- This record is for the tallest living teenager (male).
- This record will be attempted by an individual.
- This record will be measured in meters and centimetres to the nearest 0.01 cm.
- For the purpose of this record, a teenager is someone between the ages of 10 and 18.
Due to changes in the verification procedures for this category, as of 1 January 2008 the record for the tallest boy can only be authenticated in person by an officially appointed Guinness World Records representative.