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