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Ga. High School Teens Suspended for Getting Piercings in Locker Room

Ga. High School Teens Suspended for Getting Piercings in Locker Room

Creatas(ATLANTA) — Four teenage girls at an Atlanta high school were suspended after they snuck away to the gym locker room to endure amateur tongue, navel, and lip piercings during school hours.
Reon Grinage, 14, told ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV tha…

Teen Daughters Lift 3,000-Pound Tractor, Save Father’s Life

Teen Daughters Lift 3,000-Pound Tractor, Save Father’s Life

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(LEBANON, Ore.) — An Oregon man who became pinned by his 3,000-pound tractor has his teenage daughters to thank after they were able to lift the machine off him and quickly summon help.Jeff Smith, 36, of Lebanon, Ore. was on hi…

Teens Hook Great White Shark Off Coast of Florida

Teens Hook Great White Shark Off Coast of Florida

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) — A group of teenagers out on a charter fishing trip off of Fort Lauderdale got a rare surprise when they found themselves grappling with a 12-foot, 1,000 pound great white shark.The four teenagers, who pl…

Teens’ Peer Struggles Can Forecast Long-Term Problems

Teens’ Peer Struggles Can Forecast Long-Term Problems

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — According to a new study, teenagers who struggle to connect with their peers often struggle to make friends and avoid problems later in life, according to a new study.Researchers at the University of Virginia published th…

Mom Allegedly Hires Strippers for Teen Son’s Birthday Party

Mom Allegedly Hires Strippers for Teen Son’s Birthday Party

South Glens Falls P.D.(SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y.) — A South Glens Falls, N.Y., mother of four is facing jail time after she is said to have hired two strippers to dance at her 16-year-old’s birthday party. The birthday party took place in early November…

Colorado Teens to Drink with Parental Supervision?

Colorado Teens to Drink with Parental Supervision?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(DENVER) — The state of Colorado will shift its focus away from recently legalized marijuana and toward underage drinking…with supervision, that is. Republican Senator Greg Brophy from Wray, Colo., hopes to propose a new l…

Body Pulled from NJ Lake Where Teens Fell Through Ice

Body Pulled from NJ Lake Where Teens Fell Through Ice

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Officials pulled a body from the partially frozen New Jersey lake Tuesday afternoon where two teenagers had fallen through the ice less than 24 hours before.Dive teams relaunched the search of Budd Lake in Mount Olive Township in …

How Teens Talk May Determine If They Want to Go to College

How Teens Talk May Determine If They Want to Go to College

Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If you want to know whether your teenage girl wants to go to college, listen carefully to how she talks.A new study from Michigan State University found that girls who were looking to further their…

‘Bumping’ Your Way to Safer Sex With a Smartphone App

‘Bumping’ Your Way to Safer Sex With a Smartphone App

(NEW YORK) — Let’s face it.  Teens have sex.  Parents may choose to ignore it, and teens may choose to deny it, but almost 50 percent of American high school students are having sex, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. A…

‘Bumping’ Your Way to Safer Sex With a Smartphone App

‘Bumping’ Your Way to Safer Sex With a Smartphone App

(NEW YORK) — Let’s face it.  Teens have sex.  Parents may choose to ignore it, and teens may choose to deny it, but almost 50 percent of American high school students are having sex, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. A…

Marijuana Use Up Among Teens, Survey Finds

Marijuana Use Up Among Teens, Survey Finds

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Marijuana use is on the rise among the nation’s high school students, according to a survey conducted by the National Institutes of Health.  The annual “Monitoring the Future” survey shows more than a third of…

Task Force Recommends Anti-Smoking Counseling for Kids

Task Force Recommends Anti-Smoking Counseling for Kids

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Are programs that aim to keep kids from smoking doing the trick? One group says — sort of. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force has given current programs like doctor counseling a “B” in how well they prevent…

Girls Who Smoke at Increased Risk of Osteoporosis?

Girls Who Smoke at Increased Risk of Osteoporosis?

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(CINCINNATI) — If you’re a female, and a teenager, and you smoke — you could be setting yourself up for problems that already affect women disproportionately, according to a new study. Osteoporosis is a disease that causes …

Doctors to Advise Teens on Emergency Contraception

Doctors to Advise Teens on Emergency Contraception

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW YORK) – Does your teen know about Plan B? If not, he or she may soon get acquainted with it. All pediatricians are now encouraged to advise adolescents about the use of emergency contraception, according to Monday&rsqu…

Porn Before Puberty? Film Explores Childhood, Parenting in Sex-Saturated Culture

Porn Before Puberty? Film Explores Childhood, Parenting in Sex-Saturated Culture

Sexy Baby(NEW YORK) — “Is this slutty?” Danielle, having just put on a skirt, asked her friend Winnifred. Lady Gaga’s “Monster” played in the background. “Just dance but he took me home instead/Oh oh there was a monster in my bed,” the girls sang alon…

Xbox Runaways from Iowa Found in Eureka, Ill.

Xbox Runaways from Iowa Found in Eureka, Ill.

Crystal Sunderman | Sheriff Randall Forsyth(EUREKA, Ill.) — Four Iowa teens who ran away from home after meeting on Xbox were arrested Tuesday and charged with trespassing at an abandoned home in Eureka, Ill., nearly 360 miles away from home.The two b…

Four Teens Go Missing in Xbox Romance

Four Teens Go Missing in Xbox Romance

Crystal Sunderman | Sheriff Randall Forsyth(BENTON COUNTY, Iowa) — A romance that started on Xbox has ended in four Iowa teens running away from their homes, their parents and police say.Two teenage girls from Shellsburg and two teenage boys from Atla…

eBay Begins Removing Alcohol Listings After “20/20” Report on Teen Buyer

eBay Begins Removing Alcohol Listings After “20/20” Report on Teen Buyer

iStockphotos/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The online marketplace eBay has said it will begin removing listings for beer and liquor from its site after a teen working with 20/20 successfully ordered vodka from two eBay vendors. The vendors advertised their p…

Teens Should Be Offered IUDs, Top Doctors’ Group Says

Teens Should Be Offered IUDs, Top Doctors’ Group Says

Spike Mafford/Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A leading group of physicians who advise on women’s health has issued new guidelines recommending for the first time that doctors offer intrauterine devices (IUDs) and implantable contraception — methods…

Sexting Linked to Increased Sexual Activity in Teens

Sexting Linked to Increased Sexual Activity in Teens

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Teens who “sext” are more likely to have sex, a new study finds. The study probed the texting tendencies and sexual activity of more than 1,800 Los Angeles high-schoolers. Of the teens who used cellphones, fifteen percent…

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