By now you probably have heard about the latest school shooting in Florida which happened at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Valentine’s Day.
If this is not a cry for stricter gun control than i don’t know what is. It is just crazy to think that a teenager who has shown erratic or mental behaviour was able to pass a gun background check system in February 2017. He was able to get an AR-15.
Another silly thing is, why do people even need an assault rifle? These are things we see in video games like Call of Duty. Not something we teenagers should be possessing. For hunting? For self defence? C’mon get real.
As it looks like gun ownership will not be going away anytime soon, we must all do a better job of keeping an eye on people around us. If you know of anyone demonstrating strange violent behaviour (even if it is stated on social media) , you must be prepared to report this individual to your school or the local authorities.
We need to put an end to this senseless violence once and for all.
Sorry for the rant, but these school shootings are really starting to piss a lot of people off.
We wanted to announce to you that we will be changing our chat software in the very near future. We cannot release any details as of yet but we can say it will be worth the wait.
A lot of you have been complaining that there is no block feature and user’s are able to spam at their heart’s content.
Well this will not happen once me make the switchover. You will be able to block users from posting in the chat rooms.
We will also be hiring more moderators to control the amount of spam or dangerous users who log onto our site.
Will keep you posted here for more updates.
One thing teens do a lot of is…watch television. Sometimes too much. Our advice is to always keep TV watching at a minimum. Try to stick to one or two shows at a time and watch perhaps one episode per week.
Here are some of the best all time most popular television series that have been watched by teens from all over the world.
- Beverly Hill 90210
- The Vampire Diaries
- Pretty Little Liars
- Teen Wolf
- Gossip Girl
- The O.C.
- Boy Meets World
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- That 70’s Show
- Pretty Little Liars
- One Tree Hill
Most of these are available on various networks on television or purchase on DVD or Blu-ray at your favorite local retailers. Give them a shot, we are sure you will find them all entertaining.
Wow, can’t believe how fast 2017 went by. We hope everything went well for you all.
Set your goals, stick to them, appreciate your family and friends….just a few things we can all do better.
Stay tuned for exciting new changes to our site this year. We are keeping it a secret for now but stay tuned to these blogs for more information.
Happy New Year everyone!
Long time no speak. We are hoping you are having or had a great summer.
So you are a recent graduate and you need to prepare for college life!
What an exciting time isn’t it?
Some suggestions we can make is to be prepared. Visit your campus ahead of time and familiarize yourself with the surroundings. If you will be living on campus, prepare all the necessary living arrangements beforehand. You don’t want to wait until the last minute. This will also help with safety.
Another suggestion we can give you is to prepare yourself for a heavier workload. College life is a little different than high school life so you will need to prepare more thoroughly. That means studying harder, reading more and being more technical. Utilize all the tools you can by learning how to use technology better.
More likely than not, you will be looking to make new friends. Now is the time to put the video game controller down and work on your public and people skills. Meet new friends and treat everyone with respect. After all, people will treat you the way that you treat them.
One thing you can also do is consider to work part time somewhere. College life becomes a little bit more expensive especially if you will be moving out from your parent’s house. Be prepared for a slightly more expensive life and the work experience can only help you down the road.
It is also important that you get involved in your school’s activities. This is a good way to assimilate yourself into the new environment and a great way to make new friends.
Have a chat with other teenagers heading to college and share your stories with them. This can only help.
Hey again y’all
So who here likes video games? Yeah, that’s what I thought, just about everybody.
We recently asked some members, moderators and staff their favorite video games of all time. We included all console systems and PC together. Here is a list of what we came up with. (They are not in any particular order, just those that received the most votes)
- Street Fighter 2
- Space Invaders
- World of Warcraft
- Super Mario Bros.
- Final Fantasy
- Sim City
- NHL ’94
What do you think of this list we compiled? Please leave a comment below if you feel we have missed one of the all time greats.
Happy gaming to everyone!
A common question we receive is “can i be a moderator?”.
The simple answer is yes you can. But the more complex answer is, you need to qualify.
To be a moderator in our chat rooms, you will have to have a good head on your shoulders. You will also need to recognize what is right and wrong. Banning or kicking someone for fun or because you have a beef with them is definitely not a trait we are looking for.
We are constantly looking for good moderators who spend a good amount of time in our chat rooms. If you feel you qualify please send the administrator in our chat forums a message and your application will be considered.
You will need to create an account there first though.
With Valentine’s Day just on the horizon, we thought it would be a good time to discuss about marriage.
You’re still a teen, have you thought about it?
If you are currently in a serious relationship are considering getting married with your significant other, it is important you consider many factors.
The reality is, today, many people are getting married much later in life. Before, it was not uncommon to see two teenagers “tie the knot” but now it is actually very rare. Many people have the cost factor to keep in mind. You may also still be in school and want to concentrate on that. After school, you will be early on in your career so that can cause marriage to take a back seat also.
Therefore, there are many factors to consider besides love. Having said that, if you feel very strongly spending the rest of your life with your love, then all the power to you. Go for it! But, please consider everything before proceeding.
There is nothing wrong with spending some more time with your partner before getting hitched.
Sometimes teenagers will be blinded by love. We should all have some experience in life before we commit to spending the rest of our lives with someone.
Take your time to decide.
Here is a warm welcome to 2017.
This is going to be your year (yeah, we said that last year too)
No, but seriously, it will be.
We hope you have kept all your resolutions from last year and make new ones this year. Keep up the good work and wishing you all the best for 2017.
Have a very Merry Xmas from all of us at Teen Chat.