Category: Teen Spot

We heard about a great not-for-profit group for young people called dosomething.org, so thought we’d check it out. And guess what? It’s amazing! Here’s a few things they say about themselves: DoSomething.org is the country’s largest not-for-profit for young people and social change. We have 2.5 million members (and counting!) who kick butt on causes they...

Smoking is becoming less popular, but many teens still choose to use tobacco in some form. Before you decide to try a cigarette or chewing tobacco, remember that tobacco is not only harmful to your lungs. The effects of tobacco use can wreak havoc on your entire body, including your oral health. No one wants...

We stumbled onto another good website today: about-face.org. About-Face equips women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image. On their website they explain WHY they do what they do: Why We Do It All the major studies point to the problem: Western culture’s emphasis on stereotypes...

While oral piercings are a popular fad among teenagers, there are many risks to consider before deciding to pierce your tongue: Procedure Related Risks Infection: Infection is possible with any opening in skin or oral tissues. Considering that the mouth is teeming with bacteria, oral piercing carries a high potential for infection at the piercing site. Handling...

To celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of the Girl (October 11), check out some of Spoonful’s best crafts, activities, and ideas for raising strong, confident young women. The holiday and the movement are dedicated to recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. Source: Spoonful.com