Internet sites that enable you to communicate with others are great, but please be sure to read about Teen Safety on the Information Highway before you begin!
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Organizations for and about Teens from SkokieNet
There are a number of organizations in the north suburban area that offer services for local teens. Visit this SkokieNet page to view a lengthy list of groups.
Teen Help Hotlines from SkokieNet
Need someone to talk to? Looking for assistance with a difficult life issue? Take a look at this list of help resources specifically for teens.
Are you a writer? Join this online community to share your work and receive feedback from other teens. Share and discover all kinds of creative writing, from poetry to essays to full novels.
Middle school and high school students can rate their teachers on easiness, helpfulness, and clarity. Submissions are anonymous.
Learn about legal decisions that effect teens, find out how local representatives voted on key issues, and how to register to vote in your area.
The National Youth Rights Association (NYRA) provides opinion, research, and information on a variety of issues ranging from lowering the voting age to curfews. Discussion forums are provided on each topic.
Located in Skokie, the North Shore Chess Center (part of the North American Chess Association) is designed for chess lovers of all ages. It offers something for everyone, from kindergartners to grandmasters.
Get the latest information on PC game titles, trends, tips, reviews, and gaming news at the online version of PC Gamer magazine.
Join in a game, wait for an opponent, or just watch other games being played!
Check out Dark Horse, home of the Star Wars and Buffy the Vampire Slayer series. Features include comic-themed products, message boards, news, multimedia, and more.
Visit the online home of Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. Find out about graphic novels, books, and DVDs; get the latest news and sneak peeks at upcoming projects, browse the "Secret Files," and more
Home of Spider-Man and X-Men, this website features information about current comic books, free online comics, news, and more.
This is one of the best anime/manga sites on the web. You'll find up-to-date industry news, game trailers, products, TV schedules, anime conventions, fan art, interviews, contests, and much more.
Manga for Teens at Skokie Public Library
Take a look at a list of the manga that's in Skokie Public Library's Teen Corner.
This is a great source for free anime pictures and images. You can also find anime summaries and their themes.
Visit this site before you have your body pierced to help you select a piercer and have a safe experience.
Get the low down on drugs and their risks.
This service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health offers trusted health information for teens.
The National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center for teens is designed to "share information about prevention programs, publications, research, and statistics on violence committed by and against young people."
A local Skokie organization that features a teen drop-in center. Response provides prevention, outreach, counseling, and sexual health services in a teen-friendly environment that empowers youth to make healthy life choices.
This award-winning national website is written by teens for teens on teen sexual health issues.