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# Teens

Last week
21st May 2023 - 27th May 2023
Author: Building young adult fiction requires a set of strong characters
Sam Blake has had much success with novels in the past and now she has a new YA series hitting the shelves.
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# Education
How are Ireland's 15-year-olds doing in school compared with the rest of the world?
Ireland’s students among top performers in reading, science and maths, but are more dissatisfied with their lives.
# grow up
Scientists say adolescence now lasts until the age of 24
Experts have argued the definition should be changed so that laws and social policy can be developed around it.
# lit festival
These Waterford teens have set up Ireland's first youth-run literary festival
We talked to them about how they did it.
# Manchester
Two arrests after 12-year-olds take ecstasy and are hospitalised
The girls are in a stable condition.
# these hoes
This teen's demanding relationship contract is going viral
No hoes.
# i'm a cool mom
LOOK at this teen's reaction to her parents showing up at her school dance
# maddie and shane
A Kerry lad has set up a fundraising page so he can visit his American girlfriend
This is the romance of the decade. We’re not even joking.
# what's a modem
Today's teens are completely befuddled by Windows 95, and you're ancient
*dial up noise*
# disenfranchised
Here's what these teens would change to make Ireland a better place
Ahead of the election spoke to six Irish teenagers about what they want for the country over the next four years.
# Gardasil
HSE response to TV3 documentary: HPV vaccine has 'good safety record'
Concerns have been raised over the HPV vaccine administered to schoolgirls across the country.
# Gardasil
Teenage girl reportedly suffered fit in school after getting HPV vaccine
Abbey Colohan is just one teenager who will feature in a documentary about the vaccine.
# Manchester
WATCH: Teen sentenced for robbing a Subway armed with a machete
The 16-year-old boy threatened staff with the knife, before ripping a cash register from its drawer.
# spice bag
Irish teens are using '#spicebag' to tag their 'stunning' Instagram selfies
“Spice bag” has taken on a whole new meaning.
# omg cringe
How Embarrassing Were You As A Teen?
# slangin'
How Well Do You Speak Teen?
# youths
Teens are changing 'no' to 'HELL YEAH' in their mams' phones (with A++ results)
Won’t somebody think of the mams?
# Sex Week
How many times a week? Sex in Ireland by the numbers
The facts (and figures) of life.
# mugged
Model Thalia Heffernan mugged by teens on way to work
The 20-year-old model was struck in the face as a teenage girl ripped her bag off her back.
# Safe sex
Teenagers invent a condom that changes colour if you have an STI
It’s all about the molecules.
# teenage dirtbag
12 fashion disasters all Irish teen lads faced in the 00s
How were these allowed to happen?
# The Kids Are Alright
Fewer school children are drinking alcohol every week
Young people are happier and healthier than they were 10 years ago. Good for them.
# get it together
Want to help your kids survive in today's world? Teach them to cop on
The fake Internet world our children are growing up in is making them more vulnerable in the real world – but you can help.
# Sydney
Australian teen brothers stopped on way to join Islamic State
Authorities said the boys were radicalised over the Internet and their parents were shocked.
# Florida
Teens charged over child pornography Instagram account with 'cruel comments'
Followers were encouraged to post sexually explicit images of teens in the area to “expose” them.
# Missing
Two teens in care who disappeared last year are still missing
Both teens had arrived in Ireland unaccompanied.
# Children in Care
Teens in State-run home were leaving regularly to take drugs
A Hiqa report found the care centre was not run in a way that the children were always safe and protected from themselves.
# aaaahhhhhhh
Families are filming teenagers' meltdowns after getting One Direction tickets for Christmas
THAT moment.
# Clondalkin
Gardaí seek info on car after teen (15) dies and 4 others are injured in collision
The car collided with a tree last night.
# toilet roll
6 essential instructions for the teenagers in your life
This is our dishwasher, there are many like it, but this one is ours.
# School's Out
9 Irish teens who are only delighted about today's teachers' strike
Thank you, teachers.
# tugce
Outrage as student dies after confronting men who were harassing teens
The 23-year-old is said to have been attacked in a McDonald’s car park.
# trailers
VIDEO: Your weekend movies... The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt 1
Cinema trip this weekend? brings you snippets from new releases to help you decide where to put your money.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you object to's move to Ireland?
The controversial site has updated its safety policies after reports of cyberbullying.
# get moving
Compulsory 2 hours of PE per week needed to stop the rise of teen obesity
It is estimated that one in five Irish teenagers is overweight or obese.
# TechKnowHow
Thinking of getting your child a smartphone? Here's what you should consider
The children and teens of today might be more tech savvy, but that doesn’t mean you should automatically get them a smartphone.
# science boffins
TIME names Cork award-winners among most influential teens of 2014
Emer Hickey, Sophie Healy-Thow and Ciara Judge have won a heap of awards for their science discoveries.
# happy
Teens with cerebral palsy rate their quality of life as comparable with their able-bodied peers
Pain was one of the main reasons that reduced the quality of life for adolescents.
# pass out challenge
Explainer: What is the 'pass out challenge'?
Doctors are warning teenagers not to try the dangerous challenge.
# boyhood irl
This teenager took a selfie every day for seven years
It’s the real-life Boyhood.