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Sex ed at school? That may be the least of our worries when it comes to teens and sex. How about adding "proper and legal use of electronic devices" to the cirriculum?
What about the criminal legal consequence teens are facing today when they misuse cell phones and the internet for sending sexual content peer to peer? We (parents) give them all these devices often not knowing how to use them ourselves or having no time to monitor the uses, no rules, no consequences and guess what? They get misused all the time often right under the parents noses. Kids are violating laws with them.
Kids are technically savvy and not afraid to try new things. It's a "GUARANTEE" that technology will play a huge role in exposing and "educating" your kid to sex at a very early age. That's not to say it's an appropriate education - far from it. Fact is, kids with internet access and cell phones easily carry on very "adult" conversations about sex because they've been exposed to a broad array of sex education already. The class at school is G rated stuff for them.
Whether peer pressure or self initiated interest, ALL kids are curious about sex and the most sexually often violent graphic material, videos, images, are all a mouse click away from your kid's eyes. Lots of kids have established "virtual" sexual behaviors before they hit high school; this includes exploiting themselves or their peers by passing around sexually graphic photos, video or having sexually graphic conversations via text and private chats through cell phones.
If parents need evidence, there are thousands of misdemeanor and felony cases in courts around the country involving teens who have been criminally charged for transmitting sexually graphic or provocative images of themselves or their friends to peers via electronic means. Sexual behaviors are just one part of it, bullying, harassment, physical harm, it's all part of the package.
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