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Teenage Sexting: What Can Parents Do?

What do you say if your teen comes to you distressed having received an unwanted image of someone else’s naked body? What do you do if you find explicit sexual images on your teenager’s phone? [...]

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Teenage Love In the Digital Age

In my previous post I outlined the contours of dating and finding a romantic partner during adolescence.  While that post is full of useful information (really it is you can check it out right [...]

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How “Just Say No” Fails Teenagers

One of life’s great reality checks is parenting or caring for young people. The process of trying to protect them and prevent them from making bad choices reminds all who try that we have very [...]

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The Pornification of Generation Z

Are today’s teenagers so immersed in a culture where porn defines the contours of mainstream pop culture, that they are not even aware why adults would be concerned? Teenagers have always been, [...]

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Hannah Montana: Grown Up or Sexed Up?

As you are probably well aware Hannah Montana is all grown up.  It appears in order for young females (or young female pop stars) to grow up these days they need to be overtly sexual as if they [...]

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Australian Teenagers & Sex

After my recent post about attitudes towards sex and contraception of teenagers in the US someone asked if there was any similar Australian research.  Well there is in fact, and it was quite [...]