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Unformatted text preview: Scrap the teen stereotypes http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/family-and-relationships/scrap-the-teen- stereotypes/article1152887/ Adriana Barton From Tuesday's Globe and Mail, Thursday, May. 28, 2009 03:46AM EDT When Kurt Cobain unleashed Smells Like Teen Spirit in 1991, the Nirvana song became a gritty anthem for a generation of disaffected youth. But the late grunge demigod might have been less inspired by a whiff of today's teens. In the Facebook age, where's the alienation? Teenagers are now a surprisingly virtuous lot, according to sociologist Reginald Bibby, author of The Emerging Millennials: How Canada's Newest Generation Is Responding to Change and Choice . In his 2008 survey of 5,500 youth, Dr. Bibby found that Canadian teens place supreme importance on values such as honesty and caring for others. They actually like hanging out with their parents. And they're less likely to smoke, drink, do drugs and have sex than any group since he began tracking adolescent behaviour in 1984. Dr. Bibby spoke to The Globe and Mail about how today's parents are raising great kids - and why people get upset by his good news. After analyzing teenagers' replies to your 200-question survey, what surprised you most?After analyzing teenagers' replies to your 200-question survey, what surprised you most?...
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