UK Teens

Why A Clever Pupil Is More Likely To Smoke Cannabis As A Teenager

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 23.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Smart children are twice as likely to smoke cannabis as teenagers than their less academic peers, new research has revealed. Pupils who do well at sc...

Stop School-Shaming Parents

The Huffington Post | Tamsin Kelly | Posted 14.02.2017 | UK Parents

There have never been so many options for parents choosing schools for their children, from free schools to academies to faith schools. But with this ...

Hundreds Of Students Make An MP Their Valentine To Demand Better LGBT Sex Education

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 13.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Hundreds of MPs have woken up this morning to Valentine’s Day cards from LGBT students demanding compulsory sex and relationships education in schoo...

Tory MPs Back Compulsory Sex And Relationships Education For Teens

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of teenagers in schools across the country could be set to receive compulsory sex and relationships education after a group of Tory MPs back...

How Positive Parenting Can Help Your Relationship With Your Teen

Gemma Pepper | Posted 10.02.2017 | UK Parents
Gemma Pepper

Dealing with a teenager can be one of the most daunting parts of parenting. The general worry is that they will fall into the wrong crowd, finding the...

Teen Writes Searingly Honest Letter Thanking Drug Addict Parents For Not Being There

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Universities & Education

An academically successful teenager has written a searingly honest open letter to her drug addict parents, thanking them for showing her “life is no...

20 Things To Avoid When Parenting A Teenager

Cai Graham | Posted 30.01.2017 | UK Parents
Cai Graham

As our children grow up everything, starts to change. No sooner do we start feeling confident that we have this 'parenting-lark' sussed - that the goalposts start moving. Here are some pointers: helping you and your teen navigate adolescence.

Carers As Young As Five Are Struggling To Fulfil Their Potential, Charity Warns

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Thousands of young carers are struggling to fulfill their potential because of responsibilities at home, a new survey has revealed. Research from the ...

Schools 'Will Lose Children's Mental Health Support'

The Huffington Post | Martha Gill | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Politics

Schools are cutting back on counsellors as a result of steep Government cuts, headteachers told MPs on Monday. Slashed budgets will hit the most emoti...

Girl, 15, Charged With Murder Over Death Of Seven-Year-Old Katie Rough

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 11.01.2017 | UK

A teenager is due to appear in court on Wednesday charged with murdering seven-year-old Katie Rough. UPDATE: Katie Rough was reportedly found with a s...

Parents Warned About Long List Of Teenage Texting Codes

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Parents

Parents are being warned about an increasing number of teenage “texting codes” that are used to disguise the meaning of messages. The Police Servi...

Harrowing Police Film Prompts Dozens Of Online Grooming Reports From Children

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Dozens of children have come forward with reports that they are being groomed online after watching a video based on the tragic murder of 15-year-old ...

'Inspirational' Teen Dies From Severe Allergic Reaction After Eating A Takeaway

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

An “inspirational” 15-year-old girl has tragically died from a severe allergic reaction after eating a takeaway meal. Lancashire teen Megan Lee d...

Children's Commissioner Calls For New Curbs On Online Bullying

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Politics

Children need a new digital watchdog to protect them from bullying, data-selling and privacy abuses on social media sites such as Instagram, a new rep...

Shocking Video About Rape And Murder Of Girl Aims To Warn Teens Of Online Grooming

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 04.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education

Police have released a harrowing video based on the grooming, rape and murder of 15-year-old Kayleigh Haywood, warning young people about the dangers ...

Anxiety In Teens - How To Help Your Loved Ones When They're Feeling The Strain

Mary Walton | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Mary Walton

Being a teenager is difficult enough in its own right. There's so much changing in their lives that it's normal for them to feel the strain. However, those feelings can quite easily roll over into anxiety. What do you do when your teenager is suffering with these feelings?

#AllWillSucceed If We Change The Meaning Of Success

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Elizabeth Wright

What about the child's potential? All of us, from the moment we are born, have an innate potential that we can achieve in life. Depending on whether we are given the right support, conditions, and development, AND Self Belief, we will succeed ... or not

This Trans Teen Has Hit Back After Tesco Refused To Accept His ID

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A transgender man has spoken about his shock after a Tesco store refused to serve him tobacco because they didn’t believe his female ID belonged to ...

A Letter To My Younger Self

Stacey Hill | Posted 09.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stacey Hill

Dear 15 year old me. You probably won't read this letter because it's stuck in a pile of unfinished homework on your bedroom floor, next to the mouldy cups of coffee and your dirty underwear, that you're too bone idle to put in the wash bin.

Teen Made Nearly £50k Advising Chinese Parents On Baby Names

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Parents

A teenager has earned nearly £50,000 simply by advising Chinese parents on English names for their babies. Beau Jessup, 16, from Gloucestershire, sta...

10 Tweets That Sum Up Having An Argument With A Teenager

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Parents

Teenage arguments are a milestone, a rite of passage that (unfortunately) every parent has to experience. They want to rebel, and you just want them t...

Teen Stuck In '50 First Dates'-Style Memory Loss After Rugby Tackle

SWNS | George Bowden | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education

A sports-mad teenager has been left with almost total memory lossafter suffering concussion during a rugby game. Sam Tai, 17, has been diagnosed with ...

How to Get Your Child Revising at the Last Minute

Lucy Parsons | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Parents
Lucy Parsons

In many households across the country panic stations are being hit as everyone realises exams start in just over a week's time. Some committed and diligent students may have been revising steadily for months now. Others will barely have glanced at a text book or flicked through their exercise book.

Teach our Teens to Love Failure

Elizabeth Wright | Posted 04.05.2016 | UK Parents
Elizabeth Wright

When you stuff up, do the wrong thing, say the wrong thing, swim the wrong stroke, what emotions do you feel? You might feel shame, embarrassment, mortification, anger, frustration, and the undeniable urge to give up!

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

Rachel Bell | Posted 05.11.2016 | 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.