Nightmare material: NY Mag’s in-depth exploration of the crime in which two 12-year-old girls stabbed a playmate to appease “Slender Man” is essential true-crime reading; though their victim survived, the case evokes the fantasy-driven killing that inspired Heavenly Creatures, but with a distressingly modern twist.
A new Pew research study on teenagers’ social media habits has a few surprising results. Teens are still on The Facebook en masse, with Instagram and Snapchat close behind. But 33% reported using Google+. Tied with Twitter! Come again?
Oh man, this video is absolutely horrifying. Put together by AAA, it shows how distracted teenagers are when they drive. You see drivers take their eyes off the road to text, people ignoring cars while they're on the phone and a lot of them just not paying attention at all. You get to see the side-by-side of what…
Teen Twitter (the most powerful force in the universe) has been hit by a bomb, and that bomb's name is Alex From Target. Who is this ordinary Target checkout guy, and why is Teen Twitter obsessed with him? Read on for more.
"Kids these days", every person who ever grew up said about the people younger than them who hadn't grown up yet. Kids just don't know how we had it. They don't know what it's like. They don't know that the Internet was a confusing place that was mind numbingly slow and that it wasn't everywhere. Seriously, teenagers…
Facebook announced a pair of changes to the privacy settings for teen users on Wednesday. On the plus side, teens' post will now be shared with a smaller group of people by default. On the potentially problematic side, they'll also be able to share things with the public for the first time.
"The more you read, the more words you learn. And, uhhmmmm... Uh... Books..."
Supposedly inspired by that party movie Project X and probably more influenced by their own impressionable roller coaster hormones, teenagers are doing teenage things, only bigger, badder and from the sounds of it, a helluva lot more fun... and illegal. Hundreds of teenagers are flocking to parties at vacant mansions…
Eugene Foster, a 31-year-old man, found a nude picture of his girlfriend's daughter on her phone and decided to teach her a lesson by sending that naked picture of her to everyone on her contact list. Uhh... yeah, that's pretty much historically horrible parenting.
Just kidding. It's not really, well, not for you. But amongst teenagers, sharing passwords is apparently the best way to demonstrate your love, trust and, uh, stupidity.
Apparently caffeinated beverages are not teaching the world to sing in perfect harmony.
The NY Times has a story about how a conference was held to teach 200 teenagers from Boston how to have "healthy breakups". Unsurprisingly, a lot of the discussion revolved around proper Facebook breakup etiquette.
Taylor Wilson built a functioning device that can detect nuclear weapons smuggled in cargo containers. He's 17. It works via a nuclear fusion reactor that he also built. When he was 14.
Teens on the internet are totally confused about this whole Osama bin Laden thing. Not only do they barely know who he is, now they're wishing he would kill their math teachers.
There's something very incongruous about Eric Jacqmain's video where he demonstrates a solar death-ray with the intensity of 5,000 suns (or so he claims)...backed by plip-plop music you'd normally find in a day-spa.
Okay, so it's maybe not the most efficient credit card fraud ever: a UK teen and friends upload their songs to iTunes, downloaded them 5,000 times with stolen credit cards, and reaped $773,000 in royalties. Kids!
A teenage girl is claiming that her father's
ex-girlfriend (now ex), a reporter, took photos of her diary (which she kept in her bedroom) and posted them on a "Gossip Girl"-style fake Facebook page.
A 14-year-old boy's mother had enough with her son's gaming over the weekend. After turning off the console hoping he would stop gaming, she called police to ask for their help in solving her son's "addiction."