Teen Life is a listing of informational, inspirational and personal web sites belonging to or created for teenagers.

Would you like to become an editor of Teens? We're looking for volunteers who are eager to contribute to this growing category of the Curlie directory. Try applying for a subcategory of Teen Life and join the fun.

Please read the following carefully before suggesting a site to any Kids_and_Teens category, and note that no site is guaranteed placement or review.
*** Failure to follow these guidelines will result in the deletion of your suggestion. ***

Kids_and_Teens is for audiences 18 and under. Please note that this directory is for kids and not about kids.

  • If any portion of your site contains profanity, obscenities, and/or sexually-explicit content, do not submit it to Kids and Teens. Submission could result a permanent ban from the whole directory.

  • Sites intended for a general audience may be accepted in Kids_and_Teens provided they are appropriate for individuals ages 18 and under.

  • Sites containing chat rooms, discussion forums, or any other interactive content will be listed only if the interactive content complies with Kids and Teens guidelines.

  • Sites must not be under construction, submitted to multiple or inappropriate subcategories, or offer online sales. Note that commercial sites may possibly be added by editor discretion if they offer significant non-commercial content, but suggesting them here is very likely to lead to deletion without review.
  • If you believe your site complies with these guidelines, you are welcome to suggest it once to the single most appropriate category, but remember,

    failure to follow these guidelines will result in the deletion of your suggestion.
    This category contains advice for teenagers, ranging from the ages of 11-19. Do think carefully and use your own judgement. It can be hard to determine the qualifications of those offering advice over the Internet. Please be careful not to reveal identifying personal information when requesting advice.
    Please only submit sites that are appropriate for, and of interest to, teenagers between the ages of 11-18. Sites that are primarily designed to sell products or services will not be listed in any branch of Kids and Teens.

    Please remember that no site is guaranteed placement in the Kids and Teens section of the Open Directory. Any site that contains content inappropriate for children, is still under construction, low on content, submitted to multiple inappropriate categories, using multiple URLs for multiple submissions, or consisting primarily of affiliate links to products will be deleted.

    Information on babysitting, safety tips, on-line courses, songs you can teach the kids, games you can play, stories you can read, and other do's and don'ts of babysitting.
    This category is for sites that foster creativity in teenagers by showcasing their work. Examples of creative expression that are appropriate to this category include poetry, music, artwork, photography, basketry, sculpture, leatherwork and metalwork by teenagers.
    Please only submit sites that are appropriate for, and of interest to, teenagers between the ages of 11-19. Sites that are primarily designed to sell products or services will not be listed in any branch of Kids and Teens.

    Please remember that no site is guaranteed placement in the Kids and Teens section of the Open Directory. Any site that contains content inappropriate for children, is still under construction, low on content, submitted to multiple inappropriate categories, using multiple URLs for multiple submissions, or consisting primarily of affiliate links to products will be deleted.

    Personal homepages will not be listed in this category, but should be submitted to Kids and Teens/People and Society/Personal Homepages.

    This category is for sites that are links to teenage sites. This can be in the form of a links page, search engine or directory. Most web sites will include ratings and reviews of the linked-to teen sites.
    Please submit the main page of your site only. The entire site should be a dedicated teen directory / links page / search engine. If your teen-aimed web site doesn''t have a large number of links, please submit to another category within Kids and Teens as it will not be included here.
    An important part of every teenager's life is the experience of learning how to drive. In this category you will find helpful sites related to teen drivers and new drivers alike.
    Sites in this category will offer information about general Teen fashion.
    Please submit sites only dealing with general Teen fashion sense.

    Shopping sites are not allowed in the Kids and Teens Directory.

    This category contains resources specifically for and about Teen Life as relates to Girls. Includes groups, clubs, societies, email lists, magazines, e-zines, forums, and chat sites.
    This category contains resources specifically for and about Teen Life as relates to Girls. Includes groups, clubs, societies, email lists, magazines, e-zines, forums, and chat sites.

    Before submitting a site, be sure to read the category description.

    Please submit to an appropriate subcategory, if one is available. Otherwise, submit here. Failure to submit to the most specific appropriate category can delay the consideration of your submission.

    Personal homepages are listed in Kids and Teens: People and Society: Personal Homepages: By Teens.

    Sites selling cosmetics and other beauty products are not listed in the Kids and Teens Directory.

    Pornography submitted here will be deleted. This is not even close to being the right category.

    This category contains web sites which deal with controversial or current issues which are of importance to teenagers.

    Topics may include career planning, government and politics, news, religion, sexuality, suicide, and truancy.

    All sites suggested to this category must be designed for use by teens and provide information about issues which are important to them.

    The following types of sites will not be accepted:

    • Sites designed for parents or teachers, or to sell products or services;
    • Sites that are derogatory or defile persons, ideas, or objects or are flame sites.

    This category is not for sites that pertain to personal issues of an individual person or for Personal Homepages.

    Magazines, articles, or mailing lists that are published on-line, or are the on-line version of a magazine or newspaper geared towards teenagers.
    Please only submit sites which are geared towards teenagers. Sites who focus on marketing or selling products to Teens should be listed under Shopping, and will not be accepted in this section. Sites which are not updated frequently will also not be accepted.
    This category lists pages and sites which pay tribute to deceased teenagers. Sites may be created by grown-ups or teens.
    Online Communities are sites where people with similar interests can communicate with each other, learn, and contribute. Contribution is the defining factor of an online community.

    Sites in this category must be strictly for teens. They must be sites where young people can interact with each other and "leave their mark" on the site. Sites that offer clubs, give kids a chance to write reviews, and sites that offer free home pages are good examples of online communities. However, just offering one of these things doesn't make a site a community. Sites for this category will be carefully screened and must meet the criteria of a community.

    Please submit sites that are strictly for teens. All submitted sites should provide a place for young people to interact with each other and "leave their mark" on the site. Sites that are strictly for kids or for kids and teens should be submitted to Kids_and_Teens/People_and_Society/Online_Communities/.

    No site is guaranteed placement in the Open Directory. Any site still under construction, submitted to multiple inappropriate categories, using multiple URLs for multiple submissions, or consisting primarily of affiliate links to products will be deleted.

    Prom stories, prom tips, prom planning, almost anything prom related, but no commercial sites.
    Commercial sites are not accepted into any category within Kids and Teens.
    Sites about runaways, why the run away, and groups that exist to help them.
    Sites oriented to and suitable for a teen audience, about puberty, sexual orientation, and other aspects of sexuality, including dating behavior, abstinence, sexual activity, birth control, disease prevention, and the consequences of sexual activity. It also includes the issue of sexual assault.
    Please submit only sites of interest to and suitable for teenagers. Informational websites about teen sexuality that are directed toward the interests and concerns of parents or other adults are not appropriate for this Kids & Teens category, but may be submitted to other areas of the Open Directory.

    Do not submit sites intended primarily to sell a product or service. They will not be listed in this category.

    Submissions will be screened for their suitability to an adolescent audience. Sites will not be listed if they include profanity, obscenity, or sexually explicit content.

    Information on causes and where to locate help for teenagers and others contemplating or affected by suicide.
    Submit sites with information about how to prevent or by those affected by teenage suicide.
    The pros and cons of skipping school.