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Teenager, exactly what it says on the box. Those whose iage/i] falls within the iteens/i]
13-19
13, 14,15,16,17,18,19
Not quite a child, not quite an adult.
For some reason, the media likes to attempt to convince people we are all criminials.
Society: FACE IT! Being a teenager is NOT A CRIME as the way lots of people behave towards us would make you think.
In my opinion, ageism is just as bad as all the other ___isms.
Sorry but I don't believe in being suspicious of someone purely because of the amount of birthdays they had.
In that light, the pathetic plastic fictional sterotype of teenagers portrayed by the media is exposed for what it really is, huh?
Which is:
ABSOLUTE RUBBISH!
Sure, some of them are criminals.
How do you get from some teenagers are criminals to all teenagers are criminals?
That's like saying that some adults have commited crimes therefore all adults have past offences to their name.
Now, whether or not most graffiti is done by teenagers or not, I won't debate.
But if I said that most adultery is done by adults therefore all/most adults commit adultery, you'd probably look at me like I'd gone mad.
Maybe teenagers do commit more crimes than others but more things are illegal for teenagers than any other group, in my experience.
If you look through any anti-teenager website and replace 'teenager' with 'adult', their points are rather brillantly underpinned.
Furthering the first point I made, what is society coming to if, as the media and sterotypes and the general public would have you believe, if you're automatically a criminal when you turn thirteen and automatically stop being a criminal when, and only when, you have your thirteenth birthday.
Sure, there's some that act up in school.
The thing is, 'peer discipline' has more options open to it than being discliplined by someone in a position of trust.
Just one question for everyone,
If for example you had to hit the school 'geek' ((We'll call them Richard)), and either way you would be punished in different ways which scenario would you pick?
A: Hit Richard and get told off at best or get expelled at worst
B:Don't hit Richard and get sent to coventry at best, or at worst get severly beaten up
Hmmm........?

Teenagers are a group of people who are often suspected of crimes because of the amount of birthdays they had.

by Walking Talking Dictionary October 01, 2006
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1.
Something im not proud to be, because a lot of teenagers are quite simply put; idiots.
Im 17, and I look around and see all of these people (teenagers) moping around, I tell them that we live like kings and they shrug me off and tell me about how bad their life is because, for example, they got dumped.

Teenagers aren't mentally ready, or responsible for relationships. Love at first sight? No, lust at first sight my good gentlemen, there is a difference.
by Not Zane September 08, 2004
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2.
People who get no repect and are looked down upon because some of us are idiots.
Not all teenagers are bad, disrespectful, know-it-all, idiots. It's just a pathetic sterotype.
by seth_cohen_fan January 14, 2006
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3.
Someone who has everything but appreciates nothing.
Every teenager(including me, at times)
by Dr Doom January 21, 2005
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4.
Human beings who are unsure whether they are adolescents or adults.
Teenagers annoy me despite the fact that I am one.
by Rodney Basil August 19, 2004
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5.
Something you either have been, are, or will be.
Stop fucking adolescents! Look up and you'll know why.
by TanooKirby May 23, 2003
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6.
people who suffer the most ageisum. most people dislike them. others dont understand them being a teenager is the hardest part of your when confused of who you are and what you wanna do with your life. which is made worse by ageist older people who think all of them are sex obssesd, drug dealing pot heads. Which i find very harsh
two teenagers are walking
adult one- look at those good for nothing kids
adult two- lets cross the road before they tryto sell us drugs
by poiuiyuyredfth October 07, 2006
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7.
When used in the manner to denigrate, it is a superficial umbrella statement asserted against youths between the 13-19 age bracket. The word's negative connotations stem from the actions of the minority of adolescents who typically display qualities and proclivities that can be construed as unappreciative, lame and otherwise emo. While these behaviors only account for a small percentage of the group, the majority of the demographic demonstrates responsibility by involving themselves with extracurricular activities and organizations, striving for academic excellence, holding a job, performing chores, volunteering their time and services to charitable causes, AND coming home in time for curfew.

Fellow teenagers who demonstrate ageism toward their own peers are generally anti-social, bandwagon-jumping slapwads who try too hard to appear edgy and enlightened, thus categorizing them with other lameass individuals of their age bracket; this behavior can only be encapsulated with the term "teenager," by their defintion.
No, not all teenagers are drug toking, binge drinking, baby making chimpanzees from hell. However, if you do insist on exercising your right to be a misanthropist, the moral of this definition is to hate the individual, or the subculture, and not the entire group.
by Katsu April 30, 2005
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