PRAISE EVIL CHEERLEADERS : R.L. Stine Writing More 'Fear Street' Books

Extremely important announcement if you buy Christmas gifts for teens and your goal is to freak them the hell out: R.L. Stine is bringing back his "Fear Street" series, to scare the pants off a new generation of young adult readers. He's writing six more, starting with Party Games, which drops in late September: » 8/26/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Teen Siblings Develop App to Hold Police Accountable

Asha, Caleb and Ima Christian are three siblings from Decatur, Georgia who collaborated to develop an app that helps people rate and document their police encounters. They founded a company named Pinetart and developed Five-O, an app designed to be a tool to empower communities to stop police brutality and abuse. » 8/19/14 9:45am 8/19/14 9:45am

Taylor Swift and Jimmy Fallon Channel Their Inner Tweens for 'Ew!'

Taylor Swift — chanteuse, actress and outspoken lover of crafts — stopped by The Tonight Show last night to talk about recent projects and (at her request) appear in Jimmy Fallon's recurring "Ew!" sketch as Natalie, a dorky tween who loves unicorns, glitter and building castles out of popsicle sticks. If the character… » 8/14/14 1:10pm 8/14/14 1:10pm

Bored Teens Are Literally Just Setting Themselves on Fire for Fun

What won't teens do for a bit of excitement? If they're not overdosing on Jenkem or bubbling their way to a fever bordering on frenzy while at an after-school rainbow party, they're setting fire to themselves for the world to see. Way to go, teens of the world! We salute you! (Actually, we're quite concerned. Could… » 7/30/14 7:15pm 7/30/14 7:15pm

Insufferable Teen Vine Star Blames AIDS on 'Fags'

Nash Grier, a teenage Vine star who earlier this year made a mockery of your film studies degree by inking a movie deal, has offered a tepid apology for posting a video to the web wherein he blamed the spread of AIDS on "fags." Color me surprised that a kid whose art is characterized by hacky jokes about women and… » 7/08/14 11:30am 7/08/14 11:30am

Many Teen Girls Secretly Empathize with Slender Man Stabbers

The recent event in Waukesha, WI where two 12-year-old girls repeatedly stabbed a peer in order appease the mythical Slender Man had all the ingredients to send grownups into a good old fashioned "won't someone please think of the children?" freakout: violence, lost innocence, a dangerous internet element.… » 7/07/14 6:30pm 7/07/14 6:30pm

'Rich Private School Kids' Snapchat Offers New Batch of Kids to Hate

I don't think teens are awful, I really don't. Sure, I hated them when I was one and I'm afraid of them now (they travel in such big groups), but I've read enough Rookie and encountered enough brilliant 13-19 year-olds to know that there are some really wonderful teen minds out there. Today, unfortunately, we're… » 7/02/14 5:15pm 7/02/14 5:15pm

Mom Flips Out Over Nurse Wanting to Speak Privately With Teen Daughter

One Michigan Concerned Mother is so, so, so mad that a hospital that she took her daughter to requested speaking privately with her 17-year-old daughter that she's gone public to warn other Concerned Parents that the government is restricting their "God-given" right to control all aspects of their children's life. » 6/18/14 2:00pm 6/18/14 2:00pm