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Health & Safety

Staying safe and healthy, mentally and physically, is probably the most important thing you can do. These websites will help you stay strong, answer your questions, and give you resources to cope if something does go wrong.

Health and Fitness

  • bodimojo
    Body+Motivation+Journey=bodimojo, which focuses on body confidence through interactive social network connections to help you stay motivated in your health goals. Website includes health articles, quizzes, games, and even an app with a free BMI dashboard and health tracker.
  • The Cool Spot
    This website provides important information to teens about the risks involved in alcohol abuse and peer pressure.
  • Girl's Health
    Maintained by the Office on Women's Health, this site provides information for girls between the ages of 10 and 16.
  • Go Ask Alice!
    Need honest answers? Go Ask Alice, a question and answer resource produced by Columbia University.
  • Scarleteen: Sex Ed for the Real World
    This website gives real world sex ed information for teens and 20s with no judgements.
  • Seriously Sexuality
    Get information on how to practice safe sex, how to communicate with your partner and what to do if you feel you are being sexually abused.
  • Spark Teens
    Do you want help and motivation to eat right and get fit? Spark Teens might be right for you!
  • TeensHealth
    Information on physical and mental health in easy-to-understand articles.

Mental Health

*Many of the above websites also deal with mental health. Here are some resources for more specific problems or concerns*


Safety

  • NSTeens
    Do you know how much information it's safe to give out?
  • RespectRX: Self Defense
    Learn simple ways to protect yourself.
  • That's Not Cool
    Your cell phone, IM and social networks are extensions of who you are. If people are making you feel uncomfortable online, that's not cool.