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Teen Web Resources

Colleges Scholarships & Careers

  • Colleges, College Scholarships, and Financial Aid - Easy access to information on free college scholarship and financial aid searches, SAT and ACT test preparation tips, and information on colleges and universities throughout the United States.
  • California Homeschool Network Teen Resources - Offers youth-authored essays about school, free education, information on scholarships, and how to find colleges that accept homeschoolers.
  • College Board - College prep materials, from planning your future to registering for the SAT. Also includes career information.
  • Knowhow2go offers guidance and advice to show that college is possible for everyone.
  • Guide to California Colleges & Universities. Location, admissions, and financial aid information on colleges and universities around California.
  • Study Zone Guide, a series of free study guides on a variety of standardized tests commonly utilized for admissions, licensing, and educational assessment.
  • Princeton Review, try the Counselor-O-Matic will match you with a school that's right for you, or decide for yourself based on their many lists (most beautiful campuses, happiest students, etc.).
  • Trade Schools Guide - Explore the world of trade schools! Find a program that specializes in the career that you simply browse to get an idea of what's out there.
  • Fast Web - Set up a personalized profile that will match your specific skills, and abilities, and interests to Fast Web's database of over 400,000 scholarships.
  • FinAid - Comprehensive financial aid information, from scholarships to savings plans.
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  Apply for free! Access to application and information about Federal Student Aid. 
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook - Extensive information, including qualifications, work environments,  and salary, on thousands of careers.
  • Find information about careers in the military. U.S. Military Recruitment Information
        Air Force  Army Coast Guard Marines Navy

Music, Movies & More

  • All Music has extensive information on all your favorite musicians and bands.
  • Teen Music - Contests, polls, quizzes, music news, and-of course-music, all designed with teens in mind.
  • International Movie Database Your one-stop shop for all things movie-related.
  • Tons of information, plus movie reviews from the cranky old guys from the Muppets!
  • Rotten Tomatoes - Movie reviews and more.
  • DC Comics Join the message boards to chat about your favorite superhero,  read the "secret files" of DC Comics stars, and get news about upcoming issues.
  • Marvel - Read Marvel comics online!
  • Viz Manga Online has your favorite Viz manga available online.
  • Game FAQs Answers to all your questions about gaming.
  • Gamehouse Play online games without downloading or registering.
  • GamePro Just like the magazine, GamePro online offers cheat codes, game reviews, and news on what’s happening in the gaming world.
  • Internet Public Library Information to help you with life, school, friends, and work. You'll  find articles written especially to help you solve problems, links to web sites you can use for homework, and a place to ask questions.

Teens & the law

  • California Teens - Department of Motor Vehicles - Everything a teen needs to know about getting a license: obtaining
     a permit, sample written tests, tips for passing the driving test, and  an online appointment system to schedule your tests.
  • A Guide to the Business of Babysitting - Everything you need to know the become an expert babysitter!
  • New Teen Drivers - Driving tips for new drivers.
  • Safe Teens - Internet safety advice from a site that promises "no preaching,  just good advice".
  • Teens 4 Hire - Tons of information here for teen job seekers, including the  types of jobs that work best for teens, how to land the perfect job, and the rights of youth workers.
  • Young Workers' Health & Safety - Information for teens on safe work conditions and other job-related  laws.
  • Youth Rights from a youth-led group dedicated to supporting the rights of young people, this site offers information on your rights as a teenager and updates on changing laws that may affect you.

Online Rules of Safety

I will not give out personal information such as my address, telephone number, email, picture, parents' work address/telephone number, credit card number, or the name and location of my school without my parents' permission.
I will tell my parents if I come across any information that makes me feel uncomfortable. I will not open email, files, links, pictures, or games from people that I don't know or trust.
I will always use a pretend name that doesn't reveal anything about me when using the Internet. I will never reveal my password to anyone in order to avoid having it stolen.
I will never agree to get together with someone I "meet" online without first checking with my parents. If my parents agree to the meeting, I will be sure that it is in a public place and bring my parent(s) or guardian along.
I will not believe everything I read on the Internet. I will always check the source of information and confirm it with a parent, teacher, or librarian.
I will practice responsible online behavior.
I will talk with my parents so that we can set up rules for going online including when I can go online, how long I can be online and appropriate areas I can visit online.
I will not make any online purchases without my parents' permission.
I will not post or send inappropriate messages or threats to anyone online.
I will not take words, pictures or sounds from someone else's web site without their permission.
My Rules for Online Safety are inspired by Child Safety on the Information Highway and Media Awareness Network.

Evaluating Websites

Here are some guidelines to help you choose the most useful web site.
Who -- Who is the author of your website? What are his or her qualifications? Is information about the author clearly stated or easy to access? What organization, company, government, school, or university supports the information?
What -- What is the purpose of the website? Is its purpose to inform, persuade, or entertain? Is the information biased?
When -- When was the web site created and last updated? Is it current? Are the links to other sites working?
Where -- Where is this Web page located? Is it a personal  home page? Is it part of an organization, government, or school?
Why -- Why would you use this site? Is the information useful to you? Does it answer your questions or help you with your homework?

Remember, ask your librarian to help you find the best information to answer your questions.


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