There are more dangerous things than lifting weights for teens. Much more dangerous things. Being fat and weak is one BIG issue.
The important thing is start light, increase weights slowly but steadily, and learn correct technique. Having a knowledgeable mentor certainly helps too.
"Generally people can't squat because they're lacking in the 'lower ab' area. As in they need to grow a set." - LtL
"No one ever got big or strong by lifting lightweights" - Carl1174
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