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Teenagers: Actually A Worthwhile Part Of Society?

As a former high school teacher, I know intimately how unpredictable the behavior of a human teenager can be. I’d often bang my head against my classroom door half laughing, half crying, at the end of a long day. No age group could make me so amused, excited, and utterly frustrated all at the same time. One minute my students and I would joke and converse like adults and I would marvel at their creativity, depth, and humor. Five minutes later I’d have to confiscate 20 bags of Fire Hot Cheetos and scold them for smearing dirty fingers all over my classroom walls like three-year-olds. In short, those dang teenagers are a mystery. But did you know that in addition to being a behavioral anomaly, teenagers are also a scientific one? Keep reading »

In Phoenix Teens Are Taking Getting High To New Limits

I found this report so disturbing that during our daily meeting here at Frisky Headquarters, when everyone clamored for more info on the whys and the hows, I protested. According to this news story, teens in Phoenix, Arizona are doing some things so disturbing I’m putting them after the jump. Keep reading »

The World’s Most Over-The-Top PSA Warns Not To Text And Drive


Remember those drunk driving PSAs we were forced to watch in Driver’s Ed? The plot was usually the same—a friend is at the funeral of a friend who was killed in a drunk driving accident and then we see a totaled car wrapped around a pole. While these were always a bit on the cheeseball side, they had the intended effect: to instill a healthy dose of fear into the hearts and minds of reckless, invincible, idiotic teens. Well, apparently we need to terrify, not just scare, the teens of today. This British PSA, which warns about texting while driving, is hands down the scariest, most graphic video I have seen in my life. In the first 30 seconds, there is a gory accident complete with necks snapping, blood flowing, glass shattering. I don’t want to spoil the end—but almost everyone dies. If you ask me, this is really taking it too far. The point of a PSA is to discourage the teens, not to give them vicarious post-traumatic stress disorder. Save the horror for horror films, please. [BuzzFeed] Keep reading »

Internet Porn Is The Best Sex Ed A Teen Could Have

Woe betide the sexual being who has a kinky fetish but doesn’t have internet access. You could waste years of your life—decades, even!—fretting that you’re the only sick f*** who likes her wrists handcuffed to the bedposts during sex. But with a few clicks of the mouse, anyone can get the lowdown via internet porn: Other chicks like to be restrained during sex, too! Lots and lots of chicks, actually. You’re pretty normal, girlie. In fact, you’re almost boring. All this is thanks to the 21st-century technology revolution, which isn’t only great for curious adults, but curious teens, as well. Make that really curious teens. Keep reading »

The F-Bomb Blog: Why Weren’t We This Cool When We Were Teens?

Aww, F-Bomb, a new blog about feminism for teenaged girls, is like a baby Feministing! Hooray for Julie Zeilinger, a teenager from Pepper Pike, Ohio, who has her s**t together, her fingers on the keyboard and her heart in the right place.

Julie’s interview with Gloria Steinem and her smartypants post on the feminism in Lily Allen‘s lyrics have us totally convinced we’ve found our next intern! [F-Bomb] Keep reading »

Check This Out: We Are Photogirls

After school was never this cool for us: We Are Photogirls, a London-based creative institute for teenage girls, shows youngsters everything they’d ever want to know about fashion photography, from styling and makeup to technical details and art direction. Students end up learning life skills through workshops, shooting a “Mutual-Respect Calendar” between teen boys and girls, and a “Fashion Shoot Battle” between youth groups. The results are stunning and professional—nothing we ever snapped with our Kodak disposables. And while the fashion world can be a treacherous place for self-respect, Photogirls aims to project a wholesome image: According to their site, “At We Are Photogirls we strongly believe that being beautiful is not about being a 6ft tall, size-zero model; rather that everyone has a unique style and beauty that should be encouraged and celebrated!” That’s cool. [WeArePhotoGirls.com]
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If Teens Can’t Afford Marc Jacobs’ New Pop-y “Budget-Friendly” Line, Will We Buy It Instead?

Teen Vogue got the scoop on the latest from Marc Jacobs: Everybody’s favorite desginer is launching a moderately priced bridge collection in August called “Don’t Miss The Marc.” The small line includes some solid pieces like pleated denim skirts, three-button blazers, and some loud (but ’80s-trendy) t-shirts. The rest of the goods look to be targeting a younger audience via wacky leggings and cartoon-y tees. It would seem that Marc is heading in that direction, by giving a teen publication the first look, and pricing everything under $200. Yet, is the low(er) price point enough to capture a younger audience? Keep reading »

Stylish Teens We’re Jealous Of (& Ones We Could Do Without)

Ahh…to be young again. Not that we’re old here at The Frisky, but recently we’ve been wishing we were back in high school, and it has nothing to do with the wars between the popular kids, acne, or peer pressure. Rather, now more than ever, teens are making headlines for being awesome. While we were awesome teenagers (“awesome” as in “slightly weird, awkward, smart kids who turned out better”), we’d kill to go back and use the Internet to promote our talents. Like these kids, who have already made names for themselves as bloggers, writers, and chefs. Jealous? Obvi.

After the jump, the teens we’re most envious of (and our predictions for their futures), and the ones who can suck it. Keep reading »

Is This The New 15?

Is this what 15 looks like these days? The other day, I came across this post on Fashion Copious, one of my favorite fashion blogs. It was titled: “The Lips! & The Sphere Of Her Stomach.” Its subject is Lindsay Wixson, a bee-stung-lipped, baby-faced, up-and-coming model who could be the Next Big Thing. She’s 5’10″ (or 5’11″, depending on the site). She has blond hair and blue-green eyes. And she’s 15. I was kind of, well, astonished. To call her precocious would be a bit of an understatement. She looks both very young and very mature at the same time. Which made me wonder: Is this what 15 looks like in 2009? Anyway, is it just me, or do you, too, think 15 is looking very grownup, indeed? [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »

Prepping For Bravo’s NYC Prep

Slated to premiere later this month, Bravo’s “NYC Prep” is already stirring up drama off the airwaves. And modeled as a reality “Gossip Girl,” it’s easy to see why—the preview episode checks off just about every controversy box, from underage drinking caught on camera to bitchy admissions about wealth and sex. Just how long did everyone think this would last before the slew of legal headaches presented themselves? The head of Nightingale-Bamford, an all-girls school where one of the show’s characters is enrolled, has already sent a letter to parents and alums criticizing the exposure. Time Out published the letter in full, but here are a few excerpts… Keep reading »

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