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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' partially follows this. In the latter books, the teen characters go through lots of romantic drama and "snog" (i.e. passionately kiss or, in American slang, "make out") a number of times, but it's simply never mentioned whether any of them go all the way. Cue fan debates over whether or not Harry lost his virginity to Ginny [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "off-screen"]] ("off-page?") during ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''. They do swear, but the worst words are taken out with the NarrativeProfanityFilter unless they happen to be FantasticSlurs. The actors in [[Film/HarryPotter the movies]] are pretty close to the right age, but they all have good skin. And according to Website/IMDb trivia, the actors' skin was actually digitally cleaned up on the fourth film.

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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'' partially follows this. In the latter books, the teen characters go through lots of romantic drama and "snog" (i.e. passionately kiss or, in American slang, "make out") a number of times, but it's simply never mentioned whether any of them go all the way. Cue fan debates over whether or not Harry lost his virginity to Ginny [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar "off-screen"]] ("off-page?") between chapters during ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheHalfBloodPrince Half-Blood Prince]]''. They do swear, but the worst words are taken out with the NarrativeProfanityFilter unless they happen to be FantasticSlurs. The actors in [[Film/HarryPotter the movies]] are pretty close to the right age, but they all have good skin. And according to Website/IMDb trivia, the actors' skin was actually digitally cleaned up on the fourth film.



* Pick ANY [[Franchise/DisneyChannelLiveActionUniverse live action Disney Channel sitcom]], chances are that just one of 'em will feature at least 50%-75% of the rules of being a TV Teen. Averted sometimes with the recent {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} sitcoms, they at least [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar try to take risks]].

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* Pick ANY [[Franchise/DisneyChannelLiveActionUniverse live action Disney Channel sitcom]], chances are that just one of 'em will feature at least 50%-75% of the rules of being a TV Teen. Averted sometimes with the recent {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} sitcoms, they at least [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar try to take risks]].risks.


* ''Perfect complexions.'' Skin conditions are much better in the TV world than they are in the real world. This one grates a bit, when the character is supposed to be suffering a crisis of confidence related to a pimple that the audience cannot quite make out, or the idea of having bad acne is a single pimple.

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* ''Perfect complexions.'' Skin conditions are much better in the TV world than they are in the real world. This one grates a bit, when the character is supposed to be suffering a crisis of confidence related to a pimple that the audience cannot quite make out, or the idea of having bad acne is [[RiseOfZitboy a single pimple.pimple]].



** In movies at least, this tends to be taken to the other extreme. For example, in ''Superbad'', just about every other word Jonah Hill's character says is [[ClusterFBomb "fuck"]]. While real teenagers do swear, few do it to even a fifth of that extent.

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** In movies at least, this tends to be taken to the other extreme. For example, in ''Superbad'', ''Film/{{Superbad}}'', just about every other word Jonah Hill's character says is [[ClusterFBomb "fuck"]]. While real teenagers do swear, few do it to even a fifth of that extent.



* High school settings being ''dominated'' by {{Alpha Bitch}}es with {{Girl Posse}}s and {{Jerk Jock}}s on the sport teams.



** If this is not the case, they often will instead [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex ALL]] [[HormoneAddledTeenager engage in sex whenever given the opportunity]], and the girls will dress as provocatively as possible, [[NoDressCode including in school]]. This sex will likely lead to a pregnancy for at least one character on the show, or at least a pregnancy scare.

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** If this is not the case, they often will instead [[EverybodyHasLotsOfSex ALL]] [[HormoneAddledTeenager engage in sex whenever given the opportunity]], and the girls will dress as provocatively as possible, [[NoDressCode including in school]]. This sex will likely lead to [[TeenPregnancy a pregnancy pregnancy]] for at least one character on the show, or at least a pregnancy scare.



* At the same time, Teens are also capable of putting together incredibly elaborate plots. Especially if it's a {{Revenge}} scheme.

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* At the same time, Teens teens are also capable of putting together incredibly elaborate plots. Especially if it's a {{Revenge}} scheme.





* ''[[DawsonCasting Twenty-four-year-old actors playing teens]]''.

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* ''[[DawsonCasting Twenty-four-year-old actors playing teens]]''. If they're high schoolers; this is averted for middle schoolers.



** Basically they are portrayed as either atypically cleaner or atypically wilder than most people's adolescence [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin with no middle ground]], and whichever one will be presented as the norm in their verse, which one often hinges on rather or not DawsonCasting is in effect and if they are the central cast or not. If they're either the main characters in a family/Disney show (with maybe some much less important or [[RememberTheNewGuy previously non-existent]] character being the opposite in the VerySpecialEpisode) or they themselves are less important characters than the adults in a work (in these they tend to spend much of their screentime brooding), they will be squeaky clean, very chaste, never party or drink, though in teen comedies/dramas [[AdultsAreUseless anarchy]] is basically in effect and the teens will be hypersexual, party and drink constantly without parental repercussions.

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** Basically they are portrayed as either atypically cleaner or atypically wilder than most people's adolescence [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin with no middle ground]], and whichever one will be presented as the norm in their verse, which one often hinges on rather or not DawsonCasting is in effect and if they are the central cast or not. If they're either the main characters in a family/Disney show (with maybe some much less important or [[RememberTheNewGuy previously non-existent]] character being the opposite in the VerySpecialEpisode) VerySpecialEpisode, perhaps WrongGenreSavvy) or they themselves are less important characters than the adults in a work (in these they tend to spend much of their screentime brooding), they will be squeaky clean, very chaste, never party or drink, though in teen comedies/dramas [[AdultsAreUseless anarchy]] is basically in effect and the teens will be hypersexual, party and drink constantly without parental repercussions.repercussions and occasional parental encouragement, unthinkable of happening in other genres.


** Basically they are portrayed as either atypically cleaner or atypically wilder than most people's adolescence [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin with no middle ground]], and whichever one will be presented as the norm in their verse, which one often hinges on rather or not DawsonCasting is in effect and if they are the central cast or not. If they're either the main characters in a family/Disney show (with maybe some much less important or [[RememberTheNewGuy previously non-existent]] character being the opposite in the VerySpecialEpisode) or they themselves are less important characters than the adults (in these they tend to spend much of their screentime brooding), they will be squeaky clean, very chaste, never party or drink, though in teen comedies/dramas [[AdultsAreUseless anarchy]] is basically in effect and the teens will be hypersexual, party and drink constantly without parental repercussions.

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** Basically they are portrayed as either atypically cleaner or atypically wilder than most people's adolescence [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin with no middle ground]], and whichever one will be presented as the norm in their verse, which one often hinges on rather or not DawsonCasting is in effect and if they are the central cast or not. If they're either the main characters in a family/Disney show (with maybe some much less important or [[RememberTheNewGuy previously non-existent]] character being the opposite in the VerySpecialEpisode) or they themselves are less important characters than the adults in a work (in these they tend to spend much of their screentime brooding), they will be squeaky clean, very chaste, never party or drink, though in teen comedies/dramas [[AdultsAreUseless anarchy]] is basically in effect and the teens will be hypersexual, party and drink constantly without parental repercussions.


** Basically they are portrayed as either atypically cleaner or atypically wilder than most people's adolescence [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin with no middle ground]], and whichever one will be presented as the norm in their verse, which one often hinges on rather or not DawsonCasting is in effect and if they are the central cast or not. If they're either the main characters in a family/Disney show (with maybe some much less important character being the opposite in the VerySpecialEpisode) or they themselves are less important characters than the adults (in these they tend to spend much of their screentime brooding), they will be squeaky clean, though in teen comedies/dramas [[AdultsAreUseless anarchy]] is basically in effect.

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** Basically they are portrayed as either atypically cleaner or atypically wilder than most people's adolescence [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin with no middle ground]], and whichever one will be presented as the norm in their verse, which one often hinges on rather or not DawsonCasting is in effect and if they are the central cast or not. If they're either the main characters in a family/Disney show (with maybe some much less important or [[RememberTheNewGuy previously non-existent]] character being the opposite in the VerySpecialEpisode) or they themselves are less important characters than the adults (in these they tend to spend much of their screentime brooding), they will be squeaky clean, very chaste, never party or drink, though in teen comedies/dramas [[AdultsAreUseless anarchy]] is basically in effect.effect and the teens will be hypersexual, party and drink constantly without parental repercussions.

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** Basically they are portrayed as either atypically cleaner or atypically wilder than most people's adolescence [[CantGetAwayWithNuthin with no middle ground]], and whichever one will be presented as the norm in their verse, which one often hinges on rather or not DawsonCasting is in effect and if they are the central cast or not. If they're either the main characters in a family/Disney show (with maybe some much less important character being the opposite in the VerySpecialEpisode) or they themselves are less important characters than the adults (in these they tend to spend much of their screentime brooding), they will be squeaky clean, though in teen comedies/dramas [[AdultsAreUseless anarchy]] is basically in effect.


* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Features HighSchoolHustler and TeachersPet Walter Denton, who carried a very squeaky voice over from the radio. Also in the main cast is SpoiledSweet Harriet Conklin, the principal's daughter. Showing up from time-to-time, is the [[DumbJock dumb]] but [[LovableJock good-natured]] Stretch Snodgrass - or his brother [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Bones]].

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Features HighSchoolHustler and TeachersPet Walter Denton, who carried a very squeaky voice over from the radio. Also in the main cast is SpoiledSweet spoiled Harriet Conklin, the principal's daughter. Showing up from time-to-time, is the [[DumbJock dumb]] but [[LovableJock good-natured]] Stretch Snodgrass - or his brother [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Bones]].


** Jo had no problem having them swear, but has stated that "my editor wouldn't let me." Well, until Deathly Hallows, that is.

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** Jo had no problem having them swear, but has stated that "my editor wouldn't let me." Well, until Deathly Hallows, that is. The films added [[DidNotDoTheBloodyResearch Ron's catchphrase of "bloody hell!"]].


* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Features HighSchoolHustler and TeachersPet Walter Denton, who carried a very squeaky voice over from the radio. Also in the main cast is SpoiledSweet Harriet Conklin, the principal's daughter. Showing up from time-to-time, is the [[DumbJock dumb]] but [[LovableJock good-natured]] Stretch Snodgrass - or his brother [[SuspiciouslySimiliarSubstitute Bones]].

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Features HighSchoolHustler and TeachersPet Walter Denton, who carried a very squeaky voice over from the radio. Also in the main cast is SpoiledSweet Harriet Conklin, the principal's daughter. Showing up from time-to-time, is the [[DumbJock dumb]] but [[LovableJock good-natured]] Stretch Snodgrass - or his brother [[SuspiciouslySimiliarSubstitute [[SuspiciouslySimilarSubstitute Bones]].

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* ''Radio/OurMissBrooks'': Features HighSchoolHustler and TeachersPet Walter Denton, who carried a very squeaky voice over from the radio. Also in the main cast is SpoiledSweet Harriet Conklin, the principal's daughter. Showing up from time-to-time, is the [[DumbJock dumb]] but [[LovableJock good-natured]] Stretch Snodgrass - or his brother [[SuspiciouslySimiliarSubstitute Bones]].


* ''Perfect complexions.'' Skin conditions are much better in the TV world than they are in the real world. This one grates a bit, when the character is supposed to be suffering a crisis of confidence related to a pimple that the audience cannot quite make out.

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* ''Perfect complexions.'' Skin conditions are much better in the TV world than they are in the real world. This one grates a bit, when the character is supposed to be suffering a crisis of confidence related to a pimple that the audience cannot quite make out.out, or the idea of having bad acne is a single pimple.




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* Teens are often seen wearing the "latest" and "trendy" clothes that look like they were very expensive.
* Whenever they are seen at school they are often seen in the hallways, lunch room, and rarely in class.


* Pick ANY [[Franchise/DisneyChannelLiveActionUniverse live action Disney Channel sitcom]], chances are that just one of 'em will feature at least 50%-75% of the rules of being a TV Teen. Averted sometimes with the recent {{Nickelodeon}} sitcoms, they at least [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar try to take risks]].

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* Pick ANY [[Franchise/DisneyChannelLiveActionUniverse live action Disney Channel sitcom]], chances are that just one of 'em will feature at least 50%-75% of the rules of being a TV Teen. Averted sometimes with the recent {{Nickelodeon}} {{Creator/Nickelodeon}} sitcoms, they at least [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar try to take risks]].


* Pick ANY [[{{DCLAU}} live action Disney Channel sitcom]], chances are that just one of 'em will feature at least 50%-75% of the rules of being a TV Teen. Averted sometimes with the recent {{Nickelodeon}} sitcoms, they at least [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar try to take risks]].

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* Pick ANY [[{{DCLAU}} [[Franchise/DisneyChannelLiveActionUniverse live action Disney Channel sitcom]], chances are that just one of 'em will feature at least 50%-75% of the rules of being a TV Teen. Averted sometimes with the recent {{Nickelodeon}} sitcoms, they at least [[GettingCrapPastTheRadar try to take risks]].


** Creator/JudyBlume's novels for teenagers in the 1970s were among the first to tackle such controversial matters as racism (''Literature/IggiesHouse''), menstruation (''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret''), divorce (''It's Not the End of the World'', ''Literature/JustAsLongAsWereTogether''), bullying (''Literature/{{Blubber}}''), masturbation (''Deenie''; ''Then Again, Maybe I Won't'') and teen sex (''Forever''), and as such have been the source of controversy over the appropriateness of such topics for her middle school audience. They have been banned often.

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** Creator/JudyBlume's novels for teenagers in the 1970s were among the first to tackle such controversial matters as racism (''Literature/IggiesHouse''), menstruation (''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret''), divorce (''It's Not the End of the World'', ''Literature/JustAsLongAsWereTogether''), bullying (''Literature/{{Blubber}}''), masturbation (''Deenie''; ''Then Again, Maybe I Won't'') ''Literature/ThenAgainMaybeIWont'') and teen sex (''Forever''), and as such have been the source of controversy over the appropriateness of such topics for her middle school audience. They have been banned often.


* All books which are in the category of "juvenile literature" in the United States until the 1970s, with a few (very controversial) exceptions such as ''TheCatcherInTheRye''.
** JudyBlume's novels for teenagers in the 1970s were among the first to tackle such controversial matters as racism (''Iggie's House''), menstruation (''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret''), divorce (''It's Not the End of the World, Just As Long As We're Together''), bullying (''Literature/{{Blubber}}''), masturbation (''Deenie''; ''Then Again, Maybe I Won't'') and teen sex (''Forever''), and as such have been the source of controversy over the appropriateness of such topics for her middle school audience. They have been banned often.

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* All books which are in the category of "juvenile literature" in the United States until the 1970s, with a few (very controversial) exceptions such as ''TheCatcherInTheRye''.
''Literature/TheCatcherInTheRye''.
** JudyBlume's Creator/JudyBlume's novels for teenagers in the 1970s were among the first to tackle such controversial matters as racism (''Iggie's House''), (''Literature/IggiesHouse''), menstruation (''Literature/AreYouThereGodItsMeMargaret''), divorce (''It's Not the End of the World, Just As Long As We're Together''), World'', ''Literature/JustAsLongAsWereTogether''), bullying (''Literature/{{Blubber}}''), masturbation (''Deenie''; ''Then Again, Maybe I Won't'') and teen sex (''Forever''), and as such have been the source of controversy over the appropriateness of such topics for her middle school audience. They have been banned often.

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