McHenry Public Library


Teen Issues

Driving : Internet Safety : Health : Girl Stuff

GLBTQ Teens : Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol : Dating & Relationships



teen driver

AAA’s Keys2Drive
AAA’s website for teen drivers helps parents and teens learn about their state’s driving laws and help prepare teens for the open road. Includes sample tests for the written exam.

Allstate’s Teen Driver
From Allstate Insurance an interactive website to learn the rules of the road and safe driving practices.

Illinois State’s Teen Driver Safety
The official site for the State of Illinois for all laws and documents that relate to teen drivers.

State Farm’s Better Teen Driving
From State Farm Insurance a website that gives teens tips and tool to become better drivers.

Teens in the Driver Seat
A website written by other teens to raise teen drivers' awareness of car crashes and how to avoid them.

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Internet Safety
teen at computer

NetSmartz Workshop for Teens and Kids
These sites provide a more colorful and interactive approach for kids and teens to learn about Internet safety online. Animated games and stories teach the basics on Internet safety to kids. While on the teen site provide real life stories and comics to explain cyberbullying, social networking and knowing when too much online activities is too much.

ConnectSafely: Smart Socializing Starts Here
Major online communities like Facebook and MySpace support this site and it is a way for teens to learn about safety online. Tips for safety are included for social networking, video sharing sites and cell phone usage.

Wired Safety for Kids and Teens
Wired Safety is an online volunteer organization that is committed to being a “neighborhood cyber-watch”. This site offers age appropriate content for different age levels on online safety along with tips on how to protect yourself online. Kids and teens a review and recommend sites that they feel would appeal to others and that they consider “safe”. 

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Go Ask Alice
Go Ask Alice! covers a wide range of health information for teens. Emotional health, nuturition and fitness, relationships and general health are all covered in a Q & A format asked by teens. Sponsered by Columbia University’s Health Service.

I Wanna Know        
Answers to your questions about teen sexual health and sexually transmitted disease prevention

MedlinePlus: Teens' Page        
Health information just for Teens by the National Institute of Health

Sex, Etc       
Get honest and accurate sexual health information from Rutgers University. Teens can find answers to their questions about sex and relationships, pregnancy, STDs, birth control, sexual orientation and more!

TeensHealth was created for teens looking for honest, accurate information and advice about health, relationships, and growing up.

Teen Health FX
The goal of TeenHealthFX is to provide teens with an online resource for any and all of their questions regarding health, relationships, their body and their sexuality. The information and advice comes from health professionals Goryeb Children's Hospital.

Sexuality and Relationship info you can trust from Planned Parenthood®


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Girl Stuff

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Being Girl
Sponsored by Always, Being Girl offers advice on your period and also on general mind and body issues. For girls, by girls.

Girls’ Health 
Health, fitness and wellness information for girls


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teen girls eating

Gay-Straight Alliance Network 
Youth network that helps develop Gay Strait Alliance Clubs in School

Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network- helping students of any sexual orientation be a valued member of their school community.

The Trevor Project 
For GLBTQ teens; 24/7 suicide prevention

Information and community for Latino gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and questioning (GLBTQ) youth. 


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Smoking, Drugs and Alcohol

Quit Smoking
Resources to help you quit smoking from the American Lung Association
Resources to help you quit smoking

The Truth About Inhalants
This website provides important facts and information about inhalants from the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information.

NIDA for Teens: The Science Behind Drug Abuse


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Dating & Relationships

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Love is Respect
Is a website for teens and professionals working with teens that are facing date abuse. Get information on how define an abusive relationship, how to get out and how to cope. Also, helps friends and family help victims of dating abuse.

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