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I understand the irony of your teen girl wanting mom jeans, but trust. She wants them. She obsessed with beauty?
If they're adorned with a puka shell necklace, oversized T-shirt, scrunchies, and socks with sandals, the teen is sure to be participating in a fashion trend embraced by middle school, high school and early college-aged girls around the country. VSCO is a photo editing app that also allows users to post on the Instagram-like platform. But its name pronounced vis'-co has been co-opted to be synonymous with a trend in Gen Z clothing, accessories and lifestyle.
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The top court in Maryland ruled this week that a teen who sent a sexually explicit cellphone video of herself to two friends violated state child pornography law. The teen, referred to in court papers as SK, did not have to register as a sex offender but was ordered to undergo electronic monitoring and probation, which required drug tests and anger management classes as well as permission to leave the state. The decision, which upheld a decision from a lower Maryland appeals court, means other minors who engage in sexting could face similar legal repercussions.
When I first heard the phrase "VSCO girl" from a neighbor over the summerI had to ask her to repeat it several times, then insisted she spell it out because I simply didn't understand what the heck she was talking about. And the phenomenon or meme or movement — whatever you want to label it — has only grown. Moms are trying to make sense of it on the soccer field sidelines, kids are whispering about it as they race out of school, news outlets far and wide have been covering it as, well, news.
I can totally handle talking about periods and pubic hair, I thought. I got this, I thought. A spate of recent books tackle the topic of girls as they grow, just like that, into little women. I expected hormones and eye-rolls, frenemies and first crushes — just not in the way that smartphones and social media have changed everything.
Lorena a pseudonym was arrested after having a miscarriage on suspicion of having an abortion. She gave birth, and without a support network to help her, she dropped out of school. Too many girls find themselves in similar situations, forced to choose between clandestine — and often risky — abortions or continuing an unwanted pregnancy.
Jamie Griffiths, 19, Googled ''how to make a friend'' before making contact with the fellow pupil during two attempts to engage her in conversations as she walked to and from school. The victim, then 17, who was due to sit her mock exams burst into tears during the second encounter and went to police with her mother saying Griffiths would have touched her breast had she not moved away. She later described how her school work had suffered and how she was unable to sit her mock exams. The teenager also said the unwanted touching had hindered her application process to Oxford University.