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Kids Steal Wheelchair, Get Arrested After Pics of Joyride Hit Facebook

Two 14-year-old New York boys have been arrested and charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree grand larceny after stealing an electric wheelchair and posting photos on Facebook. According to police, the kids took the wheelchair from a house that’s undergoing …

Teen Misses Trip That Killed Five Friends in Fiery Car Crash

A California teen who missed a Memorial Day trip with his friends is now coming to grips with how close his life came to ending. According to an Associated Press report, 17-year-old Tamer Mosallam’s friends were the teens that died …

14-Year-Old Girl Nails Van Halen Guitar Solo
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You know the Van Halen song “Eruption” – that two-minute blister of a track where Eddie Van Halen just shreds. Yeah, you know it. Well, this 14-year-old girl named Tina knows it. She knows it well. And she’s so much …

Teens Arrested after Posting Rape Video on Facebook
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Three Chicago-area teens are facing charges of aggravated sexual assault after they allegedly raped a girl and posted the video on Facebook. Justin Applewhite, 16, Kenneth Brown, 15, and Scandale Fritz, 16, are named in the attack. According to prosecutors, …

Texting While Driving Is Prevalent, Makes You More Likely to Do Other Stupid Things, and Kills More Kids than Drunk Driving Texting While Driving Is Prevalent, Makes You More Likely to Do Other Stupid Things, and Kills More Kids than Drunk Driving
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If you didn’t already think it was a major problem, two new studies on teens, texting, and driving should prove rather informative. To paint with a borad brush, teens are texting while driving at an alarming rate, it’s indicative of …

Teens Have Lost Interest in Facebook Over the Past 6 Months Teens Have Lost Interest in Facebook Over the Past 6 Months
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Is Facebook losing its stranglehold over young social media users? According to some data from an bi-annual survey, the answer is yes. And it’s not that social media in general is losing its cool factor, it’s that other networks like …

iPhones Are Not Losing Popularity Among Teens iPhones Are Not Losing Popularity Among Teens
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If this is the look of waining popularity, I’m sure Apple is quite content to let it continue. Piper Jaffray’s 25th bi-annual teens and devices survey just came out. And in continuing what has been a trend over the last …

Teens Are Increasingly Turning To Smartphones For Their Internet Fix Teens Are Increasingly Turning To Smartphones For Their Internet Fix

Kids these days take the Internet for granted. When I was their age, I had to wait my turn to use the family desktop in the kitchen. Even then, it was on a painfully slow 56k dial-up connection. The accelerated …

Miami Curfew Begins For Teens During Weekdays

Miami police this week began enforcing a curfew that affects teens living in the Miami-Dade area. An ordinance forbids children under the age of 17 to be out on the streets alone from 11 pm to 6 am, Sunday through …

Tumblr Tops Facebook in Usage Survey of Teens Tumblr Tops Facebook in Usage Survey of Teens
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With over 1 billion MAUs, you may think that Facebook would be the most popular social site among those aged 13-25. But you would be wrong, at least according to a new survey. Y Combinator partner and Posterous co-founder Garry …

iPhones Are Still Cool with Teens, Man iPhones Are Still Cool with Teens, Man

Despite attempts from other smartphone manufacturers to paint the iPhone as a boring product that’s more suited for your boring parents than cool, hip you – teens continue to want the Apple phone. How much, you ask? According to Piper …

Parents Nab Daughter’s Pedophile Boyfriend with Facebook Sting Parents Nab Daughter’s Pedophile Boyfriend with Facebook Sting
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A convicted sex offender is facing charges of immoral communications with a minor after he was caught sending photos of his penis to a 15-year-old girl on Facebook. The 15-year-old girl wasn’t actually a real person, and that’s the start …

Google+ Mobile Apps Get New Hangouts Features Google+ Mobile Apps Get New Hangouts Features
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Google has released an update for the Google+ app for Android, which has five new features. First, teens can now create and join hangouts from their mobile devices. Secondly, you can now join Hangouts On Air from your mobile device. …

Facebook’s Still Debating Whether or Not to Let in Your 12-Year-Old; Are You Still Concerned? Facebook’s Still Debating Whether or Not to Let in Your 12-Year-Old; Are You Still Concerned?
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I’m 27 years old. Actually, I’m not 27 years old. I’m 26 years old. I just lied on the internet! And trust me, it really is so easy that a preteen can do it. And they do – all the …

Sexting Leads To Risky Sexual Behavior In Teen Girls, According To Study Sexting Leads To Risky Sexual Behavior In Teen Girls, According To Study
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A three-year study into the sexting habits of teens has found that the practice is as prevalent as ever, and that has some interesting implications on the teens’ actual sexual activity – especially for girls. The study “Teen Sexting and …

If Facebook Lets in Preteens, They Better Not See Any Ads and Parents Better Have Control, Say Consumer Groups If Facebook Lets in Preteens, They Better Not See Any Ads and Parents Better Have Control, Say Consumer Groups
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Facebook’s longstanding rules on preteens accessing the service may be changing, as we learned earlier this month that the company was mulling the possibility of letting kids under the age of 13 join the network. Of course, opening up Facebook …

Teens Love Technology, Don’t Want Tech Jobs Teens Love Technology, Don’t Want Tech Jobs
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I got my start in technology through video games. From there, I began to become increasingly involved with more forms of technology from computers to televisions and now my recent fascination with Android. Despite all of that love for technology, …

Almost Half Of Teens Are Still Texting And Driving Almost Half Of Teens Are Still Texting And Driving
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While only a handful of states in the U.S. have an outright ban on texting while driving, it’s widely accepted that the practice is dangerous and can lead to distracted driving. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone these days …

Teens Still Love iPhones, Says Survey Teens Still Love iPhones, Says Survey

In the next six months, a lot of things will change. The weather will shift, and fashions will follow accordingly. We’ll all be treated to (and hopefully have our film-lives changed by) highly-anticipated blockbusters like The Dark Knight Rises and …

Hasidic Students Use Facebook, Get Slapped With $100 Fine Hasidic Students Use Facebook, Get Slapped With $100 Fine

Facebook can certainly become a breeding ground for impropriety quicker than you can even spell “impropri–” but those lowbrow kicks usually don’t cost you anything. If you happen to attend an all-girl Hasidic school in a particular Brooklyn neighborhood, though, …

Teen Texting Is On The Rise [STUDY] Teen Texting Is On The Rise [STUDY]

Texting by teens is on the rise, and has far outpaced voice calling, according to a recent study. Text messages have become the dominant form of communication between teens and nearly everyone – both friends and parents. According to Pew …