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Siena Research Institute has released results of a survey that shows just how pervasive cyberbullying is among teens across upstate New York. The survey queried teens and their parents from Albany to Buffalo. First, the numbers from the teens who were polled: 26 percent say they have been cyber bullied. 56 pecent say they have witnessed online bullying 20 percent overall and 1/3 of girls say they have cried because of something posted online about them, or someone close to them. Siena’s...

Vera House is encouraging adults and teens to talk about the issue of teen dating violence. The Syracuse agency hopes to get the conversation going by hosting a Twitter town hall session Tuesday.

As many as one in three teens will experience some kind of violence stemming from a romantic relationship, according to Vera House education director Loren Cunningham. But it’s often hard to get teens to open up about it.

"They very commonly talk to their friends, but not...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that creates new, stiffer penalties regarding texting while driving for teenaged and new drivers. The law now treats texting as seriously as speeding or reckless driving.

Teenagers just beginning to drive and older new drivers who are caught texting while driving will now see their licenses revoked for sixty days. If they repeat the offense within a half year, their driving licenses will be taken away for another six months.

Cuomo,...