A teenager is going viral after sharing a video of her self-described "weird, undiagnosed" condition. TikTok user Madi Fischer shared the clip on May 12, where it's since received more than 550,000 views. In her video, the teen
The model and swimsuit designer has a smart message for teen girls.
A viral challenge which sees teenagers dared to eat food with packaging or rind still on has been called out by doctors as “dangerous”. The Snapchat trend – known as ‘Shell On’ – has so far encouraged children to consume unpeeled lemons, bite into carrots through the plastic bag or munch on cereal through the cardboard outer-layer. Medical experts have warned that while consuming packaging shouldn’t kill you, digesting anything that isn’t food could have a detrimental long-term effect on your body.
A 16-year-old boy died on a Royal Caribbean cruise when he tried to climb onto his cabin's balcony from a neighboring balcony and fell to his death.
A high school principal in Sweden just banned homework and tests, in order to improve her student body's mental health. Research suggests she may be on to something.
Unlike taking away a gadget or privileges, cutting hair as punishment affects a child’s autonomy over his or her physical body.
The death of a girl who died by what her parents are calling “bullycide” is raising questions about whether suicide can be attributed to bullying.
After an initial wave of beauty boys influencers on social media broke through, is there a new wave of even younger boys who are making names for themselves?
Dee Lewis posted several Facebook photos of her daughter Malexa Maeweather wearing a sheer white prom gown, made by local designer Kia Wagner.
Lauren Blank’s grandfather wrote about all the days they spent together from when she was 2 to 5. If you had the pleasure of growing up with a loving grandfather, this story will have you reaching for the tissues. Texas teen Lauren Blank was gifted with a series of journals from her grandpa, who wrote down a daily account of their times together from the time she was 2 until she was 5, on her 16th birthday last week.
Is feminism relevant to young people in 2017? Throughout history women have toiled for gender equality. Today we enjoy the spoils of great women who came before us. In schools, girls are outperforming boys and are more likely to get five decent GCSE’s. A third of young women go on to study at university, compared with just a quarter of men. Young people would be excused for believing the fight for equality is over. Our teens, all digital natives, have lived their entire lives surrounded by information. The internet is enhancing the movement for gender equality. ...
The principal at Ebbsfleet Academy in Kent, England, took drastic measures recently to ensure that the high school’s uniform dress code is taken seriously, says The Independent. Alison Colwell refused entrance to 20 teenage girls on their first day back to school because the students’ skirts were almost two inches above their knees, leaving the teens out on the street. Defending her decision, Colwell said, “We have a clear uniform policy that we enforce.
“Even the basics of knowing your skin type will make a big difference. “Just because you are the same age as someone else it doesn’t mean your skin is going to be the same,” explains Skin expert Abigail James. Wading your way through the skin product minefield can be completely overwhelming, which is why you need to tap up the skincare bods in the know.
“Cancer doesn’t stop me from being a princess,” writes Andrea Sierra Salazar in a Twitter post that has been shared more than 200,000 times.
Ali Chaney, 13, was reprimanded by school officials for proudly wearing a pro-gay T-shirt, but Chaney’s mom vocally supported her daughter’s right to express herself. Now comes this twisted update: an anti-gay Facebook message sent to Chaney’s mom, warning that the teen could be the next victim of an Orlando-style massacre.
A family in Tampa expected to be celebrating the completion of 15-year-old Tovanna Holton’s freshman year, but instead they’re preparing her funeral.
Champion then goes on to discuss how sexualization of children in this way is directly linked to child sexual exploitation and child abuse and perpetuates negative body image issues for young girls. Sexualisation of children adds to CSE.
The #DontJudgeChallenge misses the mark: By drawing unibrows, acne spots, gap teeth, and moles on their faces as part of the “ugly” half of the transformation, participants are perpetuating binary standards of beauty, which is degrading and, yes, judgmental, to people who do have these features.