Links

Need help with homework, thinking about health and wellness, or just looking for something fun and new to do? Take a look at our list of recommended links for teens.


Online Safety

 

Search Engines

  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature.
  • Open Directory Project
    The largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It is constructed and maintained by a vast, global community of volunteer editors.
  • TinEye
    TinEye is an image search engine built by Idée currently in private beta. Give it an image and it will tell you where the image appears on the web.

 

Express Yourself

Blogging

  • LiveJournal
    LiveJournal lets you express yourself, share your life, and connect with friends online. Discover what’s happening right now, anywhere in the world.
  • WordPress
    WordPress is web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. We like to say that WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.

Social Media

  • Facebook
    Facebook helps you connect and share with the people in your life.
  • Ink361
    Web platform for the app Instagram.
  • Instagram
    It’s a fast, beautiful and fun way to share your photos with friends and family.
  • Pinterest
    Pinterest is an online pinboard. Organize and share things you love.
  • Tumblr
    Follow the world’s creators.
  • Twitter
    Find out what’s happening, right now, with the people and organizations you care about.

Take a Break

Entertainment

  • The Anime Review
    Welcome to The Anime Review! Just use the buttons above to search for titles by genre or rating, to investigate our features, or to learn more about us.
  • Hulu
    Watch your favorites. Anytime. For free.

Games and Gaming

  • Flyff: Fly For Fun
    The game “fly for fun” or “flyff” is a mmorpg (a mass member online role-playing game). The game’s best feature is its fun level; it keeps you hooked and rarely gets old. The thirteen to eighteen age range makes game play neither too old nor too young.
  • GamePro
    Video games, video game reviews, gaming news, game trailers, and game info for gamers.
  • Kotaku
    Kotaku, the gamer’s guide.

Music

  • Bandcamp
    Check out new music and support the artists who make it.
  • Pandora
    Listen to free internet radio. Find new music.
  • Soundcloud
    Find new music and connect with your favorite artists.
  • Spotify
    Millions of tracks, any time you like. Just search for it in Spotify, then play it. Just help yourself to whatever you want, whenever you want it.
  • Valley Free Radio
    WXOJ-LP 103.3 FM is a non-profit, community based and volunteer run radio station for the Greater Northampton area. Members of the Northampton Youth Commission host a radio show for youth by youth, every Saturday of every month from 5:00pm-6:00pm.

Media By & For Teens

  • Hit Record
    A collaborative art and media production company.
  • The One Minutes Jr.
    Sixty-second videos made by young people (between the ages of 12 and 20) from all over the world.
  • Radio Diaries
    Teens documenting their lives on National Public Radio.
  • Swept Away Media
    Swept Away Media is a not for profit youth media organization that trains and mentors youth media enthusiasts who are interested in learning media production skills.
  • Teen Ink
    Teen Ink is a monthly print magazine, website, and a book series all written by teens for teens.

Hot Topics, Health and Advice

Call for Help

  • DIAL/SELF
    A community-based non-profit agency that has been serving the youth and communities of Western MA since 1977. Provides a wide array of services that foster youth empowerment and community services.
  • Mesothelioma Group
    Provides education, support, and financial services to families and patients affected by mesothelioma.
  • Suicide Prevention Life Line
    The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a 24-hour, toll-free suicide prevention service available to anyone in suicidal crisis. If you need help, please dial 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
  • Tapestry Health
    For 38 years, Tapestry Health has played a key role in delivering reproductive health care and HIV counseling and testing to all those who live in Western Massachusetts. (Local) care within reach!

Health

  • Go Ask Alice!
    Ask a health question and get an answer.
  • Quit Day
    Resources for quitting smoking, and making communities smoke-free
  • Reach Out
    We can help you by improving your understanding of the issues that relate to your mental health and well-being and providing information to better understand other people’s experiences.
  • Safe Teens
    Relationships, Nutrition, Safe Sex, Drugs & Alcohol, Mind & Body, Hot Lines, Cool Links, Health Centers Near you
  • Teens Health
    Honest, accurate info and advice about health, relationships, and growing up.
  • The World’s Healthiest Foods
    A non-profit website to provide you with unbiased scientific information about how nutrient-rich World’s Healthiest Foods can promote vibrant health and energy and fit your personal needs and busy lifestyle.
  • Youth Resource
    A website by and for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (GLBTQ) young people, takes a holistic approach to sexual health and exploring issues of concern to GLBTQ youth.

More Hot Topics

  • FosterClub
    The national network for young people in foster care!
  • Gurl.com
    Gurl.com is a leading online community and content site for teenage girls. It contains stories, games and interactive content produced with an independent editorial voice.
  • Living Word Project
    The Living Word Project (LWP) is the resident theater company of Youth Speaks, committed to producing literary performance in the verse of our time.
  • Mind Your Mind
    This is a place where you can get info, resources and the tools to help you manage stress, crisis and mental health problems.
  • RAINN
    Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network Center. The nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.
  • StayTeen.org
    The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy.
  • Youth Speaks
    …because the next generation can speak for itself.

Places to Go, Stuff to Do

  • Flywheel Arts Collective
    Flywheel is a non-profit, volunteer-run community arts space open to all. Among other things, Flywheel offers live music, art exhibits, poetry and spoken word, and a zine library.
  • Mass MOCA
    Check out a free pass with your library card! (Ask for the Springfield Museums pass.)
  • The Quarters
    For teens who love video games- visit this arcade venue.

Make a Difference

Volunteering

  • Best Buddies
    Volunteer to enhance the lives of people with intellectual disabilities. Local programs at Amherst and Northampton High Schools, etc.
  • Northampton Youth Commission
    The Northampton Youth Commission is a group of young people between the ages of 13 -18 who are interested in working to improve the lives of young people in the community by discussing issues of concern and working to provide solutions.
  • Youth Venture
    Building a global movement of young change-makers. Dream it. Do it.

College

  • MatchCollege.com
    Provides in-depth statistical information regarding colleges, universities and trade schools. MatchCollege.com allows college bound students to have a quick overview of every campus in the U.S.A. Lists 6,000+ public and private colleges and universities covering Admissions, Financial Aid, Housing, Employment, and Athletics.
  • Unigo
    Current students tell you what the colleges won’t.
  • US College Search
    The perfect resource for high school students, parents and anyone looking to go back to college.

This page was last updated October 1, 2015