VICE Guide to Life

How to Rescue a Friend From a Creeper

Because sometimes horrible people just can't take a hint.
Angela Hui

Queer Prom: Photos of Couples Living Out Their High School Fantasies

For LGBTQ people with unhappy memories of their school dance, a twice-yearly event in Brighton, UK offers a joyously affirming second chance.
Zing Tsjeng
gun violence

What It Was Like to Organize the Walkout at My School Today

"What happened in Florida could be something that happens to me—the sad fact is a shootout could happen any day."
Linda Yang
gun violence

What Are Your Rights When You're Walking Out of School in Protest?

If you think you've been punished more harshly than you'd be for any other absence, call the ACLU!!
Kimberly Lawson

How I Fight Sexism and Homophobia as a Teen 'Gender Ambassador'

Sixteen-year-old Rose Blanchard is one of the first students in the UK to receive official training to challenge stereotypes among her peers. She tells us why it's important for all teens to stand up to prejudice.
Rose Blanchard

Queer Girls Are 95 Percent More Likely to Be Punished at School Than Straight Girls, Study Finds

A new study examines the differences in school discipline for queer and straight students. While the study is not representative of the entire US population, it gives some new insight into the educational experience of queer girls today.
Kimberly Lawson
reproductive health

The Activists Making Sure Kids Don't Miss School Because of Their Periods

Schoolchildren in the UK are missing class because they can't afford tampons and sanitary pads—but feminist activists Fourth Wave are on the case of period poverty.
Zing Tsjeng
sexual assault

New Report Exposes How Schools Dismiss Rape as 'Hazing' or 'Bullying'

In an expansive investigation on student sexual assault, the Associated Press discovered about 17,000 official reports of sexual violence by students in grades K-12 over a recent four-year period.
Kimberly Lawson

In a Class of 20 Teen Girls, Six Have Been Sexually Assaulted, New Study Finds

According to new study, getting an education is tough for teenage girls in the US—especially for those whose identities are already marginalized.
Kimberly Lawson

Teenage Girls Forced to Skip School Because They Can’t Afford Tampons

In the UK, an organization that usually sends sanitary items to Kenya is stepping in to help teenage schoolgirls much closer to home.
Sirin Kale

Almost Half of Middle Schools Students Have Been Sexually Harassed, Report Says

A new study surveying Illinois students aged 10 to 15 finds that 43 percent have been subjected to unwanted sexual commentary—and 21 percent said they had been touched in a sexual way.
Kimberly Lawson

Black Teen Accused of Stealing Free School Milk to Face Trial

Advocates say this is "everything wrong" with police in schools.
Gabby Bess