When they skip school, where do they go, and what do they do?
"Nobody is listening, and nobody really cares," says Angie, 18. Without anonymity, teens felt they could not givehonest answers on the issues without facing possible negative repercussions from parents and teachers), a senior at Newton High School.While feature writer for a small-town Georgia daily, just minutes from the recent Conyers (Ga.) high school shootings, I interviewed dozens of teens and wrote a series of articles for The Covington News on the troubles teens face.Written from the teens' perspective, it provides insight on the frustrations that plague teens' lives.S., over 100 teens shared with us their personal experiences with social media and romantic relationships. During the focus groups, technology – and especially social media – often was described as an integral part of the courting process for teens.These are some of the key themes and responses we heard during these data-gathering sessions. And I met a girl on there and she lived up in [location]. Half of all teens (50%) have let someone know they were interested in them romantically by friending them on Facebook or another social media site, and 47% have expressed their attraction by liking, commenting or otherwise interacting with that person on social media.But what do young people say is their greatest concern? When teens are truant, is it because they're tired from working?