Thursday, August 20, 2009

You Think You Know Teens!? Parents Don't!

Compiled by: Dr. Neil Bernstein; The Examiner

Surveys have a way of shaking our commonly held beliefs. Check out these poll results when parents and teens are asked about the same issues.

• Fifty percent of teens who attend parties say alcohol, drugs, or both are available but eighty percent of parents believe their teens attend substance free parties.

Source: National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse

• Eighty five percent of parents report talking to their teens about sex and relationships but only forty one percent of teens feel they can talk to their parents.

Source: NBC News/ People Magazine poll

• Parents consistently underestimate how much time their kids spend on social networks and how often they engage in risky behavior.

Source: Common Sense Media

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