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Teen Sues Parents for School Fees in Legal Family Feud

Teen Sues Parents for School Fees in Legal Family Feud

By Jasmine Allen March 4, 2014

A New Jersey high school honors student is suing her parents for abandoning her while she was still attending school. Rachel Canning, 18, is demanding that her parents pay her remaining private high school costs. She claims that her parents, …

Two Teenage Girls Take Selfies Before Robbery Two Teenage Girls Take Selfies Before Robbery

When you’re a teenager influenced by a hubris culture, taking a picture of yourself (a “selfie” as they say) and your friend wearing ski masks and clenching knives is the only way to show how cool you are, even if …

Teen Shoots 6-Year-Old Sister, Is Expected To Live Teen Shoots 6-Year-Old Sister, Is Expected To Live

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A little over a week after a young boy shot and killed his younger sister, another similar tragedy has occurred after a teen shot his 6-year-old sister in the chest. The difference is that this young girl survived. The Sun-Sentinel …

3 Teens Killed In Indiana Crash; 3 Others Injured 3 Teens Killed In Indiana Crash; 3 Others Injured

Traffic accidents are the number one killer of teens in the U.S. One small town in Indiana has experienced this unfortunate statistic one too many times. The AP is reporting that three teenagers from the small town of Versailles, Indiana …

Pot And Psychosis Go Hand-In-Hand In Teenagers Pot And Psychosis Go Hand-In-Hand In Teenagers

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It’s believed that psychosis is oftentimes a side effect of marijuana use. It’s considered especially prevalent in teenagers who use the drug. A recent study, however, has found that some teenagers use the drug to treat preexisting mental health conditions …

Social Media Totally Ruining Teenagers Today Social Media Totally Ruining Teenagers Today
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If you’re fortunate enough to have already gotten your awkward and formative teenage years out of the way, count your lucky stars because teenagers are all but being sucked down into the third level of internet hell these days. A …

Are Kids Smarter, Safer, or More Educated These Days Are Kids Smarter, Safer, or More Educated These Days

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The following infographic covers the differences in music, movies, video games, and sports stars that have influenced the generations. According to this source, kids today are less likely to use marijuana and cigarettes and more likely to practice safe sex, …

Teens Today and in 1982 [Infographic] Teens Today and in 1982 [Infographic]

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I let nostalgia take over yesterday, when I posted some Encyclopedia Britannica commercials from the ’80s and ’90s. Those poor kids were always having to walk to the library, just to get information for school reports. One of my favorite …

Facebook Still Used As Hunting Ground For Predators Facebook Still Used As Hunting Ground For Predators

Communication has never been easier and more available to everyone. Social media is becoming a part of most of our daily lives. The more we use platforms like Twitter and Facebook, the more familiar and friendly it becomes for us …

AOL Gives Parents Tool for Eavesdropping on Kids’ Social Networking
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AOL has released the results from a new survey, conducted by Nielsen, about parenting and social networking. The survey found that over half of children don’t knows all of their "friends" personally.

The survey also found that 76% of parents with kids on Facebook have "friended" their teenagers, while 29% of these teens would un-friend their parents if they were given the option. Heartwarming isn’t it? These kids are twice as likely to un-friend their mothers as opposed to their fathers.

PayPal Intros New Student Accounts

eBay-owned PayPal has launched a new way for teenagers to shop online with PayPal and in stores with the "Student Card," part of the "Student Account." The account comes with a number of capabilities for parental monitoring.

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Marketing to Teens

Yesterday we covered some recent studies to help those of you marketing to teenagers online. Today we have one more:

Cool Today, a Joke Tomorrow?

I had the opportunity to sit down and share pizza with a bunch of teenagers this weekend. Naturally, I quizzed them about their media consumption habits.

Teenagers Plotting Parental Control Workarounds
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Layne Heiny has an excellent article at Windows Vista Buzz detailing how tech-savvy children (who almost always know more about computers than their parents) are already thinking up pretty good ways to beat Windows Vista’s parental controls.

Teens Don’t Use Yahoo!

Jeffrey McManus posted some notes from a session about “What Teens Want” at the Web 2.0 conference. Much of it isn’t terribly surprising …

What My Teenagers Taught Me About Marketing

My kids taught me a lot about marketing communication when they were teenagers. My son had me playing 20 questions. When I asked what he’d done at school or out with his friends the night before, I’d get one of two classic teenage responses; “Stuff” or “Nothing”. I’d have to pepper him with questions to learn any more.

The Joy of Targeting Teenagers

Teenagers are the generation that marketing execs would and do spend millions a year to try to understand. Every product directed towards the teen crowd goes through hundreds of changes and focus groups to determine whether or not that particular ad will work. This generation has so many variations to it that to say that you are going to target “all teens” is virtually impossible. We must focus on a common factor that most teens share and can be drawn upon to create attachment to our product.