Please take a moment to review our rules and if you have any questions, ask a moderator, check the forum or email us.Teen Chat allows you to speak freely with other teenagers going through many of the same things you are.When I started out in journalism I worked for a teen mag, and I think it’s fair to say that I lived and breathed the brand. I made it my mission to go out and understand not just the trends they loved, but the trials they faced.I could have won Mastermind with Twilight as my specialist subject. But more than anything, I felt, broadly, that being an adolescent hadn’t changed too much since I left my teens.We hope everyone can find a place they fit in and feel comfortable.Sometimes a chatroom isn’t the most appropriate place to have certain conversations or perhaps you are looking for a more thoughtful answer than people will usually provide in an online chat room.Take away their smartphones or video games, and most teens act like their life is over.But for some, the Internet really is as addictive as a drug, experts say.
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Once the virtual world takes over, the consequences can be all too real, as NBC special anchor Maria Shriver found out in the latest installment of TODAY’s series on the secret lives of teens.
Kids hooked on the Internet can suffer from chronic sleep deprivation, poor nutrition and academic failure.
Although I paid attention to what was happening, I could never have predicted the boom of bedroom superstars adored by teens everywhere, who created fortunes and celebrity legacies while telling a webcam what make up they were wearing, and what they planned to have for their tea. Her recently published debut novel had to be launched from a secret location, because the number of fans forecast to show up constituted a security threat.
If you have a teenage girl, or a girl in your early twenties in your house, I’d bet you a pound that Zoella’s book, or something from Zoella’s Superdrug make up range, will be wrapped up and placed under the Christmas tree.