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A new study says today's teenagers are up more slowly than previous generations. Research from San Diego State University at data on teenage behaviour from the past 40 years, between 1976 and 2016. It at surveys on 8 million teens from seven different countries. Researchers that compared to teenagers from the 70s, 80s and 90s, today's teens, "are longer to in both the pleasures and the responsibilities of adulthood". Professor Jean Twenge said: "The whole developmental pathway has down." She said today's 18-year-olds are more like 15-year-olds used to . She said teenagers are far fewer risks than they did before.

The researchers said today's teenagers are longer to do things their parents and grandparents did. They older when they on their first date, less likely to a part-time job, and are less likely to . Professor Twenge said this is a, "slow life strategy". Researchers also found that more teenagers are longer living with their parents instead of renting their own room or apartment. One of the reasons for these behaviours is how much time teenagers online. The Internet is teens on social media, looking at videos or playing games instead of living in the "real world". Another reason was parents who and do too much for their children and them too much.

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