NTeenage girl at sunset (G)
With the awkwardness and the hormones; the sartorial mistakes and the sexting, life as a teenage girl is one big juggling act.
In the media, they tend to hit the headlines in scare stories about "generation sex" and the horrors of internet bullying. Or at the opposite extreme, when exam results and job prospects are in the spotlight.
But how does this generation of teenager girls compare to their mothers and grandmothers? And does the internet and youth-oriented society make life easier?
Ahead of the release of Teenage, a documentary film by Matt Wolf, charting the development of the concept of the teenager, Channel 4 News spoke to teenage girls of different ages - and from different places in the UK - about whether teenage girls in 2014 get a rough deal.

Yes, we're generation internet

Beth, 13, Lincolnshire: We live our lives on the internet now: every joy, heartbreak, funny cat, new TV show or missing sock is blogged, tweeted, posted and liked for posterity.
It can be a scary place, for some people, with every new story about a fake personality or cyber-bullying incident. And I think we need a sort of "internet mentality conference", to dispel some of the myths.
You are trying your hardest, yet you are categorised. You are a drain on the funds of the country
- Chloe, 18
You see, teenagers and young adults are taking over. We're talking about the things that we love: TV shows, books, films, comics, anime, and we are laughing and coming up with a whole kind of pidgin language to tell everyone these things, in the most excited way possible, because that cat riding a hoover MUST. BE. SHARED.
And we're not just using it for laughs and cats: we're organising protests, signing petitions, teaching people about injustice and rights and how we can make a better world, and it's working.
So yes, we're generation internet, and we are reaching out all over the globe: sending hope and "don't give up" messages to a girl in Brooklyn; asking a womens studies student in Quebec about misogyny; or telling a boy in Birmingham the best way to cook an egg.
So please don't give up on us and the internet yet: there's so much we can do, if we all just sit down and agree on it.