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  1. Teen - Channel One Chat Rooms (iChat)
  2. Teen Advice Worldwide (Fenner and Armagost)
      Provides suggestions on problems of teens online and around the world. Managed by teens with support from counselors.

  1. Dumptown Game (Environmental Protection Administration)
      Provides a game that teaches the cost and benefits of some of different types of recycling programs. Requires the free Shockwave plug-in. 12-01

  2. Games from Atari (
      Provides over a dozen games. 7-04

  3. Games from PBS for Teens (
      Provides over a dozen games. 7-04

Lesson Plans
  1. Games, Lessons, and Activities (
      Provides a wide variety of art lessons for children and teens. "Packed with great visual experience, games, educational content, interactive stories and activities, Mocomi provides a safe and complete online experience for kids and families."

  1. Bullying (Awesome Library)
      Provides suggestions on combating bullying. 1-02

  2. Colleges and Universities (Awesome Library)
      Provides sources of information for selecting, funding, and preparing for college. 6-01

  3. Depression in Children and Adolescents (Ivan) 8-01
  4. Fighting Fat (Awesome Library)
      Provides articles and research on prevention and treatment of obesity. 8-01

  5. Obesity (Awesome Library)
      Provides sources of information to combat obesity. 2-02

  6. Teen Lounge (Boston Public Library)
  1. Teens Only! (Teacher Talk)
  1. -02-18-08 Choking Game Kills 82 Kids (
      "At least 82 youths have died from the so-called "choking game," according to the first government count of fatalities from the tragic fad." 02-08

  2. -05-22-09 American Boy, 13, Breaks Everest Record (CNN News)
      "A 13-year-old American became the youngest climber to ever summit Mount Everest on Saturday." 05-10

  3. -06-09-09 Teen Scales Tallest Peaks (NBC Sports)
      "A 17-year-old California resident reached the summit of Mount Everest as part of his trek to become the youngest person to scale the tallest peaks on each of the world’s seven continents."

      "Johnny Strange, a senior in high school who resides in Malibu, Calif., reached the top of the 29,035-foot mountain on May 20. His Everest mountain climb was his sixth. He completed his final summit climb on June 8 when he scaled Australia’s 7,310-foot Mount Kosciuszko." 06-09

  4. -08-26-08 Teens: Do Hard Things (U.S. News)
      "The new research on how the brain develops has led me to start looking for competent teenagers—not kids who get perfect SATs, but ones who are working on learning the skills they'll need to be responsible, compassionate adults." 08-08

  5. -09-25-08 What to Do When Mom's a Harsh Critic (U.S. News)
      "Most of us have some issues with our mothers, even if we consider them our closest friends. Despite all they do for us, moms can be jealous, self-centered, competitive, critical, controlling. In other words, human. Yet some mothers take those behaviors to an extreme, exhibiting a full-blown psychological disorder called narcissism, which often leaves their children feeling inadequate and fearing abandonment—even as adults. Of course, there are also narcissistic dads." 09-08

  6. For Many Teens, Hello Is Hugging (New York Times)
      "A measure of how rapidly the ritual [of hugging] is spreading is that some students complain of peer pressure to hug to fit in. And schools from Hillsdale, N.J., to Bend, Ore., wary in a litigious era about sexual harassment or improper touching — or citing hallway clogging and late arrivals to class — have banned hugging or imposed a three-second rule." 05-09

  7. News for Students (McNeil-Lehrer Productions - PBS NewsHour)
      Provides news designed for teens regarding politics. 11-00

  1. "Power Posing" Works (CNN News)
      "When it comes to power, the mind shapes the body, a finding supported by extensive peer-reviewed science. This, to most of us, is not so surprising."

      "But what is surprising, when it comes to power, is that the body also shapes the mind. Dana Carney (UC-Berkeley) and I, both experimental social psychologists, have conducted research showing that adopting these postures -- 'power posing' -- actually causes people to become more powerful: After sitting or standing, alone in a room, in a high-power pose for just two minutes, participants in our experiments resembled powerful people -- emotionally, cognitively, behaviorally, and even physiologically." 10-12

  2. -Study: Arguing with Mom Helps Fend Off Peer Pressure (
      "New research shows that adolescents who quickly backed down during an argument with their mother had a harder time resisting peer pressure to use drugs and alcohol than teens who were able to calmly, persuasively, and persistently argue their point with Mom."

      " 'The key quality that appears to link household arguing and resisting peer pressure is a child’s 'ability to persuade and be assertive through calm reasoning,' rather than resorting to whining or yelling, Chango says. 'We found over and over again that the right kinds of arguments are linked to better outcomes for teens.' " 12-11

  3. AIDS Hits Teens Hardest (McNeil-Lehrer Productions - Kovac)
      Provides statistics on AIDS worldwide and discusses why AIDS has become such a large problem with teens in the USA. 12-00

  4. Alcohol and Other Drugs (NFIA)
      Provides information for parents and teens.

  5. Book Reviews (Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh)
      Provides book reviews for teens. 10-04

  6. Eating Disorders (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
      Provides basic suggestions.

  7. Homelessness Guide (
      "No longer able to pay her rent, Karp says she attempted a short-term stay with her mother and stepfather, 'which really was a last resort, as there's a very toxic history there.' "

      "She writes of her family situation in her new book, 'The Girl's Guide to Homelessness,' (Harlequin) released today, and of how she soon found herself without a home." 04-11

  8. Homework Help for Teens (IPL) 12-04
  9. Jobs, Careers, and College - Just for Teens (Hansen)
      Provides assistance with job hunting, cover letters, job related resources, local area resources, and more.

  10. Kids May Grow Up Fast When a Parent Goes to War (CNN News)
      "When all military branches are taken into consideration, the American Psychological Association estimates about 700,000 children under the age of 18 have a parent deployed overseas for military duty."

      "If military teens adjust well to deployment, they can be more adaptive and resilient than their peers, said Angela Huebner, associate professor of human development at Virginia Tech." 08-09

  11. Laws Affecting Students (Massachusetts Bar Association)
      Provides descriptions and discussions of laws that affect students. 10-01

  12. Manic-Depressive Illness in Teens (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
      Provides information for parents.

  13. Marijuana - En Espanol - Just for Teens (NIDA)
      Provides facts about the effects of marijuana.

  14. Marijuana - Fact Sheet (NIDA)
      Provides information on the biological effects of marijuana, as well as information on use by teens.

  15. Marijuana - Just for Teens (NIDA)
      Provides facts about the effects of marijuana.

  16. Marijuana Facts for Teens (National Institute on Drug Abuse)
      Provides facts related to the use of marijuana. Visitors sometimes misspell as meriwana, merijuana, or mariwana. 04-09

  17. News for Young Minds and Kids (
      Provides news. 08-09

  18. Organizations Looking for Youth (WePrevent)
      Provides an annotated list of eight organizations that want young volunteers.

  19. Plus-Size Supermodel Speaks Out (
      "Six years ago, Crystal Renn was an unknown size-0 model who moved to New York City from Clinton, Miss., to make it big. She struggled with her weight for years, however, and finally made the bold decision to switch to plus-size modeling. Now a healthy 165 lb., she is the highest-paid plus-size model in the world, having graced the covers of American Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and appeared in Dolce & Gabbana ads. The 23-year-old talks with TIME about her new book, Hungry, her size-0 modeling days and walking the runway for Jean Paul Gaultier." 10-09

  20. Register to Vote - Voting Deadlines (
      Provides dates related to elections within each state, including dates for voting in primaries. Qualifications to vote include: You must be 18 years old or older by the day of the election, you must be registered to vote, and you must be a U.S. citizen. In many states, you must register with a political party to vote in that party's primary election. To vote in a primary election, your registration must be recognized well before the primary election in that state. 12-03

  21. Research - Steps for Writing a Term Paper (
      Provides a step by step approach for developing a research paper. 12-04

  22. Safety Suggestions for Teens (
      Discusses safety related to tanning, dates, drugs, abuse, bicycles, tobacco, and more. 3-01

  23. Stepanek, Mattie - Poems and Thoughts (
      "Young Poet and Peacemaker Hero Mattie Stepanek passed away on the morning of June 22, 2004 [at the age of 13 years old]. Mattie’s poems of peace and hope have touched millions of lives, his heartsongs will continue to reach people of all ages around the world for decades to come."

      A sample of Mattie's work is "Facing the Future":
      Every journey begins With but a small step.
      And every day is a chance
      For a new, small step
      In the right direction.
      Just follow your Heartsong. 6-04

  24. Story About a Boy in Trouble (State Kid - Pollock)
      Provides a novel, in weekly installments, about a boy who overcomes many hardships, including juvenile prison. "It is hoped, also, that the story will provide some illumination on the foster experience for our children -- the children of five brothers and sisters whose entire childhoods were spent in foster care." "This story and all the characters in it are fictional, but the underlying emotions and circumstances have been -- and are -- all too real for many thousands of foster children." 3-02

  25. Suicide Prevention (CDC)
      Suggests ways to help prevent suicide.

  26. Suicide Prevention (FamilyEducation Network)
      Provides suggestions to help prevent a suicide. 6-00

  27. Suicide Prevention Quiz (FamilyEducation Network)
      Provides a quiz to help you identify if suicide is a likely problem and helps dispell some myths about suicide. 6-00

  28. Teen - Getting a Job (Family Education Network)
      Provides steps to getting a job. 5-00

  29. Teen Resume Sample (Family Education Network)
      Provides a sample resume for a teen looking for a job. 5-00

  30. Teen Suicide Prevention - Crisis Centers by State ( - Schimelpfening)
      Provides a listing of crisis centers by state. 8-01

  31. Teenagers with Eating Disorders (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
      Provides basic suggestions.

  32. Teens (
      Provides suggestions for parents who have teens. Also provides good suggestions for teens. 7-02

  33. Teens - Alcohol and Other Drugs (American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry)
      Provides information for parents.

  34. Teens and Learning Disabilities (Teens vs Dyslexia)
  35. Vegetarians - Becoming a Teen Vegetarian ( - Shaw)
      Provides guidelines for teens becoming vegetarians. 7-02

  36. Worker Rights - For Teens (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
      Provides examples of dangerous situations for teens. Also summarizes laws that protect the rights of teens who work. 7-01

  1. Grip Vision (GRIP)
      Provides a magazine by and for teens, a teen forum on current events, and scholarship information. 2-00

  2. Teen Magazine (React)
      Provides a magazine written for teens. 2-00

  3. TeenInk - By and For Teens (21st Century)
      Provides articles and reviews of interest to teens. 3-01

  1. Christian - For Kids and Teens (Christian Links for Kids and Teens - Belleville)
      Provides devotional activities, services, games, and other resources to help kids and teens practice their Christian faith. 7-00

  2. Christian - For Teens and Their Parents ( - Hill)
      Provides activities, services, and other resources to help teens and their parents practice their Christian faith. 10-09

  3. Connect a Million Minds (
      "Search The Connectory for activities and resources in your community that inspire young people to develop the important science, technology, engineering and math skills they need to become the problem solvers of tomorrow." 12-12

  4. Homeless Teens (StandUp for Kids)
      Provides opportunities for volunteering to help homeless teens. Listings are by state. 10-99

  5. Media Messages for Youth (Straight Scoop News Bureau)
      Provides opportunities for young journalists to write news stories that have a drug abuse prevention message.

  6. New Voters Project (
      Provides activities to help "reengage young people in the political process. Over 28 million eligible voters between the ages of 18 and 24 years old could be a powerful voting bloc in the upcoming elections." 04-08

  7. Teen Tackles "Gross" Problem (CNN News)
      Kelsey Hirsch " 'decided to do Bands for RAINN,' she says fiddling with one such blue and white band for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network on her own wrist."

      "Each band sells for $3. The proceeds help fund the RAINN online hotline, a resource for those impacted by sexual violence." 12-12

  8. Teens Helping in Crises (Awesome LIbrary)
      Provides projects for teens to contribute during crises, such as the September 11th disaster. Also called 911, 9-11, or 9/11. 11-01

Purchase Resources
  1. Books Written for Teens (
      Provides bestsellers, award winners, and classics written for teens. 1-02


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