UK Teens

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.

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

William Higham | Posted 21.10.2016 | 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...

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

Jo Nilsson | Posted 10.10.2016 | 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.

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 22.07.2016 | 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 14.07.2016 | 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 16.06.2016 | 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...