Posted: 30 July 2015

What word describes being a 16 and 17 year old?

What word describes being a 16 and 17 year old? We’ve asked young people what they thought, and the results contrasted hugely.

The list brings up some seriously awkward questions: Do you think 16 and 17 year olds are capable or vain? Are they streetwise or reckless?

The law can be contradictory when dealing with 16 and 17 year olds, too, something we find Seriously Awkward.

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You'll find photos below of young people with the word they chose to describe being 16 and 17. Take the poll and either choose their words, or tell us which word you would choose. It's not easy.

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