This week in teen news, we discuss changing brains, the privacy balance between parent and teens, and more!

Editor's note: October is Bullying Prevention Month, so Choices Teacher-Adviser Amy Lauren Smith--a 6th-8th grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, and the brilliant mind behind our monthly Teacher's Guide--has some wonderful examples of resilient teens who have faced bullying and come out stronger.

This week in teen news, we discuss preventing drug abuse in teens, how parents can prevent teen pregnancy, the most influential teens of 2016, and more!

Editor's note: Our November-December issue story, "Heroin Took Over Our Town," discusses teens whose lives have been radically affected by substance abuse. This month, we're pleased to share this joint campaign from DoSomething.org and the CVS Health Foundation to encourage students to get involved in ending the drug addiction epidemic!

Editor's note: Sometimes teens have trouble understanding the moods and emotions that are going through their growing brains. This mood-tracking activity from Choices Teacher-Adviser Amy Lauren Smith--a 6th-8th grade health teacher at the Shanghai American School in Shanghai, China, and the brilliant mind behind our Teacher's Guide each month--presents a therapeutic, activity-based approach to teen mental health.

This week in the news, we discuss International Day of the Girl, growing pains in the teen brain, fighting bullying in the classroom, and the epidemic of deadly teen driving.