SCPL Teen Blog

February 24, 2008

Dating, Drugs and Depression

Filed under: health, teen tech week, websites — Tags: , , — SCPL Teens @ 11:07 am

Where do you go to find answers and advice about your body, health, emotions and other issues? Well, we have a suggestion. Right now there is a free trial of a health and wellness database for teens called, appropriately, Teen Health & Wellness: real life – real answers. Nice huh?
Is this something we should add to the library’s free resources? Let us know by leaving a comment (use your first name only!)
This free-ness is part of the Teen Tech Week celebration and lasts until the end of March. The user name and password to sign in to Teen Health & Wellness are both
(pssst… stay tuned for more info about Teen Tech Week! There are prizes involved and that’s all we’re saying.)

December 27, 2007

One Stop Teen Site?

Filed under: websites, writing — Tags: , , — SCPL Teens @ 5:59 pm is a huge site dedicated to teens and what they have to say. You can make your own profile page, play games, write poetry, make journal pages, chat, give and receive feedback on teen writings, look for jobs… (you know at some point.)
Need some trash talking ideas? See here. Find advice columns for everything from fashion and gaming, to bigger topics like sexuality and health. One of my favorite things in the site is Busta-A-Rhyme where you add a line to a collaborative poem made by many teens. is made for 13 year olds up through college, so don’t be surprised to find some folks in their 20s there.

Check it out and tell us what you think. Is it easy or confusing to use? Is it really a cool place for teens? Or is it too many things rolled into one?

September 15, 2007

Search the Net!

Filed under: websites — Tags: , — SCPL Teens @ 3:51 pm

Searh engines with TWEENS in mind!

Ask for Kids
Ask for Kids is a fast, easy and kid-friendly way for kids to search the Internet.

A Web directory and search engine created by librarians.

Yahoo! Kids
Yahoo! Kids is a browsable, searchable directory of Internet sites for kids. Each site has been carefully checked by an experienced educator to ensure the content and links are appropriate for kids aged 7-12.

Body and Mind

Filed under: health, websites — Tags: , — SCPL Teens @ 3:39 pm

Here is a list of websites with good information about your physical BODY and your mental MIND.

Don’t Believe the Type
Learn more about online dangers, including sexual solicitation.

Go Ask Alice
A health question and answer Internet service produced by Alice!, Columbia University’s Health Promotion Program.

Information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up. In English and en espaƱol.
Planned Parenthood’s award-winning sexual health Web site for teens.

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