UK Teens

Boy Does Genius Autocorrect Hack On Parents' Phone To Get House Party Permission

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 03.09.2015 | UK Parents

A boy proved being more of a technology whizz than his parents is definitely a benefit. In order to get his parents to say "yes" to throwing a hous...

Why 'Sex' Is Becoming a Shorthand for Attractiveness

BritChick Paris | Posted 22.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Confidence in ourselves, in our children is the most powerful weapon for life, for love, for everything. Believing you're great because you're funny, smart, creative or kind is the ultimate force in attraction, and of sexiness. Nothing competes with making someone laugh.

Strangulation, Sexting and Our Teens

Dr Diahanne Rhiney | Posted 16.07.2015 | UK Parents
Dr Diahanne Rhiney

I'm not talking of 'catfish' or the occasional sneaky peak at a nude photo. Accessible, free, unrealistic and aggressive Internet pornography is causing a major shift in teenagers and children's behaviours by negatively defining the way they view sex.

Teens Reacting To Encyclopedias Will Probably Make You Feel Super Old

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Comedy

It's just like Google, but, like, you have to do work. It's strange to think that some future generation will read without ever picking up a physic...

Underdog In School Dance-Off Absolutely Nails It

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 25.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Here's a lesson in never judging a book by its cover. In a dance-off with classmates at school, the kid in the black t-shirt certainly looks like h...

Morning-After Pill Made Available For Girls Under 16

PA | By Nina Massey, Press Association | Posted 16.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle

For the first time, a morning-after pill that is effective for up to five days after sex has been made available to girls under the age of sexual cons...

Teen Invites Grandfather To Prom (And Her Reason For Doing So Is The Cutest)

The Huffington Post UK | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

It was her first high school prom at Albertville High School in Alabama. But rather than inviting any old boy from her class, Joy Webb had other pl...

What Happens When Your Teenage Daughter Tells You She Has A Boyfriend

Amy Treasure | Posted 03.06.2015 | UK Parents
Amy Treasure

So she comes home from school and casually drops it into our 'how's your day gone' conversation. The conversation we have every day. Except this isn't about the funny thing that happened in maths or that she sang a solo in the choir. This is about a boy, 'the boy' the one she likes and I can tell she's smitten.

Could You Imagine Anything More Excruciating?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

What's it really like to be a teenager in today's world, where real life means a digital life? Channel 4 have built on last year's series 'The Sec...

20 Annoying Things About Living With Teenagers

Anna Fraser | Posted 12.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Fraser

We are all aware of the possible big nightmares which may lay in store for us parents once our beloved offspring enter the 'Teen' phase. For me though, it's been the little changes which have felt more like seismic shifts within my carefully crafted and harmonious household.

15 Skincare Tips for Teenagers

Amanda Elias | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Elias

Although I was a teenager half of my life ago, I still remember the nightmare of acne, blackheads and nothing working to solve them, I also remember all the things I did wrong.

Want to Make a Difference? Just Do It.

Jenny Garrett | Posted 24.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

Anyone who knows me, knows that I am a woman of my word. I set out thinking about how I could help girls. My first foray was to provide workshops for teen Mums, but I didn't feel that was enough and I wasn't sure I was the right person to make a difference with that audience.

Drowning in Deadlines

Emily Hay | Posted 25.02.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Hay

Christmas - It's meant to be about family, sharing and a whole lot of food. It's a time for relaxing, when most of us have a bit of time off work or hopefully a few worry free days. But not for everyone. Specifically I'm talking about high school students; the ones with exams anyway.

The Quarter Life Crisis: Taking Life One Day at a Time

Daphne Ashley Sze | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Daphne Ashley Sze

The thing is, we don't have to be who others want us to be. We don't need others to tell us what to do, because hell no, our lives are not theirs to control. We're critical individuals who know what we want, maybe not now, but we'll find a way.

Italian MEP Cécile Kyenge Set to Introduce Key Brussels Conference on Children Rough Sleepers at EU Parliament

Nick Fouche | Posted 23.01.2015 | UK Politics
Nick Fouche

Besides their enhanced chances of subjection to violence or of being embroiled in crime either as victims or perpetrators, teens sleeping today in our cities' parks, upon shop doorsteps or 'sofa surfing' between friends and acquaintances often live in real peril of various forms of abuse by adults or older minors who observe their movements over time only to then take advantage of their powerlessness.

The Truth About Growing Up

Daphne Ashley Sze | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Daphne Ashley Sze

Nobody said it was easy. We're all shoved into a momentary oblivion with clouded judgment and unclear future. We're forced to choose between two things we can't let go of, and punished to cry in silence and accept defeat. But really, most of the time, we are almost always forced to grow up.

Marcus Sedgwick's 'Non-Tip' Tips for Young Writers

Alix Long | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Alix Long

Award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick is widely renowned throughout the literary world for his enthralling characters, spiralling plot twists and adventurous ideas he incorporates within every single one of his novels.

Why the UK Is Finally Taking Low Confidence Seriously

BritChick Paris | Posted 19.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
BritChick Paris

Last Thursday evening the unbelievable happened. An awards ceremony took place in the House of Commons for body confidence. No need for a red carpet or pomp and circumstance. No male politicians driving agendas to win elections. Just a group of individuals of all shapes and sizes, fighting for the right for us all 'to be ourselves'...

Generation X-tra Clean

Liz Fraser | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Fraser

Good news; today's teenagers are less likely to drink, smoke and take drugs than their predecessors, according to statistics from the Department of Health this week. This, it would seem, makes them the most sensible, healthy and fresh-smelling generation for a decade.

How to Help a Depressed Teenager

Alexandra Massey | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alexandra Massey

Let's not get into the 'whys' in this article. Because whatever it was that made your teenager depressed, the journey down takes us all to the same place: a feeling of utter worthlessness combined with a black cloud that wants nothing except to make your day as long and as miserable as possible.

Naked as the Day One Was Porn

Ash Halliburton | Posted 29.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ash Halliburton

Yet, all these generations had something in common, a porn magazine was shared amongst friends, it was fun, exciting, nerve racking. Now accessibility is so extensive it's become the norm, and girls expect it, as they feel it is the norm too.

The Cleverest Kids in the World

Amanda Prowse | Posted 14.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Amanda Prowse

Urgh - so it was exam results day yesterday and no doubt some proud parents were sighing with relief as their offspring brandished the piece of paper showing a clutch of A*, but not me.

Five Ways to Encourage Your Child's Innate Entrepreneurial Skills

Sigrid Daniel | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sigrid Daniel

If you are the parent of a toddler or teen, the chances are you find yourself in a negotiating situation on a very regular basis. Children at this sta...

Will 'Saffy' Teens be Absolutely Fabulous for Society?

William Higham | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Higham

In my last article, I identified a new young generation, the SAFFYs: Serious, Active, Forward-Facing Youth. They're very different to the "typical teen" parodied by Kevin the Teenager. Less frivolous, hedonistic, lazy and 'devil may care'. More anxious and responsible about the future, and more respectful of the past.

Is Your Teen a Saffy?

William Higham | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
William Higham

Teenagers? We know what they're like, don't we. They're hedonistic and impetuous. They want their brands 'edgy' and their work easy. They kiss the future and shun the past. Sex, drugs and R&B.