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Teens and Fireworks

People of all ages enjoy watching fireworks light up the night sky. Some teens even enjoy setting off fireworks; however, setting off fireworks is an illegal activity in some states. This may not seem like a big deal but setting off fireworks in one of these areas has several possible consequences, such as: Criminal charges [...]

Teens and Blogging

Blogging has not lost popularity with the over-30 crowd, but teens seem to be moving away from it to partake in quick sound bites that satisfy an instant need. A 2010 study conducted by Pew Research Center concluded that over 50 percent of teens text message each day, with one in three sending more than [...]

Teens and Internet Games

Internet games are popular among teenagers, as they can be played almost anywhere and give teens the chance to immerse themselves in another world. If played properly, Internet games can be used as a healthy release from the pressures of teenage life. Exposing teens to the Internet can have positive outcomes, but there are teens [...]

Teens and Internet Safety

The Internet is an integral part of modern teenage life and many young people find it almost impossible to imagine life without it. From social media sites and streaming videos to instant messaging and online shopping or games, most teens are using the Internet almost constantly. Though it may feel like a safe environment, going [...]

Teens and Celebrities

Now, more than ever, celebrities are extremely influential in the lives of teenagers. From the casts of popular reality television shows to mainstream, A-list actors and actresses, celebrities are everywhere in the media and used to sell almost every product out there. While there are certainly some positive role models for teens among today’s celebrities, [...]

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Teens and Culture

A cultural gap exists between each generation, and teens may feel torn between the pressures of their friends or peers and the traditional expectations of their families. Teens have their own culture that may be more permissive of many differences that were considered taboo or uncouth in earlier generations. Many teens struggle to overcome these [...]

People & Culture

Everyone must deal with other people on a daily basis. As a teen, you have to deal with family members, friends, classmates, school administrators, teachers and coaches. You may learn how to treat others by watching television and using other forms of media. Your classmates and peers may also treat you in certain ways based [...]

Style & Fashion

Style and fashion are a big deal for modern teens, and most teens enjoy reading about new styles and trying out the latest clothing and accessories. Experimenting with style and fashion as a teen can help you figure out your own aesthetic preferences and determine how you like to dress. Teen Fashion Influences What teens [...]

Teens and Social Networks

Technology is changing and helping people stay in touch with their friends in even more ways, which can be both positive and negative for teenagers. On the one hand, it is easier than ever to communicate instantly with friends and family through social networks; however, social networking can also perpetuate the drama of high school [...]

Internet & Technology

The Internet and technology devices are a big part of a modern teen’s life. From cell phones to tablets, the world of technology has never been more within a teen’s reach than now. In fact, a study by the Pew Institute found that 93 percent of all teens go online. Teens and the Internet One [...]

Teens and Movies

The impact of movies on teens has been well studied, and although there is still much more research to be done, some things are already clear. While watching movies on the big screen can be entertaining for a teen, these movies can also have long-lasting effects on the way he or she views the world. [...]

Teens and Music

Most teens spend a significant amount of time listening to music in their day-to-day lives. In fact, most teens have a few favorite singers or bands, and they often have a similar taste in music as their friends. Social acceptance is always important with teens, and peers can influence the type of music teens listen [...]

Teens and Television

People the world over watch television to find out the latest news and stay informed of important events across the globe. As a teenager, you might also have your own favorite shows and channels that you enjoy every day. There is really no problem with watching television, as long as it is done in moderation; [...]

Entertainment & Media

In today’s pop culture society, it can be difficult for teens to escape the relentless barrage of media images that seem to be everywhere. Media influences aren’t necessarily bad, but teens are vulnerable to certain types of images and can lose sight of what is truly important when watching TV, viewing movies, playing video games [...]

For Teens

As kids enter adolescence and become teenagers, there are plenty of new concerns that come up, including changing family relationships, physical changes, new challenges in school, and emotional development. Teen Drug and Alcohol Use Underage drinking can be a big temptation during the teen years, but it can also lead to major problems. According to [...]

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