Emotional wellbeing of teenage girls more likely to be negatively impacted by bullying than teenage boys. Four in 10 parents worry about cost of family activities, according to poll. If children and teenagers are comfortable with social media, we should use it as a means to reach them and ensure they understand the do's and dont's. Subscribe Now Subscribe Now. Final Say.
Teenagers are drafted into a sexual culture that rests on a harmful premise: On the heterosexual field, boys typically play offense and girls play defense. An analysis of nearly accounts from to year-old girls about their negative experiences with sexting found that over two-thirds had been asked for explicit images. As one research participant explained about being pressured by her boyfriend, with the shorthand and spelling errors of a texting teenager:. Now he threarens to send them out if i dont send hin more really nasty pics. The stuff i have to do is unbelievable. Other research has found that while both boys and girls send naked images, boys are nearly four times as likely to pressure girls to send sexts as girls are to pressure boys to do so. In the wider culture, it appears we have suddenly come to the limit of our tolerance for the sexualized abuse of power by adult men.
There are limited contextual data regarding first sexual experiences of younger adolescent men. Yet these data that are needed to inform STI and early fatherhood prevention efforts, particularly in lower income communities. Using qualitative methods, 14 adolescent men ages 14—16, all low income, most African American from a mid-sized U. Story-telling was encouraged. Descriptions of first sex were identified, and then analysed for narrative structure and shared concepts.
Updated August 28, These days, younger and younger children are being given smartphones. I got my first phone when I was Most of my sister's year 6 class already own one.