Your Questions About Work Online For Teenagers

Daniel asks…

Are there any part time jobs online for teenagers?

I'm 16 years old, and I want to find a job that I can do online to help my family pay for stuff.

I'm honestly really good with computers, and know more than the average person, so an online job would be pretty good for me.

Anything online would be fine, but I see a number of data entry jobs online, and I want to do that, but I'm not sure if they're safe.

So does anyone have suggestions for me? Or does anyone work for a data entry job that they know is safe?

Thanks in advance for answering :D
P.S. I would actually enjoy writing articles for websites, anyone got an idea as to where I could do something like this?

dknol answers:

First the bad news:
There is just no such thing as online jobs that you can do from home. These are all scams and the people that encourage you to do them and tell you how much money they have made, are all a part of the scam. The scam may be modeling, building a network of people, telemarketing, online sales, filling out surveys, gifting businesses, data entry, travel writing, transcription services or other similar ploys. Remember that data entry has been made obsolete by Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software which can read that characters in a document and translate those into text for you. Re-typing information is completely outdated and unneeded. Cut and paste jobs fall into the same category.

Note: Whenever you are dealing with online unknown parties you can get into bad situations where you are offered money for the wrong reasons – to build a relationship with someone that does not have your best interests at heart but seeks to ensnare you. Being paid for seemingly simple tasks or for sending pictures are all part of the stepping stones into being groomed for human trafficking. I know this sounds wierd that someone goes out looking for a job and ends up in a bad situation but it happens. Both men and women are vulnerable and both men and women of all ages may be the perpetrators.

Multi-level marketing (also called network marketing) is a fine line away from an illegal pyramid scheme where the emphasis is on involving more people and not on selling products. If the emphasis is on building a marketing group but no product is being sold then that is a red flag. Also, if they are trying to get you to buy motivational materials, etc. Then you can cross them off too.

A word about Ponzi schemes – A Ponzi scheme is where you are asked to invest and the returns are usually paid for by the new incoming investors in the system. I friend of mine was involved in one of these. He was an innocent party but eventually when it all fell apart the investigators showed up at his door asking them to pay back all they had made and to testify against the original person who was running the scam. Bottom line was they lost thousands of dollars and they lost all their friends who had likewise been caught up in the scam.

I honestly wished that there were options for home online employment. Recently I went out to one of the web sites that people will post here as an online jobs site and their web site tried to install malware on my computer. Fortunately my anti-malware program detected and stopped that. I often find that the same one company will have several web sites that all eventually refer you into the same company and other strange stuff like web addresses that are not descriptive of the actual company name. Other web sites pay pennies per transaction (or whatever they assign you to do) that you do so we are talking about making so little money it is ridiculous.

Many of these ploys require some kind of up front registration fee. They are all designed to take your money or to take your personal information. With that information they can steal your personal identity and empty your bank account. I can't think of any more diabolical scam than to give people, like single parents hope that they are going to make some money and then dash those hopes by giving them nothing but empty promises. Also, scamming single moms who are trying to keep their heads above water or teenagers who are trying to help their families or trying to earn a few dollars of spending money is about as low as you can go, in my book.

Now the good news:
Your best bet is to look for legitimate jobs with known local companies. Some of those local companies will allow you to work as a virtual employee for a part or all of your hours but that is usually only after you have worked there for a while and proven yourself as a trusted employee. Also, some large employers may be open to helping you deal with your mobility and accessibility issues. They may already have other employees that are in this situation and have proven themselves very effective. On the simpler side of things many local small service businesses like Heater/AC service, plumbers, pool maint, landscaping and others may not have a physical office and still may need to have an phone answering/scheduling provider to handle their appointment scheduling and phone answering duties. One of my friends does this from home while caring for kids. They gave her a company cell phone and she answers the calls and makes appointments. These are communicated to the service staff by phone, walkie talkie or text.

James asks…

What is wrong with these girls?

Seven girls are facing charges in connection with a vicious swarming-style assault in London, Ont., in early February, authorities confirmed Friday.

CTV.ca News Staff
Young girls charged in connection to swarming

Police say a 19-year-old girl and her 15-year-old brother were attacked by as many as 25 teens on busy street in a commercial neighborhood of the city. The boy was stabbed in the back. His sister was beaten and punched by a group of girls, at least one as young as 12.

The boy is now recovering and his sister didn't receive serious physical injuries. The attack has left the community and even police in shock.

“This is a very alarming, violent crime. Again the ages of the females were 12 to 16 years. They were very young,” London Police Const. Amy Phillipo told CTV News.

The shocking assault may indicate a growing problem. A report by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health released earlier this year found that violence, bullying and sexual harassment are rampant in high schools across southwestern Ontario.

It stated that there's ample evidence that kids face violence regardless of whether or not they live in small towns or big cities. More than 1,800 students at 23 high schools were surveyed about their experiences in Grade 9 and Grade 11, and almost a third said they had felt unsafe at school at some point.

Recent statistics also show the rate of youth violence is increasing twice as fast in girls as it is in boys, and experts call that an alarming trend.

“We need to be concerned with our girls like we've always been concerned with our boys,” said psychologist Alan Leschied, an expert in teen violence.

More and more images of teen violence are showing up on the Internet and many of those videos include girls beating girls. Last fall, parents in Montreal were shocked when an assault was captured on a cellphone outside a high school and posted online.

Those who work with teenagers in the city are taking notice. There is zero tolerance for violence for both boys and girls, said one staff member at a Montreal centre that tries to keep kids off the street.

Youth workers say that often times, community and recreation centres become a haven for kids who want to escape the violence that is increasing on the streets.

David Wolfe, the author of the Ontario study, has said schools also need to find ways to address abuse and violence so kids feel safe during every year of their schooling.
I mean with THE WORLD!

dknol answers:

We are now living in perilous time where crime abounds everywhere. The best thing to do is for our young people to distance from the place of evil, and our government should do their best to minimize if not control the present situation.

Donna asks…

I just uhh I don't know what to say?

Seven girls are facing charges in connection with a vicious swarming-style assault in London, Ont., in early February, authorities confirmed Friday.

CTV.ca News Staff
Young girls charged in connection to swarming

Police say a 19-year-old girl and her 15-year-old brother were attacked by as many as 25 teens on busy street in a commercial neighborhood of the city. The boy was stabbed in the back. His sister was beaten and punched by a group of girls, at least one as young as 12.

The boy is now recovering and his sister didn't receive serious physical injuries. The attack has left the community and even police in shock.

“This is a very alarming, violent crime. Again the ages of the females were 12 to 16 years. They were very young,” London Police Const. Amy Phillipo told CTV News.

The shocking assault may indicate a growing problem. A report by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health released earlier this year found that violence, bullying and sexual harassment are rampant in high schools across southwestern Ontario.

It stated that there's ample evidence that kids face violence regardless of whether or not they live in small towns or big cities. More than 1,800 students at 23 high schools were surveyed about their experiences in Grade 9 and Grade 11, and almost a third said they had felt unsafe at school at some point.

Recent statistics also show the rate of youth violence is increasing twice as fast in girls as it is in boys, and experts call that an alarming trend.

“We need to be concerned with our girls like we've always been concerned with our boys,” said psychologist Alan Leschied, an expert in teen violence.

More and more images of teen violence are showing up on the Internet and many of those videos include girls beating girls. Last fall, parents in Montreal were shocked when an assault was captured on a cellphone outside a high school and posted online.

Those who work with teenagers in the city are taking notice. There is zero tolerance for violence for both boys and girls, said one staff member at a Montreal centre that tries to keep kids off the street.

Youth workers say that often times, community and recreation centres become a haven for kids who want to escape the violence that is increasing on the streets.

David Wolfe, the author of the Ontario study, has said schools also need to find ways to address abuse and violence so kids feel safe during every year of their schooling.
yoooou said it

dknol answers:

Oh gawd…the chavs have made it to Canada. Welp…there goes the neighbourhood. Oh yeah…and what's the question?

Robert asks…

Is it illegal to throw things and yell at someone?

Would it be illegal to go to a persons (teenagers) work (ice cream parlor) order ice cream and then throw it at them while yelling derogatory names?

A little background: this person is mean to the bone. Trust me, their home life is not an issue they are not insecure and nothing traumatic has happened in their life. It's just a classic bitch. I've known this person for too long and they are just evil in their core. This person has harassed me and some friends with text messages and messages on our cars with us saying or doing nothing in return. Then the person visited one friends work and screamed offensive names at the person with them doing nothing. Then the person brought seven people with them to a different friend of mines work threw things at her and screamed names at her and laughed. She also has attacked me them and others multiple times online. Let me be clear on this: none of us have instigated the personal attacks or made any attempt to make contact with the bitch. But she doesn't stop. Our parents want us to get restraining orders but we'd rather get even.

I don't want a lecture or alternative solutions I just want to know if my friends an I could get in legal trouble for going to her work ordering ice cream and then throwing it at her while yelling things.

dknol answers:

DO NOT take this into your own hands!! Either get restraining orders or threaten to sue their parents! Also, they can have charges brought on them for assault and if nothing else for their disruptive behavior in a public place (can't remember the exact term). Please, take action the legal way that way you will not end up the one in trouble. Have your parents inform their parents that if they do not do something about their children's behavior that they WILL take legal action.

Paul asks…

where can i watch the secret life of the american teenager online?

youtube doesnt have the episodes im looking for and because i live in the UK abcfamily or casttv doesnt work is there somewhere else i can watch it for free?

dknol answers:

I don't live in the UK, but possibly try hulu.com
of just go to google and type in the episode you are looking for
for example, secret life ” ” full episode

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