Teenagers love to be online. They can connect with other teens there. They can be themselves and find out what they are interested in. Our teenage population is smart, curious and capable. The Internet offers them a place to go. Parents, of course, worry about this uncontrolled world that so attracts their kids. Fortunately, there are healthy, informative and fun websites that are almost equal to hanging out at the mall. The following websites are safe and designed to appeal to the teenage demographic.
Channel One News -
ChannelOne.com is by far the most comprehensive and informative site for teens. Not only does it keep them up with the latest world news, Channel One offers homework help, fun quizzes, music videos and movie reviews. Teens can learn about their First Amendment rights or what it is like to be a teenager in other parts of the world. Channel One also covers sports and includes a section where teens can write their own blogs.
Fun Sites Shopping Mall -
Teenagers love to shop and Fun Sites has it all. Though not brick and mortar, this site has all the great stores that are in your favorite mall. Teens can shop at Amazon, Footlocker and Barnes and Noble. Easy to click links bring you to the store's website. FunSites.com won the Golden Web Awards in 2003-2004. It also offers a site map and directory so finding a shopping destination is a snap.
Cyberteens is another cool site that celebrates the teen years. Here teenagers can find community, games, news and shopping. There is a link called "creativity" where teens can share their poems, stories, photos and artwork. Even better, the young musician in the family can feature their musical pursuits. The "cool links" section offers a huge variety of options to the curious teen. This site also has surveys and help with jobs and school work.
Teen Stars Online -
For Hollywood gossip and news featuring teen stars, this site has everything. It is recognized as a family friendly site. Teen Stars Online stays up-to-date with not only the Hollywood teen events and news but with music matters as well. They offer a clickable menu of stars, great photos and videos. Teens can interact with other teens and set up their own page, play games and write blogs.
This great website from Nemours covers anything health related that has to do with teens. It approaches teen health in a non clinical way incorporating physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. The "body" section discusses skin and body art, the "mind" section deals with depression and families among other issues. Diets and recipes are offered as well as discussions about school, jobs, drugs and alcohol and staying safe. TeensHealth features quizzes and a question and answer format and remains a current and comfortable place for teens.
Science News -
Science News for Kids is designed as a science news site for young teens though the information they provide is interesting enough for anyone. Articles covering space, fossils, physics, weather, the environment and many other things are offered. It's a great place for science project ideas. Also on hand are brain teasers, inventing puzzles and science fiction compostion exercises. This site attracts over 50,000 visitors a day. It is well worth exploring for both students and teachers.
Driving Rules Network -
Getting ready to drive a car is usually on the minds of teens. Driving Rules Network is a good place to start. It is part of the Online Study Guide for Student Drivers which is an interactive site with practice questions and quizzes (link provided). Driving Rules Network covers driving laws including state by state laws and study guides. Teens can be well prepared when taking the drivers' test or applying for their learner's permit by making use of this site.
Quint Careers -
Quintessential Careers is the best website for teenagers seeking jobs or for career and college planning. It's a comprehensive resource for teens with sections devoted to succeeding in high school, picking a college major, financial aid and finding a job. Quint Careers offers job search tools with tutorials which include resumes, interviewing and thank you letters. The site is helpful and easy to use. Geographically-specific job sites are also available.
Teens For Planet Earth -
This is a social networking site for teenagers who want to get involved in protecting our planet. They can connect with other green-minded teens, choose a project or create their own and really make a difference. Teens For Planet Earth encourages young folks to get busy in their own communities. They offer guidance on local projects with categories such as habitats, animals, water and education. Awards are given to active members. This site is well worth checking out.
I Am Bored -
No one wants to be bored, especially teens. I Am Bored is the place to chase away the humdrums. There is much here to entertain teens from funny videos and pictures to web games to music and movie trailers. This site features jokes and sketch comedy as well as horoscopes and interesting blogs. Some material on I Am Bored is more mature and parents might want to supervise.
At Meez, teens can create their own avatars, rooms and virtual pets. It is a social community of creative people that combines avatars, virtual worlds and games. Meez offers contests and chat as well as homework help, a fashion central and a writers' corner. A chat area for younger teens is available. Other areas are music, geek central, art and sports. This is a great place for teens to hang out.
Student.com is a resource site for teens and high school students. It's social network has over 900,000 members. Members earn points to win prizes just by browsing and they offer several multi-player games. Points are used to bid on items at auction. Student.com is rife with useful information and articles. Their forums address various specific topics that are relevant to today's teenager. This is by far one of the best online sites for high school students.
For teen craft ideas, here's a good site - http://crafts.kaboose.com/crafts-for-teens.html
Succex on August 11, 2019:
Am 17, need to interate with fellow teenz around world
Aneta on July 09, 2019:
I am 12 and I want to make new friends from other countries .I am from Ukraine
smellyjelly on August 07, 2014:
veronica on March 31, 2014:
mira on December 19, 2013:
any teenger need this websites
by the way i'm a teen and i like it
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 24, 2013:
Mujtaba from Pune, India on July 24, 2013:
Good work, keep it up! great resources
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 09, 2013:
ud1093 - I like to include only websites for teens but your site is cool.
Edward Sutton on January 08, 2013:
www.reviewedbyteenagers.com is also a great site. But the ones you suggested are quite good as well. I like the cooking show one best.
Casey on April 30, 2012:
these sites are great! Thank you for showing them to me!
Zeddicus zul zorandar on April 07, 2012:
i love the sites....Because they are fantastic
Ten10bellevue from Bellevue, WA (Seattle) on January 15, 2012:
Hahaha...I remember ChannelOne from homeroom in middleschool. Very nice hub!
cool on November 29, 2011:
Boo McCourt from Washington MI on November 04, 2011:
I was looking for some great teen sites and your hub was very helpful in doing that. Tweeted.
VendettaVixen from Ireland on October 20, 2011:
Very nice information, Suziecat. I admit I was looking for sites for young adults (18-25 range) but I'm definatly going to suggest some of these sites to my younger sister.
If I could maybe inform people of another site for teens aged 13+? It's called "Neuro Galaxy", and the people there are very friendly. They also have monthly events, celebrate all the major holidays by having contests around the site, and the admins and assistant admins socialise with the site's users.
I spent a lot of time on that site a few years ago, and I loved it. Just to mention: there are some older people there (in their early to mid twenties) but they're all very nice and everyone treats each other as a friend. There's a great atmosphere of equality.
It's a nice place to go if you're just looking to have a casual chat with someone and relax for a while. Also, if you don't want to socialise, there's still lots to do: you can collect items, adopt and train a pet, play games, etc.
I'd definatly recommend it to anyone aged around 15 years old.
Madisonozzie on October 15, 2011:
I bookmarked it because i found a lot of great info!!!
interns on September 10, 2011:
I bookmarked your hub to visit your suggested sites in spare time. Anyway, the smiling boy pic is very funny LOL. Thanks for sharing this.
Sunny on September 09, 2011:
jennifer on June 21, 2011:
i ejoy this site, when i look for sites for teenagers their usualy not acceptable
funstars from India on June 11, 2011:
simple list with powerful websites
kiash on May 27, 2011:
websites are awesome! Thanks for your hub!
Elena@LessIsHealthy on May 19, 2011:
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on May 13, 2011:
I agree that teens are lucky to have all the resources they do today. Thank you all so much for reading.
Powerpoe1 on May 13, 2011:
Very informative hub for parents and teens. This is a great article for teens during the summer months. Voted Up & Rated Useful!
russianandeuro on May 12, 2011:
Teens today are lucky! Having those gadgets (cellphones, laptops, ipods, psp's) at an early age well sometimes it helps them learn new things. But during our time when we don't have those cool gadgets, i remember i used to see my friends and we play outside. Well I guess that's fun after all! Good hub. thanks!
Jennifer Pena from California on May 12, 2011:
Thanks for the websites I really loved your hub:)
Khath on April 30, 2011:
I agree with you on teen on the net.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on April 24, 2011:
Thank you all for your great suggestions.
Health Talk from World on April 22, 2011:
i have checked teens for planet earth its really great site.
Ultimate-chatzone on March 14, 2011:
Ultimate-chatzone.com is a great website for teens they offer chat forums and discussions for teens and video chat rooms
cool websites on March 10, 2011:
Great list. Thanks!
lisa on January 29, 2011:
jblogys on January 21, 2011:
Great hub- resource for teens!
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on December 29, 2010:
Thanks, Jack. I'll check it out.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on December 26, 2010:
No, thank you for reading.
syras mamun on December 23, 2010:
A Great list.There are too few useful website lists for teens.I've tweeted it.Thank you so much.
arczi on December 15, 2010:
KLeichester on December 13, 2010:
This is nice. Thanks for posting.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on December 05, 2010:
Hana - but we have to try, don't we?
Hana on December 05, 2010:
just a heads up to u parents teens don't like anything parents suggest...
i would know i'm 14...
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on November 21, 2010:
Autumn - you're welcome.
AutumnLockwood from Northern California on November 21, 2010:
I've checked all the sites and they are great. Thanks. These are perfect for my nephews who love the web too much.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on November 09, 2010:
Matthewjason - I'm glad you liked it. Thanks so much for stopping by.
matthewjason on November 08, 2010:
Nice informative hub!
I like it. Searching Teenagers websites are so difficult thanks i will love to use these websites.
Good information and great hub topic and great information too.
I will use these links for the children.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on September 30, 2010:
dilipchandra - Thank you so much for reading.
Dilip Chandra from India on September 30, 2010:
awesome... hey suzie... very good collection. Thanks a lot for sharing... good work.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on September 29, 2010:
Entourage-007 - There are some great sites for teens. Thanks for you comment.
Tattoo Supplies Los Angeles on September 29, 2010:
Thanks for sharing. I will be passing this along to my kids and see if they know anything about these.
Stuart from Santa Barbara, CA on September 28, 2010:
I remember watching channel one news in high school. Its definitely something i looked forward to everyday in the morning during first period.
Thanks for telling me about all these other great websites!!
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on September 27, 2010:
uykusuz - you are welcome.
Silver - Thanks for your comment and for reading my Hub.
silverconductor from Sacramento, California on September 27, 2010:
Hello there, GREAT! content :-) I was just talking with my 13 year old daughter about the Internet and what is it teens are into? and BAM! we find your AEWSOME! hub, thanks and like a friend of mine said in a song, " Keep em coming Suz " K.C.and the sunshine band.
uykusuz from England on September 27, 2010:
Nice share thanks :)
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on September 20, 2010:
TopUniverse - thanks for commenting.
aakarshan - glad you liked.
Aakarshan on September 20, 2010:
Great, very informative hub. i like it very much.
TopUniverse on September 01, 2010:
Handy recommended sites for teens. Keep going suziecat7.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on August 13, 2010:
Fudge - nice of you to stop by.
TheFudgeYouWant on August 13, 2010:
I'll try these sites out. Cyber Teens sound fun. I need something too do... ^_^
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 23, 2010:
Hi Sharon - I'll check out your link. Thanks for stopping by.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on July 18, 2010:
Seakay and Royalmark - teens need to stay busy so we might as well give them something useful to do. Thanks for stopping by.
Royalmark from Lagos, Nigeria on July 17, 2010:
Makes a whole lotta sense seeing this...
Seakay from Florida on July 13, 2010:
With my middle school grandchildren visiting, I'll be checking out these sites. Thank you so much for the suggestions. As you know, it's difficult with the kids these days getting into things they shouldn't. Thinking I need something to block some of these sites!
maddie on June 26, 2010:
thank you for the advice
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suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on June 21, 2010:
Don - I'm not sure if it's good to advertise in schools.
Suny - yes, some of these sites are fun for adults too. Thanks for stopping by.
suny51 on June 21, 2010:
suzecat7-I think this is very good site for adults as well with spare time.Thank you for sharing.
Don Simkovich from Pasadena, CA on June 11, 2010:
I remember reading about Channel One and the person who started it several years ago. I know they pioneered advertising in schools.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on June 06, 2010:
Thank you, Lady-E. I appreciate it.
Elena from London, UK on June 05, 2010:
This is really cool. They can't afford to be bored. I Tweet a lot of stuff to Teens and will be Tweeting this a lot over the next few weeks.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on May 27, 2010:
Nellieanna - I hope you are feeling better soon.
Nellieanna Hay from TEXAS on May 26, 2010:
You may have just saved my life- or at least my reputation with my two teenage great-grandkids who will be here in the morning, coming from Indiana with their Mom (my eldest granddaughter). Normally I could think of things to keep them interested - and they're pretty creative and self-sufficient - but here they are on my turf which limits their access to things. But they will have their electronics so perhaps they'll find things on your list to do!
At the moment i'm recuperating from shingles, have developed a sitting disorder (don't ask - just use your imagination! I've been spending time recuperating! LOL) so that it's painful to sit or ride in a car and I wear out quickly when standing or moving around very much.
And just found my car won't start - think it's a dead battery but have to get car care folks out to tend to it in the morning. But at least that may be well timed because Carla will have a rental car and be here till Tuesday!
SO - this hub will help me! I'm in your debt!!!
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on May 12, 2010:
Appreciate the comment, romper.
romper20 from California on May 11, 2010:
Now those are what I call ideas.
Great hub, happy to follow you :)
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on April 30, 2010:
katrinasui on April 30, 2010:
Very informative hub.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on April 29, 2010:
Hi Spirit - Cyberteens offers an artwork sharing section. Thanks so much for checking my Hub out.
Spirit on April 29, 2010:
I was sorta hopeing for and art sharing website like DeviantART, but more for teens.
kids.secrets on April 28, 2010:
hi nice hub....
reminding me of my school days
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on April 28, 2010:
Imurzz - Thanks for stopping by - I'll check out your link.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on April 16, 2010:
Teresa - you are welcome.
Granny's House - Thank you so much for reading and commenting.
Granny's House from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time on April 16, 2010:
Thank you for the great links. I am going to link to your hub
Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Laurente from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A. on April 15, 2010:
Wow, I will come back here again and copy these websites. Thank you so much for this valuable and very helpful information. Thank you so much.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on April 07, 2010:
Sage - thanks.
Schuby - I would love to hear what teens feel about these sites. Thanks for commenting.
Schuby on April 07, 2010:
I guess Ill be the only teen to comment on this. My comment - I find it funny how adults are the only ones to comment
Sage Williams on April 07, 2010:
Awesome hub and really cool site for teens. I wish they had these outlets when I was younger. I am just so grateful for HP so I guess I shouldn't complain.
I will be sure to pass this site on.
suziecat7 on April 05, 2010:
I agree kids are lucky for having these resources to access. Thank you all for commenting.
tweetter on April 05, 2010:
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on April 04, 2010:
I agree kids are lucky for having these resources to access. Thank you all for commenting.
nancy_30 from Georgia on April 03, 2010:
Thank you for all this wonderful information. My kids aren't teenagers, but my sister's kids are. So I'll pass this on to her.
Ethel Smith from Kingston-Upon-Hull on April 02, 2010:
Kids are so lucky these days. Yes I know they have added problems but so many postive extras also.
Holle Abee from Georgia on April 01, 2010:
Great info! I'll pass this along to my niece.
Linda Todd from Charleston on March 31, 2010:
Great information for the young ones. This information is so much needed. Thanks for sharing with us.
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on March 31, 2010:
Thank you all for commenting. I was very careful to list only safe sites.
IngaWeitzer from Germany on March 31, 2010:
WOW! Amazing list
Ann Nonymous from Virginia on March 31, 2010:
With all the trouble teens get into just online this is a very neccesary hub, suzie! I am so glad you did such thorough research on it. Teens need better alternatives and you presented a great compromise. A solution that both teens and their parents will hopefully appreciate. Excellent job!
fishtiger58 from Momence, Illinois on March 30, 2010:
Great hub I am bookmarking this for my teenage son. He will love the science website.
carolina muscle from Charlotte, North Carolina on March 30, 2010:
some great info here!!
suziecat7 (author) from Asheville, NC on March 29, 2010:
Hi - It's just me - thanks for reading.
Darlene - always great to see you.
akirchner - I love teens - it's a difficult and awkward period of life. I just wish I had all this when I was a teen. As far as links - I've only been flagged when I put more than one link to the same destination. I believe posting links to your own websites is the problem. Thanks for stopping by.
Audrey Kirchner from Washington on March 29, 2010:
ALMOST makes me wish my kids were teens again - not quite but almost...ha ha - is it cool to add sites because someone on HP told me you could only post 2 outgoing connections or links to websites so that's what I've been doing? Not to HP hooks, but outside ones. I think I never get the same story twice on advice though.....great info! I'll not go looking for any teens though - not just yet as I'm enjoying the empty nest!
Darlene Sabella from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ... on March 29, 2010:
Great advise for teens, and a comprehensive overview of sites for teens, thumb up...
It's just me from Alaska on March 28, 2010:
Thanks I book marked this site.