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.
“Swedish Pokemon teens terrorized by laser-wielding sex pigs,” reads one headline. “Sex pigs halt traffic after laser attack on Pokémon teens,” screams another. I, however, see something else entirely. I see two Swedes having a romantic night out wearing pig masks and physicalizing their love for each other on public…
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,…
During a three-day long celebration of the most blessed group of people on Earth—teens, obviously—Pope Francis dispensed some advice that was very much not lit.
Snapchat announced a huge new set of updates today that will probably delight a lot of teens (and confuse everyone else). The overhaul includes what the company is calling Chat 2.0—a glorified messaging service that makes it easy to send photos, videos, GIFs, stickers, and more. It also includes a new feature called…
Against my better judgment, I surrendered my credit card information to YouTube today so that I could watch the first episode of the first YouTube Red original series: Scare Pewdiepie. It stars Pewdiepie, a Swedish man who’s become very rich and famous by playing video games on YouTube. Until today, I’d never watched…
Teens have settled upon a New Dank Meme, and it’s an alliterative, culturally inaccurate demon-summoning ritual. Over two million people used the hashtag #CharlieCharlieChallenge on Twitter in the past two days.
It’s official: Vaping is now more popular than smoking traditional cigarettes. At least when it comes to teens. About 13 percent of American high schoolers now use electronic cigarettes. Compare that with just 9 percent of high school kids who smoke traditional cigarettes.
With the e-cigarettes industry’s recent boom, it’s no surprise that vaping is also exploding in popularity among teens. Newly released CDC data show that teen use of e-cigarettes tripled to 13.4 percent from 2013 to 2014, overtaking traditional cigarettes. Is this a good thing? A bad thing? Let us DISCUSS.