Of all the things that teenagers do online, work is not generally one of them. The way to mesh one with the other is to introduce them to online jobs for teenagers. There are many opportunities for young people to leverage the time that they spend online and turn it to something useful, that will profit them. Working online may be just the thing to get them to begin to be a motivated part of the workforce, even if it means they do not actually leave the home to go to work, they are still learning a valuable lesson about work and reward.
Personally, I would recommend that teenagers begin learning and writing about investing. This will not only help build their knowledge base for their own financial future, but also help them in providing them with a skill set they can capitalise on. If a person can write an article about something they are knowledgeable or passionate about, then they can make money from it.
For example, learning to buy penny stocks online through research will result in not only good set of skills for the investing future of the teenager, but also put them in a powerful position from which they can write, and earn money. The way this is done is by writing pieces for other people to publish – either as blog posts or other forms of writing and being paid for the output. A premium price may be paid for decent quality writing which displays knowledge about a topic.
If you put yourself in that sort of a strong position, you are then in a position where you can capitalise on your time online – unlike most other people who spend their time perusing sites which offer nothing for the reader or the writer apart from a way to spend time. I would rather spend my time creating something that brings me in some money to spend. What about you?