Facebook probably knows more about you than your own family, and the company often uses these type of insights to help sell you products. The best—or worst!—new example of this comes from the newspaper The Australian, which says it got its hands on some leaked internal Facebook documents.
Touchscreen devices like smartphones and tablets are now fixtures of many households, so it comes as little surprise to learn that young children who don’t work or go to school are among their most active users. In the first study of its kind, researchers have learned that infants and toddlers who spend more time on…
Behind the seemingly cute symbols, something sinister lurks. Earlier this week, Q13 FOX Seattle reported on the secret emoji codes teen use to evade the watchful eyes of their parents.
Unlike the incoming administration, the Obama White House has been fairly consistent in its friendliness toward technology and Silicon Valley. Its latest attempt is no different, except this time, it’s going after the future leaders of America. That’s right, teens: The White House wants you.
In one of his first acts of charity as President-elect, Donald Trump manually retweeted a teenager in California on Monday to shame CNN’s Jeff Zeleny for questioning his baseless allegations of extensive voter fraud.
What does it mean to be young? It’s a question advertising executives have pondered since the beginning of time. Thanks to a group of teenagers in British Columbia, however, we finally have an answer.
When teens get in trouble for posting things online, there’s often something nefarious afoot, like drunken antics, offensive behavior, or criminal activity. But for one high school student, publicly calling out her school’s nasty water situation was apparently enough to do the trick.
Teenage rebellion has consistently been one of the greatest threats to civilized society since we started living past the age of 40. Teens have a penchant for getting into trouble, whether it be eating Doritos in lieu of a balanced meal, sexting, smoking that sweet ganja, driving bad, perpetrating DDoS attacks,…
Two Israeli eighteen-year-olds have been arrested in connection with an FBI investigation into vDOS, a cyberattack service that has been credited with perpetrating “a majority” of the DDoS attacks over the last few years.
MOM! DAD! Why don’t you understand me? Why don’t you get my internet tendencies? Why don’t you instinctively know that all I want to do with my time is snap flower-crown selfies and stan Zayn on Tumblr? Why can’t you just let me be me?
Fourteen-year-old new girl in school Greta is already neck-deep in the petty horrors of adolescence when her totally embarrassing family decides to throw her a big birthday party... a fiasco so epic it sends the girl into a trippy, fantastical dream world that’s even crazier than her reality.
Cool teens of America, hit your vapes now because I have some really, really bad news for you: Some narc who goes by the name of “Mitch Zeller” and works at the “FDA” just officially made it illegal for people under 18 to buy e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah tobacco. Some teens, predictably, are taking this hard:
Have you ever clicked a Gizmodo post and wondered whether it was written by a 17-year-old? Are you the commenter who recently wrote “fuck this site is gizmodo run by children? fuck this shit and fuk all of yu” ?
One of the craziest things that we as a society do is give teens licenses to operate death machines, which in some communities, are known as “cars.” (Full disclosure: I am extremely afraid of driving and do not have my license.) While people get into crashes at any age, teens account for 30 percent of motor vehicles…
Sending nudes isn’t a new phenomenon—the advent of camera phones took care of that—but for teens these days, a bevy of social media platforms make sexual exploration on the internet that much more thrilling, and that much more dangerous.
A discouraging new study concludes that most antidepressants are ineffective for children and adolescents, and may even be harmful in some cases. But the researchers caution that the low quantity and quality of clinical trials are obscuring the true effects of these drugs.
There’s a common refrain among people of a certain age: “Wow, I’m really glad I wasn’t a teenager in the age of smartphones and Snapchat.” They’re not wrong. After polling over 10,000 18-year-olds from 25 different countries, a new UNICEF study confirms that being a teen online these days is fraught with risk, danger,…
Might want to put down a tarp now, because your shit is going to fly everywhere after you watch this: