Risque Behavior on the Rise for Online Teens

Risque Behavior on the Rise for Online Teens
technology
Dan Gould
  • 12 december 2008

Uh oh. Parents, you’d better lock the kids up and throw away the camphones – it seems that the younger generation is up to not-so-innocent hijinks online. The recent “Sex and Tech” (download the PDF here) survey by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and CosmoGirl.com interviewed 1,280 teens and young adults ages 13 to 26 about their online habits -and their findings are indeed concerning. The survey found that rising numbers of teens are sharing revealing photographs and boldly flirting online. These behaviors, the argument goes, are ones they would most likely not engage in in the real world, and are being encouraged by technology.

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