The media's exaggeration of early teen's sex roles create a huge divide between young men and women in how they dress and act towards one another.
The study authors also reported that the link between parent communication and a teen's contraceptive and condom use was significantly stronger for girls than boys."Results of this study confirm that parent-adolescent sexual communication is a protective factor for youth," they wrote. According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 47 percent of all high school students in the U. have had sex at least once, and one-third are sexually active.Young people between the ages of 15 and 24 account for about half of all new cases of sexually transmitted diseases, and while teen pregnancies have declined significantly, there are still more than 600,000 a year.In an accompanying editorial, Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, a professor of social work at New York University, and his coauthors noted that most research has focused on parental influences in delaying sexual activity.Advertised as “Funny Anonymous School News For Confessions & Compliments” in the Apple Store, this anonymous app by Ambient is much like Yik Yak and Whisper. Learn more about After School in this Safe Smart Social video.is a social network where members interact by inviting others to ask anonymous questions.A private messaging app that takes from your existing social media profiles and adds them to your “bubble.” The content is posted for all of your friends to see.Direct messaging is one of the main features of this app.They said sexually active teens also benefit from parental discussions about sexual and reproductive health."Youth want to hear from their parents and overwhelmingly say that parents matter," the editorial authors concluded.In fact, Livingstone and Bober (2005) have coined the term reverse socialization to characterize the shifting nature of socialization that occurs in many families as teenage children are often more knowledgeable than their parent about these technologies.Research has also suggested that adolescents’ interactions with these new technologies are often at the vanguard of trends to come (Greenfield & Subrahmanyam, 2003; Smahel, 2006) and so studying their online behavior may provide a key to understanding virtual worlds of the future Among adolescents, communication is the most important use of the Internet (Subrahmanyam, Greenfield, Kraut, & Grosss, 2001; Gross, 2004; Smahel, & Machovcova, 2006) and the popular communication applications include, e-mail, instant messaging (private, one-on-one, text-based conversations), chat rooms (communication systems that allow text-based conversation among multiple users), and the newest craze social networking sites (connects people together) including blogs ( My Space and Facebook.