Teens

NEW YORK (AP) — Today’s teens are always on their smartphones, many check social media “constantly” and prefer texting over face-to-face communication. But a new poll finds that these same teens also say that social media has a positive effect on their lives, helping them feel more confident, less lonely and less depressed. The poll […]

The one-year anniversary of Kenneka Jenkins' death prompts more questions.

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According to AL.com, On Sunday night, 7 teenagers were shot at a teen party in Birmingham, Ala. The incident happened at a public establishment with security guards, called WorkPlay,  and was hosted by a high school sorority. The victims were treated at a local Children’s Hospital, where dozens of people gathered to check on the injured teenagers. […]

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three black teenagers say they feared for their lives when a Minneapolis Park Police officer pulled a gun on them while responding to a bogus 911 report that they were armed. The July 10 incident at Minnehaha Park drew widespread attention after a bystander recorded part of it and posted a video […]

Victoria Garrett has not been seen since June 5. She is only 15 years old.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Imani Holt was just 10 when she saw a neighbor get fatally shot by a triggerman riding a bicycle. The African-American girl from a gritty section of Baltimore was so traumatized by the drug-fueled bloodshed she refused to leave her family’s apartment for weeks. In the eight years since, Holt has seen […]

In a wave of demonstrations reaching from Arizona to Maine, students at dozens of U.S. high schools walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence and honor the victims of last week’s deadly shooting in Florida. The protests spread from school to school as students shared plans for their demonstrations over social media. Many […]

DALLAS (AP) — A 15-year-old student in Texas was injured in a shooting in her high school cafeteria Monday morning and a 16-year-old boy, also a student at the school, was taken into custody, sheriff’s officials said. The girl was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas following the shooting in the small town of […]

What would you do if your teenage son gifted you with a luxury car? Well, in the case of the baby gangsta crew from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, their parents must have looked the other way. Six teenage boys, from 14-16 years old, are accused of robbing a home in Florida, making off with over 200K. […]

Could it be that slowly judges and jury’s are deciding prison is not the best or only option for wayward teens? Apparently this was the thought process behind Family Court Judge Robert Coonin’s decision to send Trinity Carr, 17, (pictured, in 2015) to Grace Cottage, a secure residential program, for six months instead of to prison. Coonin […]