Curiosity is Natural
While the topic of sexuality and surrounding issues can be hard subjects to broach with teens, the information that is passed onto young people from reliable sources, such as caring parents, carers, teachers, youth workers etc is crucial.
The latest annual youth survey from Mission Australia indicates that young people are getting the majority of their information on these topics from the internet. (72.8%)
Research now tells us:
- 45% of teens are using unsafe social media.
- Teenagers are spending close to 3 hours a day on social media sites.
- 90% of boys and 60% of girls have visited porn sites.
- 70% of girls between the ages of 15 and 19 receive online harassment and bullying.
Young people are searching for answers. We owe it to them to do all we can to ensure their answers are coming from a reliable source.
Start a conversation with your children.
Be the reliable source of information on these topics for your kids.