scholarship money at a South Dakota University. Eighteen-year-old Emma and 16-year-old Noah Heezen are…

Senior Project Provides Hands On Experience, Takes Two Iowa Teens Back In Time

Two northwest Iowa teens are taking a trip back in time after an old tractor was donated to their high school. In the process of restoring the piece of machinery to its former beauty, the students are getting hands on experience and a history lesson. With just one look, it’s easy to see that this machine has seen better days….