12 Awesome Websites For Teens

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.

http://www.channelone.com/


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.

http://www.funsites.com/sh-shopping-center.html


Cyberteens -

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.

http://www.cyberteens.com/


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.

http://www.teenstarsonline.com/


TeensHealth -

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.

http://kidshealth.org/teen/


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.

https://student.societyforscience.org/sciencenews-students


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.

http://www.drivingrules.net/


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.

http://www.quintcareers.com/teens.html


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.

http://www.envirolink.org/resource.html?itemid=200607111226420.991533&catid=1


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.

http://www.iamboredr.com/


MEEZ -

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.

http://www.meez.com/


Student.com -

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.

http://www.student.com/

For teen craft ideas, here's a good site - http://crafts.kaboose.com/crafts-for-teens.html

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Comments 114 comments

"Quill" 6 years ago

Hi suziecat... wow what a great hub and filled with great information... makes me want to be a teen again.

Times have changed all I had as a kid was a tin can and a stick...

Blessings


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Quill - yes it was simpler in the old days. Teens have so many resources at their fingertips. I wonder what I would have done with all that as a youngster. Thanks for stopping by - always great to hear from you.


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It's just me 6 years ago from Alaska

Thanks I book marked this site.


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Great advise for teens, and a comprehensive overview of sites for teens, thumb up...


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

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!


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

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.


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

some great info here!!


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fishtiger58 6 years ago from Momence, Illinois

Great hub I am bookmarking this for my teenage son. He will love the science website.


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Ann Nonymous 6 years ago from Virginia

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!


IngaWeitzer 6 years ago from Germany

WOW! Amazing list


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Thank you all for commenting. I was very careful to list only safe sites.


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lctodd1947 6 years ago from USA

Great information for the young ones. This information is so much needed. Thanks for sharing with us.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia

Great info! I'll pass this along to my niece.


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Kids are so lucky these days. Yes I know they have added problems but so many postive extras also.


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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

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.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

I agree kids are lucky for having these resources to access. Thank you all for commenting.


tweetter 6 years ago

Thanx@@@@@


suziecat7 6 years ago

I agree kids are lucky for having these resources to access. Thank you all for commenting.


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Sage Williams 6 years ago

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.

Great Job!

Sage


Schuby 6 years ago

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


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Sage - thanks.

Schuby - I would love to hear what teens feel about these sites. Thanks for commenting.


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Teresa Laurente 6 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

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.


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Granny's House 6 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

Thank you for the great links. I am going to link to your hub


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Teresa - you are welcome.

Granny's House - Thank you so much for reading and commenting.


imurzz 6 years ago

i love http://Trends.Huseb.com they comes up with latest teen trends there , which is something special


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Imurzz - Thanks for stopping by - I'll check out your link.


kids.secrets 6 years ago

hi nice hub....

reminding me of my school days


Spirit 6 years ago

I was sorta hopeing for and art sharing website like DeviantART, but more for teens.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Hi Spirit - Cyberteens offers an artwork sharing section. Thanks so much for checking my Hub out.


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katrinasui 6 years ago

Very informative hub.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Thanks, katrina.


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romper20 6 years ago from California

Now those are what I call ideas.

Great hub, happy to follow you :)


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Appreciate the comment, romper.


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Nellieanna 6 years ago from TEXAS

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!!!


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Nellieanna - I hope you are feeling better soon.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK

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.

Best Wishes.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Thank you, Lady-E. I appreciate it.


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Don Simkovich 6 years ago from Pasadena, CA

I remember reading about Channel One and the person who started it several years ago. I know they pioneered advertising in schools.


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suny51 6 years ago

suzecat7-I think this is very good site for adults as well with spare time.Thank you for sharing.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

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.


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nice hub,thanks


maddie 6 years ago

thank you for the advice


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Seakay 6 years ago from Florida

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!


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Royalmark 6 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

Thanks, Suziecat7.......

Makes a whole lotta sense seeing this...


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Seakay and Royalmark - teens need to stay busy so we might as well give them something useful to do. Thanks for stopping by.


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Sharon Draughon 6 years ago from Sebring, FL

Thanks for the great hub page! As a mom of a teen, I found this helpful. I have a suggestion of another site - for healthy weight loss - http://topteendiet.com

to help those who are overweight get into shape before they become obese for life.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Hi Sharon - I'll check out your link. Thanks for stopping by.


TheFudgeYouWant 6 years ago

I'll try these sites out. Cyber Teens sound fun. I need something too do... ^_^


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Fudge - nice of you to stop by.


TopUniverse 6 years ago

Handy recommended sites for teens. Keep going suziecat7.


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Aakarshan 6 years ago

Great, very informative hub. i like it very much.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

TopUniverse - thanks for commenting.

aakarshan - glad you liked.


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uykusuz 6 years ago from England

Nice share thanks :)


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silverconductor 6 years ago from Sacramento, California

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.

Cheers


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

uykusuz - you are welcome.

Silver - Thanks for your comment and for reading my Hub.


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Entourage_007 6 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

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!!


Tattoo Supplies Los Angeles 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing. I will be passing this along to my kids and see if they know anything about these.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Entourage-007 - There are some great sites for teens. Thanks for you comment.


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dilipchandra12 6 years ago from India

awesome... hey suzie... very good collection. Thanks a lot for sharing... good work.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

dilipchandra - Thank you so much for reading.


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matthewjason 6 years ago

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.

Awesome stuff!


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Matthewjason - I'm glad you liked it. Thanks so much for stopping by.


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AutumnLockwood 6 years ago from Northern California

I've checked all the sites and they are great. Thanks. These are perfect for my nephews who love the web too much.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Autumn - you're welcome.


Hana 6 years ago

just a heads up to u parents teens don't like anything parents suggest...

i would know i'm 14...


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Hana - but we have to try, don't we?


KLeichester 5 years ago

This is nice. Thanks for posting.


arczi 5 years ago

Great list


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andromida 5 years ago

A Great list.There are too few useful website lists for teens.I've tweeted it.Thank you so much.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

No, thank you for reading.


Jack 5 years ago

I want to add one more to the list. This website is for teens who are interested in business and who want to connect with other like-minded teens.

TeenBusinessForum.com


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Thanks, Jack. I'll check it out.


jblogys 5 years ago

Great hub- resource for teens!


lisa 5 years ago

Great list.

Thank you.


Twiiny 5 years ago

Another that could be added to the list would be http://www.twiiny.com -- it's a forum for teens with teen advice, high school help and discussion, blogs, and much more. :)


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cpvr 5 years ago

I think you're also forgeting about the variuous virtual pet games, also; known as virtual worlds.

http://www.virtualpetlist.com - it's a community for teens that are looking to create pet sites, or are players.


cool websites 5 years ago

Great list. Thanks!


Jenny 5 years ago

These are g8. Teens just want to have fun and stuff. This is another cool site I found for teens http://www.wouldyouratherquiz.com - have fun everyone!


Ultimate-chatzone 5 years ago

Ultimate-chatzone.com is a great website for teens they offer chat forums and discussions for teens and video chat rooms


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Health Talk 5 years ago from World

i have checked teens for planet earth its really great site.


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Thank you all for your great suggestions.


Khath 5 years ago

I agree with you on teen on the net.


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spotlight19 5 years ago from California

Thanks for the websites I really loved your hub:)


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russianandeuro 5 years ago

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!


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Powerpoe1 5 years ago

Very informative hub for parents and teens. This is a great article for teens during the summer months. Voted Up & Rated Useful!


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suziecat7 5 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

I agree that teens are lucky to have all the resources they do today. Thank you all so much for reading.


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howcurecancer 5 years ago

Great hub!


kiash 5 years ago

websites are awesome! Thanks for your hub!


funstars 5 years ago from India

simple list with powerful websites


jennifer 5 years ago

i ejoy this site, when i look for sites for teenagers their usualy not acceptable


Mexican mom 5 years ago

For homework help for middleschool, BrainPop is very good as an introduction or review of a topic. For those learning French, the French site is still ALL free because it´s a beta version. My 11 and 13-year olds like BrainPop and it´s helped us all improve our English and French. (we´re Mexican), and could help you improve your Spanish. There are also sites in Chinese and Hebrew, a UK site and BrainPop Junior for K-3. It´s worth susbscribing.


Sunny 5 years ago

Gr8 1


interns 5 years ago

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.


Madisonozzie 5 years ago

I bookmarked it because i found a lot of great info!!!


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VendettaVixen 5 years ago from Ireland

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.


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crazybeanrider 5 years ago from Washington MI

I was looking for some great teen sites and your hub was very helpful in doing that. Tweeted.


cool 5 years ago

really good


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Ten10bellevue 4 years ago from Bellevue, WA (Seattle)

Hahaha...I remember ChannelOne from homeroom in middleschool. Very nice hub!


Zeddicus zul zorandar 4 years ago

i love the sites....Because they are fantastic


Casey 4 years ago

these sites are great! Thank you for showing them to me!


Kevinwyncest 4 years ago

Theres also www.verseu.com which has been pretty fun to use with my friends


Marvin Byrd 4 years ago

Great Stuff. I also have a blog aimed at helping teens. marvinlbyrd.blogspot.com


Carmel Crawford 4 years ago

NEWZMONKEYS is for kids age 13 and younger. It is a fun-filled place where they can work and play at being young reporters and in doing so, connect with real-life friends and family in a simple and safe way. Newzmonkeys is committed to a child-friendly environment. www.newzmonkeys.com


Ben Ashcraft 4 years ago

I also have a great website for teens only! If you're a teen and in any way interested in politics, check out my new blog called We The Teens. There are numerous things to debate and voice your opinions on! My goal is to get every teen involved!

http://wetheteens.org/


Morgen 3 years ago

www.iBesties.com is a new site for tween girls coming this summer. It has quizzes, games and social media. It also has a book series you can purchase if you want to get your tween to read.


Edward Sutton 3 years ago

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.


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suziecat7 3 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

ud1093 - I like to include only websites for teens but your site is cool.


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mujtabasworld 3 years ago from Pune, India

Good work, keep it up! great resources


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suziecat7 3 years ago from Asheville, NC Author

Thanks.


mira 2 years ago

any teenger need this websites

by the way i'm a teen and i like it


veronica 2 years ago

thanks...!!!


smellyjelly 2 years ago

thanks


Michael 2 years ago

I would also recommend using https://www.youmatchup.com

It allows you to customize your questions more than a simple poll.


alice 11 months ago

I would suggest teens to join www.ivyties.com , Ivyties is a social network for college admission. so they can get help with their college journey.

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