Teens do not have curfews (and can remain on community lots for as long as they like.), but they can sneak out out of the house at night or take a responsible approach by asking grown-ups for permission to go out, before hitching a ride from a friend.
Teen Sims in the The Sims 3 are taller than children, but shorter than adults and young adults.
Like children, they must maintain good grades, and with The Sims 2: University, success at school and in skill building can earn valuable scholarship money for use during a Sim's college years.
Teenage Sims have a later curfew of pm, which is an hour later than the curfew for child Sims.
Teens who violate the curfew will also get the positive "Out after Curfew" moodlet while doing so, whereas children do not.
In The Sims 3, if World Adventures is installed, teens can travel abroad by themselves.
Also, Teens cannot be taken away by the Social Worker.
Without the use of mods or hacks, teens can perform all romantic interactions except Woo Hoo, Get Married, Propose Marriage, or Try for Baby, though they can still take care of existing babies and toddlers in the same way as older Sims.
In The Sims 2 and The Sims Stories, their romantic relationships are restricted to other teens, and will be automatically broken if one teen ages up and the other does not.Teens are able to Woo Hoo and Try for Baby if the third party mods such as In Teenimater are installed.Teens may begin to take on new responsibilities such as getting a part-time job after school or on the weekends, though they still cannot hold a full-time job.Teens can also use gym equipment, and it becomes necessary in order to stay fit.Teens in The Sims 2 are unique in that they can age up into one of two separate life stages: Young Adult or Adult.If University is installed, the player has the option to send a teen to college, where they will first live as a young adult; otherwise they will skip ahead to the adult stage.