Teen Topics
Teen Hoopla: An Internet Guide for Teens - http://www.ala.org/teenhoopla/
Collections of links for teens selected by librarians who serve them. "Whether you're looking for comics or calculus, this is the place to start." This site is sponsored by the Young Adult Library Services Association of the American Library Association.
Google Directory to Kids and Teens Sites - http://www.google.com/Top/Kids_and_Teens/Teen_Life/
Collections of links for kids and teens selected by the Open Directory Project. Subdivisions include Advice; Babysitting; Chats and forums; Creative expression; Directories, Drivers education; Fashion; Girls only; Health; Issues; Magazines and e-zines; Memorial pages; Online communities; Personal home pages; Proms; Runaways; Sexuality; Suicide; Truancy; and Volunteers and service.
Social Issues - http://www.multnomah.lib.or.us/lib/homework/sochc.html
"This web page has been created to meet the needs of Multnomah County [Oregon] middle and high school students researching current social issues from multiple perspectives." Links are provided to many different topics and subdivided in to "Megasites," "Support," "Oppose," and "Legislation."
TeenSpace @ the Internet Public Library - http://www.ipl.org/teen/
This section of the IPL is designed especially for teens. Here you will find a links to sections on Arts and Entertainment, Books and Writing, College and Career, Clubs and Organizations, Computers and Internet, Dating and Stuff, Homework Help, Health, Issues and Conflicts, Money Matters, Sports, and Style. A very good resource.
Issues and Conflicts Page from IPL - http://www.ipl.org/cgi-bin/teen/teen.db.out.pl?id=ic0000
As well as links to general sites about teen problems, this page has special links to the issues of abuse, advice and counseling, baby-sitting safety, cars & driving, cultural diversity, disabilities, family, gangs, homelessness, law, teen pregnancy, sexual assault, sexuality & sexual orientation, and suicide. See more links above to the Teen Page at IPL.
Puberty101 - http://www.puberty101.com/
Puberty 101 was founded by J. Geoff Malta, an adolescent therapist. For several years Mr. Malta provided a place on the web for adolescents and teens to ask questions and get honest open answers about puberty. Puberty 101 soon      became an important educational resource on the web. Currently it is run by teenagers themselves. From this site you can find answers to your questions on GovTeen.com's puberty forums; speak out about your rights at B418.com; and take part in online discussions at TeenCentre.net. Links are provided to short articles on the following topics: Puberty: Am I gay, Height, Is it normal, Love, Can I get pregnant if..., Pubic hair, Sexual feelings, Underarm hair, Circumcision, Erections, Masturbation, Penis size, Wet dreams, Stages of puberty, Drawings (male & female genitalia, breasts, pubic hair, orchidometer, foreskin), Breast size, Female arousal, Menstruation, Gynecologist; Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Chlamydia, Gonorrhea, Clap, Syphilis, Genital warts, Genital herpes, Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS, Nonspecific urethritis, Nongonoccal urethritis, Pubic lice; Drug Abuse: Alcohol, Amphetamines, Anaesthetics, Cocaine, Ecstasy, Heroin, Ketamine, Inhalants, LSD, Marijuana, Mushrooms, Nitrites, Steroids, Tobacco, Tranquilizers; Mental Health: Adoption, Alcoholic parents, Alcohol and drug abuse, Child abuse, Conduct disorders, Depression, Discipline, Adolescent evelopment, Divorce, Eating disorders, Foster care, Gay and lesbian teens, Grief, Learning disabilities, Long term illness, Manic-depressive, Mentally ill parents, Moving, Obsessive-compulsive disorder, Online-Internet use, Panic disorder, Pregnancy, Psychiatric evaluation, Psychiatric medication, Psychotherapy, Schizophrenia, Sexual abuse, Sleep problems, Stepfamily problems, Stress, Suicide, Talking about sex , Threats, Tic disorders, Psychiatric medications, Questions before psychiatric treatment, Violent behavior, and Where to find help.
Alameda County Public Library - Teen Room - http://aclibrary.org/teenroom/index.asp
Homework Help, Entertainment, School & College, and Hotlines & Help are some of the categories which can be explored at this site.
San Francisco Public Library's Teen Page - http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/teen/teenpage.htm
Links to Events, Booklists, Topic Links, and a Career and College Planner are found on this site.
Tam District Cybrary Health Page - http://redwood.org/library/health.htm
Links to pages on all sorts of health topics including: Alcohol, Consumer Issues, Diseases, Drugs, Environmental Health, Family, Emotions, Safety Issues, Nutrition, Personal Health, Psychology, and Smoking.
ThinkQuest - http://www.thinkquest.org/
"ThinkQuest is an educational initiative committed to advancing learning through the use of computer and networking technology. ThinkQuest challenges teachers and students of all ages to use the Internet in innovative and exciting ways as a collaborative, interactive teaching and learning tool." Over 5,000 student-designed Web pages are indexed in the ThinkQuest Internet Challenge Library on topics including: Arts & Entertainment; Books & Literature; Business & Industry; Computers & the Internet; Education; Health & Safety; History & Government; Languages & Language Arts; Math; People & Places; Philosophy, Religion & Mythology; Reference & News; Science; Society & Culture; Sports & Recreation; and Technology.
USA Today: Annual Teen Survey - http://www.usaweekend.com/classroom/index.html#survey
Annual survey and results on teen opinions of matters of importance and value to teens. For 1997 the survey was on the issue of freedom, in 1998 teens were surveyed about self image, in 1999 the survey asked teenagers about their attitudes toward money, and in 2000 about issues of teen safety. In 2001 the survey asked teens about their relationship with their parents and in 2002 they were surveyed about their attitudes toward music. In 2003 the survey will ask about teen attitudes toward the opposite sex.
Weekly Reader Teens - http://www.weeklyreader.com/teens/index.asp
The Weekly Reader website provides this page to link to their Current Events, Current Science, Know Your World (KYW Extra), Read, and Teen Newsweek sites. Aimed at kids in grades 6 through 10.
Students Online - http://www.students-online.org/
A full service Web site for high school students. It provides email, test preparation help, homework assistance, etc.
Cyberteens - http://www.cyberteens.com/ctmain.html
A website which provides a way for teens to make contact, publish art work and writings, shop, play games, view current events. All material is written by and for teens.
react.com - http://www.react.com/
"react.com is a online destination for teens ages 12-17 that supports and celebrates teens' involvement in every aspect of their world. Areas for news, celebrities, volunteering, shopping, relationship advice, fun, and homework resources offer teens chances to post comments, rank and rate products and issues, share advice, enter contests, and answer surveys. Original content and teen writing, all updated weekly, reinforce and enhance articles and issues published in react magazine, the web site's print companion."
UNICEF: Voices of Youth - http://www.unicef.org/voy/
Voices of Youth has been developed as part of UNICEF's 50th Anniversary celebration. "Through Voices of Youth, you can take part in an electronic discussion about the future as we face the 21st century. We invite you to discuss with us how this world can become a place where the rights of every child are protected, that is, the right to live in peace, to have decent shelter, to be healthy and well-nourished, to have clean water, to play, to go to school, and to be protected from violence, abuse and exploitation."
Youth Outlook - http://www.youthoutlook.org/mainframe.php3
"YO! ... is a monthly newspaper by and about young people, which also syndicates articles to newspapers across the U.S. YO! connects young people with each other and gives adults a window into the constantly changing cultures of youth. YO! is a project of the Pacific News Service (PNS), an international network of writers, scholars and journalists.
Cool Links - http://www.dushkin.com/online/on2.mhtml?SITE=%2Fonline%2Fcoollinks%2Fcoollinksmain.mhtml&TITLE=Cool+Links
The McGraw-Hill/Dushkin publishing company provides this gateway to interesting Web sites for students. "Surfing the Net can take a lot of time; time you need to spend learning important information for your degree. With this page, we've tried to provide major topics of interest, a few major topic links to the most popular and informative sites, and to save you time. Through the Domain Type Abbreviations chart you can tell a lot about a URL (Web address). The chart will help you identify what kind of sites you're surfing to." Links are provided to such topics as: Education; Employment; Entertainment/Games; Financial Aid; Foreign Study; General; Finances; Health; News; Sports; Politics; Travel; Volunteerism; and Weather.

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