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What parents need to know

Positive messages
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Violence
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Sex

Site discusses topics like birth control, puberty, etc.

Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking

Site provides drug education.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this site -- developed by the highly respected Nemours Foundation and regularly reviewed by health care professionals -- offers a great service. Teens are unlikely to get any misinformation here. Plus, parents may want to take a look themselves to see what teens are talking and worrying about. There are no ads.

What's it about?

You know all those topics that every teen wonders about and whispers about but no one is brave enough to actually ask a health care professional? Articles about all those issues, and a lot more, are available here. Check out recent \"Hot Topics\" and you'll find articles about drugs, cutting, suicide, eating disorders, and even answers to questions like, \"Is my penis normal?\" and \"Am I still a virgin if I use a tampon?\" Besides sexual health, teens can also find basic information on diseases, safety, and emotional health. Fitness, and its role in good health, is covered as well. Learn about kickboxing, weight lifting, and many other kinds of sports. There are even teen-friendly quick recipes.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

The site's content is the stuff teens want to know. Each short but comprehensive article is written in clear language that is easy to understand. Doctors or other health care professionals review all of the articles for accuracy.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about finding a trustworthy site. How do you know where to go for accurate information? Why is it better to go to a reliable site than do a search and see what comes up? Families can also discuss some of the issues brought up on this site: depression, body image, and smoking.

Website details

Genre:Educational
Pricing structure:Free

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Kid, 10 years old August 29, 2011

fine

What other families should know
Educational value
Great messages
Too much sex
Teen, 13 years old Written bybookluver17852 January 11, 2011

great site very educational

Very educational site, I found it very helpful. Keep in mind though that this is a site for TEENS meaning that some topics are somewhat mature
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Teen, 13 years old Written byOnlineFun October 18, 2010

TeensHeath Promotes Good Behavior

The one of the things to notice that other people may over-look is that TeensHeath has a section for everyone. On the top left hand section there are 3 tabs that say ( For Parents, For Kids, and For Teens.) The content varies depending on which section you visit. While there is in the teen section some iffy material it mainly promotes the idea of visiting a doctor, and not engaging in bad behaviors such as smoking. Also it is very helpful in ways to stay healthy and safe. There are special articles warning against smoking and telling you to stay fit. Also, it helps you deal with stress and other mental problems such as Post- Traumatic- Stress Disorder. Overall, the website is very helpful during your teen years. For me, as a teen, it is a great way to learn.
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