UK Teenagers

MAJOR Relationship Buzzkills...

Chloe Combi | Posted 05.02.2016 | UK Parents
Chloe Combi

Teenage language is a brilliant thing and they are both entitled to and should be encouraged to create their own lexicon. However a lot of the teenagers I interviewed felt, the word "bae" often doesn't denote an equal partner or cherished one - but kind of - "you're number one in line for now."

Films With Smoking Should Have Adult Rating, Warns WHO

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Parents

Films with scenes containing people smoking should be given an adult rating, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has warned. In a statement, the or...

The Magic Wand of Tech for Teen Wellbeing

Jen Hyatt | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Hyatt

There are over 1billion young people aged 10-19 globally and at least one in five will have diagnosable mental health conditions in their lives, mostly rooted in experiences before the age of fourteen. Key contributors to this are adverse family, school and community circumstances as well as genetics, poverty, lack of jobs, poor nutrition, physical health conditions, conflict and trauma.

Mum's Epic Takedown Of Shop Assistant Who Bodyshamed Her Teenage Daughter

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Supermum may not be a Marvel comic character, but if there was, Megan Naramore Harris from Wichita, Kansas would certainly be a contender for the role...

School Segregated Teen Because Of Dip-Dye Hairstyle

SWNS | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Parents

A mum has threatened to pull her teenage daughter out of school because teachers segregated her from other pupils for having a "dip dye" hairstyle. ...

Teens 'More Likely To Drink And Smoke' Because Of YouTube, Researchers Warn

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Parents

Teenagers are being "heavily exposed" to content featuring alcohol and tobacco in YouTube music videos, new research suggests. Researchers stated t...

What David Bowie Taught Me

Lydia Suffield | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

David Bowie will be remembered for many things by many people. But for me, I'll always remember him as the person who taught me that there didn't have to be one face I chose.

It's Time That Mental Health Was Taught on Education

Matt Clifton | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Matt Clifton

I remember back at school, the thoughts continuously just appear in my head now and then. However, what I remember most was that there was little unde...

For My Daughter on Her 13th Birthday

Sharon Sutton | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK Parents
Sharon Sutton

Just be you and never try to be a people pleaser, folks will like and love you for who you are and if they can't accept that then you don't need them in your life. Laugh, be kind and don't ever let boys break your heart. Most importantly bask in what makes you happy and build your worth on experiences and not possessions. Never forget that you can talk to me.

Tantrums and Threesomes; Trials and Tribulations of Teenagers on the Train

Kylie Barton | Posted 03.01.2016 | UK Comedy
Kylie Barton

Image Source The only good thing about a packed train at 5pm on a weekday is that you can listen in with ease on a variety of comic teenage talks as...

Older Teens Need More protection From Sexual Exploitation

Peter Grigg | Posted 21.12.2015 | UK
Peter Grigg

At The Children's Society we know from our frontline services that, too often, older teenagers are dismissed as 'old enough to know better' and, as a result often are not identified as victims of child sexual exploitation.

Letter To My Teenage Self

Dale Shaw | Posted 17.12.2015 | UK Comedy
Dale Shaw

Hey! This is me, or rather it's you, writing from the future. I have now reached my fortieth year and have decided to mark this event by looking back through my life and offering some thoughts on what I have learned.

'Recovery Is Possible' - Hollie, 17, Talks About Coping With Anorexia

Kieran Goodwin | Posted 15.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kieran Goodwin

Christmas 2013 for Biss was a huge uphill battle, streaming initially from depression and anxiety Hollie was diagnosed with anorexia. Hollie struggled with finding a way to cope with depression, the anorexia she says acted as a 'coping mechanism' for this.

Domestic Abuse and Teenagers: The Coercive Control Offence Must Fulfil Its Promise

Polly Neate | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK
Polly Neate

Young people and teenagers are far less likely than adults to know where to turn for help, and research shows that if parents think they would know if their daughter was being abused by a boyfriend, they are kidding themselves. Only a tiny minority of teenage victims would tell a parent. The new criminal offence is a significant step forward.

Teens Use Music to Regulate Emotion

Marc Smith | Posted 09.12.2015 | UK Parents
Marc Smith

Coping with new experiences leads to new emotions as well as pressure from peers, school and family; a pressure to conform comes into conflict with the desire to be an individual - not to mention first loves, unrequited love and the inevitable break-ups.

Parents Could Face Court Over Teen Who Won't Remove Nose Stud

SWNS | Posted 07.12.2015 | UK Parents

A teenager who has been kicked out of lessons for wearing a nose stud is refusing to take it out despite the fact it could land her parents in court. ...

Challenge Porn on International Day to Eliminate Violence Against Women

Rachel Bell | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK
Rachel Bell

Sentencing the murderer of teenager Becky Watts, the judge, Mr Justice Dingemans, broke down and cried. The sixteen year old's step brother, Nathan Ma...

Watch This Boy Complete A Rubik's Cube In Less Than 5 Seconds

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Parents

Some might find the Rubik's cube a serious mental test, but others think it's a little easier to solve. A 14-year-old boy has broken a world recor...

Maths Anxiety Is Real. What Can a Parent Do?

Susie McBeth | Posted 11.11.2015 | UK Parents
Susie McBeth

Maths is hard. Well, it is for most people. I used to have a distinct feeling of dread before every maths lesson. The kind that lay low in the belly and made you feel like you were constantly on the verge of vomiting.

Unreported Rapes of Teens Show Smashing Rape Myths and Sexism Is Essential in Schools

Rachel Bell | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Bell

Girls do not report because of fear of reliving their trauma, the culture of shame, going to court, being judged, fearing the perpetrator and not being believed. But BBCThree's Sex on Trial clearly demonstrated other deep-rooted factors at play.

Great News: The Safe Sex Chat Works With Teenagers

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Parents

As parents, you might dread the time your kids are old enough for the birds and the bees chat, but the results of this study might encourage you to ju...

Millennials? Y-ers? Z-ers? AA-ers? Can We Please Sort Out Our Generations?

William Higham | Posted 23.10.2015 | UK
William Higham

Teenagers today are probably the most observed and analysed generation ever. So it's ironic that we're unable to come up with a definitive name for th...

Teenagers, Twitter and Naughty Boy

Olivia Jones | Posted 14.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Olivia Jones

I spoke to Naughty Boy recently and brought up the backlash he faced after his relationship with Zayn Malik fell apart

Screen Time to Teen Time: How the Parenting Toolkit Keeps Evolving

Jo Nilsson | Posted 12.10.2015 | UK Parents
Jo Nilsson

At home our parenting toolkit on technology has been around 'set times' for access and a ban at mealtimes and bedtimes. Indeed we seem to be in the majority there with 80% surveyed saying they don't allow screens at bed time and 67% removing them at meal times.

Mum Surprises Transgender Teen With The Best Cake Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Parents

The moment a transgender teenager found out her name had been officially changed to Gabrielle was caught on camera in an emotional video. Gabrielle...