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Alabama Teen Receives Death Threats For Posting Smiley Selfie At Auschwitz

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Selfies strike again.

Breanna Mitchell, 18, of Roanake, Alabama, graduated from high school this year. In June, she celebrated this milestone by traveling to Europe with her grandmother and visiting Poland. Like many teens, Breanna documented her trip on social media. Sounds like a great story so far, right? The ugh moment is that Breanna snapped a smiling selfie at Auschwitz, posing in front of nondescript buildings with the caption “Selfie in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp” and a grinning emoticon. Keep reading »

Today In Terribleness: Teenager’s Tragic Caffeine Overdose Has Me Totally Freaked Out

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An autopsy has found that an Ohio teenager who mysteriously collapsed a few weeks ago died of a caffeine overdose. Logan Stiner, an 18-year-old Prom King who was set to graduate a few days later, was found lying on the floor of his family’s home on May 27. His brother found him (the stuff of nightmares!) and didn’t know how long he’d been unconscious. How scary is that!?

Initially, Logan’s death was to believed to be from natural causes. His friends said he didn’t do drugs and had no medical conditions. But that same day, Logan’s mother found bags of caffeine powder in their house. Keep reading »

It’s Time To Cry: Teen Takes His Great-Grandma To Prom

No Pants At Prom
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Teens Who Have Been Banned For Ridiculous Reasons Map
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I want to think 19-year-old Austin Dennison, a church-going Eagle Scout who plays football, baseball, and basketball and performs in the school band, is a little goody-two-shoes. But I just can’t, because Austin is adorable. He called up his great-grandma “DD” — Delores Dennison — and asked her to be his prom date. Delores is 89 years old, a widower and suffers from heart trouble. She never attended her prom back in the 1930s, because she didn’t have enough money. So her great-grandson in Rockford, Ohio, called her up and invited her to be his senior prom date at Parkway High School. Keep reading »

Teens Discover The Real Danger Of Selfies: Lice

What’s the true danger of teen selfie-snapping? Not that they’ll be embarrassed of their online footprint later in life. Not that they might take a risqué picture that falls in the wrong hands. The more immediate consequence of taking regular selfies is an increased change of getting lice. Yes, lice.  Keep reading »

Holiday Nightmare: A Mob Of Crazed Teens Storm A Shopping Mall

Mall Madness, For Realz
Holiday Shopping Nightmare: Watch What Happened When A Mob Of Crazed Teens Stormed A Shopping Mall
This. Is. Terrifying.

I don’t know what your idea of a holiday nightmare is — maybe, wrestling your way through a Black Friday crowd at WalMart? — but mine is a mob of feral teenagers storming a mall. Kings Plaza Shopping Center in Brooklyn was forced to close its doors on Thursday when 400 teenagers showed up to put the mall “on tilt” (slang for looting the shopping center). The mall raid was allegedly all planned on social media. If the image of 400 teens beating up security guards and stealing items like candy and balloons isn’t enough to give you nightmares, the game of “Knockout,” possibly involving a gun, that broke out on the upper level will. There’s definitely a horror movie plot in here. [NY Post]

Teen Girl Commits Suicide After Her Parents Wouldn’t Let Her Log Onto Facebook

teen girl commits suicide because she can't log into facebook

Teenagers are known for having … shall we say, dramatic … reactions to things they don’t like. But this story is beyond tragic: a 17-year-old girl in India committed suicide after her parents would not let her log onto Facebook. The college sophomore’s parents chided her for spending too much time online and talking on the phone with her friends (both of which are basically what being a teen girl is all about) and “paying less attention to her studies,” according to the Wall Street Journal. After the argument, the daughter went into her bedroom and hung herself. Her parents are understandably shocked. Keep reading »

Annapolis High School Bans Twerking, Grinding, & Everything Else Fun That Happens At School Dances

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Gone are the days when a nun rushes between you and your date at a school dance, reminding you to leave six inches for the baby Jesus. Now schools are just straight-up banning “provocative dance movements” like grinding and twerking … meaning a lot of teens don’t have any sweet moves anymore.  Keep reading »

Study: 1 In 10 Teens Has Committed Sexual Violence

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  • Almost 10 percent American young adults between ages 14 and 21 admitted to committing sexual violence at least once, according to a new study published in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. We’ve still got a long way to go, everyone. [Los Angeles Times]
  • Melona Clark, a student at Hampton University in Virginia, carries a letter from her mosque and her chaplain giving her permission to wear her hijab, a Muslim headcovering veil, on campus. [Huffington Post]
  • The owners of Gorz Haus Gallery in Des Moines, Iowa, have filed a lawsuit against the Iowa Civil Rights Commission, claiming their religious beliefs are being persecuted after they refused to host a wedding for a same-sex couple. That couple sued the owners under violation of the Iowa Civil Rights Act. [Think Progress]
  • Is American Apparel’s “Period Power” T-shirt a “useful controversy”? [The Week] Keep reading »

Some Good News For A Change: Teen Birth Rate Hits Historic Low

Some Good News For A Change: Teen Birth Rate Hits Historic Low

Hooray! Not everything concerning teenagers and sexuality is terrible: The birth rate for teenagers in the United States hit a historic low in 2012, according to a new report from the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Even though the overall birth rate for all American women stayed about the same as in 2011, the birth rate for teens ages 15 to 19 dropped for all racial and ethnic groups — dropping six percent overall from 31.3 per 1,000 teen girls in 2011 to 29.4 per 1,000 teen girls in 2012. Last year’s rate was half as much as the 1991 teen pregnancy rate, which a CDC expert credited to teens delaying sex but the ones who do get laid using contraception. Take that, abstinence-only education! More notable news: The birth rate for women in their early-20s also dropped from 2011 (hello, economy) while the birth rates for women in their late-30s and early-40s increased. [USA Today] [Screaming child image via Shutterstock]

Lawsuit: 15-Year-Old Girl Kicked Out Of Summer Camp For Kissing Boy

Zut Alors, French Kissing!
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A family filed a lawsuit yesterday against Camp Emerson, in Hinsdale, Massachusetts, because their 15-year-old daughter was kicked out of summer camp for kissing a boy. The suit, which refers to the Westport, Connecticut, teenager as “Jane Doe,” said she met the boy on something called “court time” when girls and boys play basketball together and that male counselors “kindly and nurturingly encouraged and/or enticed” the boy to kiss Jane Doe. He did and then the pair “went behind the arts and crafts shed and kissed” some more.  She was also accused of taking off her bra and “acting inappropriately,” aka being a teenager with hormones making out with a boy.  While the boy got a high five afterwards from counselors, Jane Doe was allegedly called a “a slut and/or loose and/or fast and/or a tramp” by the camp director. Camp Emerson kicked both kids out and had her escorted off of camp property by a cop. Keep reading »

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