A proposed Senate bill wants to ban teenagers under 16 from tanning beds in Indiana. Currently teenagers must have written consent from a parent.
Experts say preventing bullying starts at a much younger age.
Only 10 percent of parents think their own teens drank alcohol in the last year and 5 percent think their teens smoked marijuana in the last year.
A committee is debating whether Indiana teens should have to wait until their 17th birthday to drive if they don’t take a driver’s education course.
Because of their variety, the new bills impact virtually everyone in some way.
Indiana teen suicide rates exceed the national average, and suicide is ranked as the second leading cause of death among Indiana youth behind car accidents.