206 Great Speech Topics for Teens [Persuasive, Informative]

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Written By Amanda Green

Amanda Green was born in a small town in the west of Scotland, where everyone knows everyone. I joined the Toastmasters 15 years ago, and I served in nearly every office in the club since then. I love helping others gain confidence and skills they can apply in every day life.

List of Speech Topics for Teens

Pick from our long list of 200+ interesting speech topics for teens. This page includes both persuasive and informative speech topic ideas.


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  1. “Divorce” should be possible between parents and their kids
  2. It should be possible to choose your family
  3. Why you don’t need money or cash
  4. Why having siblings is a good thing
  5. Monday should be the third day of a three-day weekend
  6. Free access to a therapist after a breakup
  7. Zombies are real
  8. Being lazy is a true art
  9. Why students should be allowed to choose what they learn about in school
  10. There is plenty of truth to horoscopes
  11. Why cell phone use should be allowed at school
  12. Girls should be able to join boys sports teams
  13. Junk food isn’t all that bad
  14. Why homework does more harm than good
  15. Staying in is the new sneaking out
  16. Pets are far better to talk to than parents
  17. Students should get iPads or Tablets rather than books
  18. Eating should be allowed at any time during the school day
  19. Study abroad should be available to students in high schools
  20. Why sex education in school is so awkward and useless
  21. More free time means more time to get into trouble
  22. Teens should be taught practical skills in school
  23. Teachers should be required to have a great sense of humor
  24. There is nothing real about reality TV.
  25. Practical skills must be taught at school.
  26. Teens must tell their parents everything.
  27. Personality matters far more than beauty.
  28. Condoms mustn’t be handed out in schools.
  29. All teens need a pet.
  30. There is not enough rape and sexual assault prevention awareness.
  31. It is okay for teens to sleep a lot.
  32. Diet pills must not be easily available to teens anywhere.
  33. Teenage girls should be forced to go back to school after having a baby.
  34. Teen suicide is not given enough attention.
  35. Cyberbullies must be dealt with more severely.
  36. Homeschooled teens are socially awkward.
  37. Teen boys and girls should be taught in separate classes.
  38. Teen girls should have a say in regards to abortion.
  39. Tattoos should be illegal for teens.
  40. Teens that commit serious crimes should be charged as adults.
  41. Teens wouldn’t be tempted to drink if there was no age restriction.
  42. Yearly check-ups at gynecologists should be compulsory for teen girls.
  43. More time should be spent reading.
  44. Not enough is done to prevent teen pregnancy.
  45. Magazines marketed at teens are too ‘grown up’.
  46. The media is responsible for the moral decline of teens.
  47. Teens must not get involved in online relationships.
  48. Troubled teens must do community service.
  49. No teen must be labeled a lost cause.
  50. Parents must never get teens too much money.
  51. Old school values must be implemented in schools.
  52. Bullying changes a teen forever.
  53. It is important that teens become volunteers.
  54. Teens should spend more time with the elderly.
  55. Beauty contests are harmful.
  56. Parents have no right to embarrass their teens.
  57. Eating disorders are a result of a mental illness.
  58. Teens should avoid dating too young.
  59. Driving tests should be free.
  60. Teens should be rewarded for doing the right things.
  61. Teens must have mobile phones.
  62. Listening to music during study hall will improve concentration.
  63. Make it illegal for teens to drop out of school.
  64. Tablets must replace textbooks.
  65. Every teen should learn to cook.
  66. Cosmetic surgery is not for teens.
  67. Facebook is for old people.
  68. TV shows have too much influence on teens.
  69. Having a Pen Pal is very hip.
  70. Peer pressure can be a positive thing.
  71. Teens should spend more time in nature.
  72. Cool teachers are easier to learn from.
  73. Driving age should be 18.
  74. Birth control must be made available without parents consent.
  75. Teens should not follow their teachers on social media.
  76. Teens need to wear a school uniform.
  77. Parents don’t prepare their teens properly for puberty.
  78. Part-time jobs should be legal from the age of 14.
  79. Teens divorcing parents shouldn’t be allowed.
  80. Quiet time for teens is a necessity.
  81. Everyone should keep a journal.
  82. Teens should have their own savings account.
  83. Parents have the right to always have access to their teens phone.
  84. Teenagers can become millionaires.
  85. Fame is bad for young people.
  86. Boys get more acne than girls.
  87. Respond to your enemies with kindness.
  88. There is no such thing as a bff.
  89. Piercing your tongue is disgusting.
  90. Having too many friends is like having a part-time job.
  91. Teens that are outsiders are the smartest.
  92. Parents shouldn’t expect all teachers to leave a lasting impression on their children.
  93. Funny guys get more dates than the handsome ones.
  94. Wearing glasses makes you look cool.
  95. Parents have the right to choose a teens dress code.
  96. Teens are old enough to choose which parent to live with.
  97. Group projects should be scrapped.
  98. Prom is overrated.
  99. Teens lead very stressful lives.
  100. There is no getting out of a Friendship Zone.
  101. Teens need adults to trust them.
  102. Teens must stop trying so hard to look like everyone else.
  103. Leggings are not pants.
  104. Teens crave responsibility.
  105. Risk is a temptation for teens.
  106. FOMO is a real fear.
  107. ‘Because I said so’ is not a reply that works on teenagers.
  108. Teens want to be spoken to as adults.
  109. Children do care what their parents think of them.
  110. Parents are embarrassing.
  111. Drunk driving is the number one reason to up the driving age.
  112. Date someone with the same beliefs.
  113. Do not be devoted to one single sport, and choose for a physical team playing games and activities.
  114. Most magazines do not use the appropriate attractive language for teens.
  115. Teenagers should be banned from beauty surgery.
  116. News network organizations should re-invent themselves to attract teens.
  117. Most television shows are manipulating and influencing teens.
  118. Teens should volunteer at a local soup kitchen for homeless.
  119. Reinvent the pen pal handwritten letter with people from all over the world!
  120. Peer pressure can be good when people influence you to act good.
  121. Video games should be forbidden.
  122. Academic camps help you preparing for the education college admission procedures.
  123. How I met my first boyfriend/girlfriend
  124. Best friends are hard to come by
  125. The unrealistic standards that modern women are held to
  126. Gay and lesbian teens are no different than me
  127. Why I should tell your parents everything
  128. Why you can’t trust your mom’s fashion advice
  129. Why personality matters more than beauty
  130. Time travel must be real


  1. Basic Chinese phrases to survive travelling in China
  2. Remarkable texts in ads
  3. The top five bizarre tabloid news articles
  4. Why a chicken still walks even with the head cut off
  5. The most dangerous snakes you have to watch out for in the fields
  6. How you can easily burn out of homework
  7. Ten things to remember about garage sales
  8. Special effects of horror movies revealed
  9. The secrets behind the preparation of your food in fast food restaurants and the marketing trap you are walking in as soon as you enter the establishment where they serve meals to customers.
  10. The top five parent excuse notes
  11. Top tips to behave effectively in the class of Mr. or Mrs. …
  12. Tips for buying gifts and gadgets for someone who is not a close friend but more of some sort of an acquaintance of your parents
  13. Bad presents to get and bad gifts to give
  14. The alarming signs you are addicted to web games
  15. How to find out for sure if your friends are truly your friends
  16. Different ways to use a brick
  17. Cool, useful things my parents have taught me
  18. How to teach your grandma to text
  19. How to make your parents proud by doing what you love
  20. Top five things I do that annoy my mom
  21. How to fake a sickness and get out of school
  22. The coolest art project I’ve made
  23. The real feelings behind exams
  24. The last time I got caught in a lie…
  25. Things that boys/girls don’t know about girls/boys
  26. Gym class: What’s the worst that could happen?
  27. To get a job or not to get a job, that is the question
  28. The most widely accepted excuses for not handing in your homework on time
  29. How to master procrastination and still pass all your classes
  30. Tips for pulling off the ultimate makeover
  31. Popularity: How to get it, how to keep it
  32. My generation’s obsession with all things scary
  33. The best hobbies you won’t want to miss out on
  34. What makes a bully become a bully
  35. How to be smart and pretty
  36. The difficulty of finding employment as a teenager
  37. What it’s like being the oldest/youngest sibling
  38. Ten uses for duct tape that everyone should know
  39. What my life will be like in twenty years
  40. If I ruled the world…
  41. How to make people buy what you’re “selling”
  42. When your family forces you to spend time with them…
  43. The weirdest thing I’ve ever eaten
  44. What my dream house would be like
  45. The coolest place on Earth
  46. The top tricks to faking a cold and getting away with it
  47. How to do more homework in less time
  48. Gossip: How to know what’s real and what isn’t
  49. How schools can help obese students get their lives back
  50. How to tell someone to “go away” without sounding rude
  51. Teens’ obsessions with material objects and status
  52. Things my parents say that annoy me
  53. My dream job would be…
  54. What to look for in a boyfriend/girlfriend
  55. How not to get a date with your crush
  56. The secrets to nailing the “innocent” look
  57. Famous/successful people who were told “no” before they were told “yes”
  58. How to get a new outfit out of your parents with little effort
  59. Ways to get your parents to apologize to YOU
  60. How to get the ________ you’ve been dreaming of (shoes, purse, pony, etc.)
  61. How to make it through Valentine’s Day without a boyfriend/girlfriend
  62. Best tips for picture-perfect selfies
  63. For the funniest videos on YouTube, search for _______
  64. The coolest science projects that will get you an A every time
  65. Things I’ve learned that have made me wiser
  66. If I could create my own holiday, it would be ________
  67. How to get out of class/school without getting in trouble
  68. The coolest inventions I’ve ever seen
  69. How to prepare for your first kiss
  70. If I could write a letter to the President
  71. What I think the world will be like in 100 years
  72. The latest hair trends
  73. How to get someone to do your work for you without asking
  74. The top five topics to talk about on your date
  75. Why some young people are self-harming.
  76. How to overcome your painful shyness in speech class

34 thoughts on “206 Great Speech Topics for Teens [Persuasive, Informative]”

  1. i believe the earth is a donut and when we are looking at the ‘sky’ we are really looking at the sea

  2. I dislike the “Homeshooled teens are socially awkward” topic: I believe it is both false, rude, generalized, and not a proper subject for a speech whatsoever. A lot of the topics on this list are immature and shallow. I personally am a 13 year old homeschooling teen and next time I need an idea I will not come here. If you have questions or arguments please feel free to try to prove them….

  3. Clearly the earth is spherical
    However, I believe we are on the inside face of the sphere, which means that all these ‘stars’ they talk about are actually the lights on the other side of the world.
    And then the moon landings must have been faked.

  4. i believe in the doughnut theory and think the bermuda triangle is the hole in the middle of the earth……..

  5. The earth is round duhhh what did the guys see when they were in space? A round earth from earth what do u see? a round moon …… Illuminati Confirmed…….

  6. i- all you people are wrong. the earth is oBviOusLy kardashian shaped. they basically rule the world, it would make sense that the planet they’re living in loves them so much, it took their form. duh.

    all video game platforms can burn xx

    nah i’m just playing

  7. kids should not be able to choose if their gay or not their to young to know and it will just be a phase just like blm

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