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Celebrity PR guru Max Clifford is charged with eleven counts of indecent assault on girls as young as 14

PR guru Max Clifford has been charged with 11 counts of indecent assault against seven teenage girls, including one who was aged 14 at the time, Scotland Yard said tonight. The force said Clifford, who answered police bail today, faces charges linked to girls aged between 14 and 19 between 1966 and 1985.


Social media: A new way to rape

Fifteen-year-old Audrie Pott got drunk at a party and passed out. What happened next, according to her family, was that she was sexually assaulted by multiple young men, who took photos and circulated them in their high school of more than 1,000 students. Not long afterward, Audrie, devastated and hopeless, committed suicide.


Family of assaulted Calif. teen who committed suicide planning legal action

The attorney for the family of a California girl who committed suicide after she was sexually battered and then cyberbullied with a humiliating photo plans to file a civil action against the suspects Monday.


3 teens arrested for assault after girl's suicide

Eight days after allegedly being sexually battered while passed out at a party, and then humiliated by online photos of the assault, 15-year-old Audrie Pott posted on Facebook that her life was ruined, "worst day ever," and hanged herself....


Teen pens best-seller, scores three-book deal

Beth Reekles - NBC News

Best-selling author Beth Reeks writes about what she knows, and she knows plenty about being a teenager. The British 17-year-old captured the universe of crushes, cliques and first kisses in her book “The Kissing Booth,” which secured her a three-book deal from Random House. Reeks, whose pen name is Beth Reekles, wrote the book when she was only 15 and was frustrated with the reading choices available for kids her age.


Judge Orders F.D.A. to Make Morning-After Pill Available Over the Counter for All Ages

Plan B - NY Times

A federal judge ruled Friday that the government must make the most common morning-after pill available over the counter for all ages, instead of requiring a prescription for girls 16 and younger. In his ruling, he also accused the federal government of “bad faith” in dealing with the requests to make the pill universally available, and said its actions had been politically motivated.


Job-seeking teens might get a break this summer

Teenagers looking to make some money this summer could have an easier time finding a job than in recent years, if the economic momentum of the last few months holds up. That would be a welcome turn of events for the youngest generation of workers, who have had an incredibly tough time finding work after so many years of a weak economy.


American teens getting early start on heart disease risk, survey says

Teens Heart Disease - LA Times

The proportion of American adolescents who exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet and are free of risk factors for future heart disease is "alarmingly low," says a major new survey of teen health.


Yahoo spends 'millions' on UK teen Nick D'Aloisio's Summly app


An app created by a UK teenager has been acquired by web giant Yahoo in a deal the BBC understands to be worth "dozens of millions" of pounds. Seventeen-year-old Nick D'Aloisio's Summly app summarises news stories from popular media companies.


Young adults still on parents' cell phone plan

As teenagers demand independence and eventually move out, they’re not always quick to cut the cord when it comes paying their own cell phone bill. Among 620 parents with 18- to 35-year-old children, more than 40 percent of those surveyed said they still pay for their kids’ cellphone service, and 29 percent were still doing so even if their children no longer lived at home.


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