A homeschooled Hutt teen's anti-bullying video has got the attention of Google bosses.
'I thought it was OK cause it was legal'
A teenager has stubbed out his addiction to synthetic cannabis and picked up a toolbelt.
Teenagers, as young as 15, are using a popular smartphone app to arrange casual sexual encounters.
Tawhirirangi Mason used to torment classmates and teachers. Then something changed.
A man allegedly travelled hundreds of kilometres to pick up a 12-year-old girl he met online.
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Dealing with a combination of hormones, peer pressure and bodily changes makes parenting teens like walking on eggshells.
Coping with a child who suffers from mental illness has taught me not to judge, not to ask why, not to doubt my abilities as a parent.
Jaysea Devoe is very zen, befitting her job as a yoga instructor - and she's just 12 years old.
The secret to teenage happiness evades most parents.
Teen has a permanent reminder of his last trip to Maccas, after getting his receipt tattooed on his arm.
In an attempt to show her daughter how quickly a picture can spread over the internet, one mum's 'lesson' backfired.
Teenagers are ending up in psychiatric care after being urged to commit suicide online.
The father of an underage teen who illegally bought a bottle of vodka online is looking to bring a private prosecution against supplier The Mill.
If the 'just say no to drugs' message isn't getting through to your teens, show them these mugshots.
Colin Wood didn't want to celebrate his birthday, saying he didn't have any friends, so his mum set out to prove him wrong.
Two teens who rescued a woman from a house fire earlier this year personify the Waikato spirit.
Four teenagers will appear in court today charged in relation to the alleged aggravated robbery of two German tourists.
Parents are struggling with giving their teens more freedom, amid fears there are more dangers and temptations out there than in the past.
Principals fed up with sorting out social media backstabbing by pupils hope new law will quash the problem.
Principals want powers to stop students recording and sharing sexual exploits or assaults.
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