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A new study says today's teenagers are [grown / growing] up more slowly than [previous / previously] generations. Research from San Diego State University looked at data [in / on] teenage behaviour from the [passed / past] 40 years, between 1976 and 2016. It looked at [survey / surveys] on 8 million teens from seven different countries. Researchers said that [comparison / compared] to teenagers from the 70s, 80s and 90s, today's teens, "are taking longer to [engage / enrage] in both the pleasures and the responsibilities of adulthood". Professor Jean Twenge said: "The [whole / hole] developmental pathway has [slowed / slowing] down." She said today's 18-year-olds are living more like 15-year-olds used to live. She said teenagers are taking far fewer [risky / risks] than they did before.
The researchers said today's teenagers are [taken / taking] longer to do things their parents and grandparents did. They are older when they go [on / in] their first date, less [likely / liked] to have a part-time job, and are less likely [for / to] drive. Professor Twenge said this is a, "slow life strategy". Researchers also found that more teenagers are [spending / spent] longer living with their parents instead of [ranting / renting] their own room or apartment. One of the [reasons / reason] for these behaviours is how much time teenagers [spend / spending] online. The Internet is keeping teens on social media, looking at videos or playing games instead [for / of] living in the "real world". Another reason was parents who try and do too much for their children and protect [they / them] too much.

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