Website for teens

Young people need direct access to digital, body and health information.

www.toughcookies.info provides young people with access to open and honest, age-appropriate body and health education.

Our new magazine style website aims to reach teens with accurate information covering healthy relationships, puberty, periods and sexual health topics.

Anything a young person would be embarrassed or ashamed to ask their parents or peers about, they’re likely to ask the Internet. Reports exploring ‘How Teens Use Media’ found social networks are a regular source of information and advice, and with less face to face youth work happening, a digital response to health education is a must!

We encourage schools and youth organisations to link on your own website and signpost parents and young people. Visit www.toughcookies.info – Your guide to growing up.

Young people are confident users of digital platforms, providing new possibilities for body and health education.

Interviews, Posters And Quizzes, Advice On Friendship And Body Worries – tough cookies.info Have It Covered .

Periods explained

Periods, also known as menstruation, are a monthly cycle, where the body goes through changes and leads to a flow of blood and tissue from the uterus, coming out from the vagina.

Gender Identity

Gender identity is how a person feels and who they know them self to be when it comes to their gender. There are many different gender identities, including male, female, transgender, gender-neutral, non-binary, agender and pangender.

What is sexual consent?

The age of consent is the legal age when people can engage in sexual activity. In the UK, the age of consent is 16-years-old. This is the same regardless of the person’s gender or sexuality.

HIV: the facts

HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus, it is a treatable long-term condition and with early diagnosis and prompt treatment people living with HIV can lead normal lives.