Smart Phones and Teen Sex

Parents…your teenager’s smart phone may lead to risky sex. More than 18-hundred high school students in Los Angeles were surveyed. Compared to those without cell phone internet access…those with smartphones were 1.5 times as likely to report being sexually active. Almost two times as likely to have been approached online for sex and to engage in with someone they met on the internet.

And that’s not all, five percent of the participants reported using the Internet to seek sex partners and 17 percent of the participants reported being approached online for sex by someone they did not know. And the kids being approached online for sex are often having unprotected sex.

The researchers hope this information leads to sex education programs that target social media platforms to get the word out.

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