Friday, 23 August 2013

Teen Sex Risk Rises with Smartphone Use

Teens who own a smart phone may be at increased risk for engaging in risky sex behaviour.

Teens with smart phones were also more likely to be sexually active in general, and more likely to say they had been approached for sex online.

Smart phones likely aren't directly causing risky teen sex. Rather, smart phones may make it easier for teens to arrange sexual encounters. 
"It's a tool through which this sort of behaviour can happen".

I don't know that we've thought through quite as clearly what it means for teens to have the Internet on their phones 24 hours a day.

Sex education programs should start to include discussions regarding the risks of seeking sex online.

In addition, parents should use this as an opportunity to begin a discussion with their teen about sexual health and use of technology.

Sent from my BlackBerry® wireless handheld from Glo Mobile.

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