Most parents experience concern and anxiety when their children and their peers start to drink alcohol.
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While many parents with teenagers will recall “sneaky peeks” at adult magazines during their youth, the Internet has made hard-core pornography widely available to today’s teens
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Up to 90% of adolescents use one or more of the social networking sites – Bebo, My Space or Facebook are examples – and that’s a lot of young people socialising with a computer screen
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Sexual offending continues to be an emotive topic that elicits extensive discussion amongst the general public, scholars, and the legal system
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It’s 9 pm on a weekday. Fourteen-year old Callie has been on the phone for an hour, despite pleas and threats by her parents to make her finish up. It seems to them that she is only concerned about herself and her friends – she doesn’t make an effort to be part of the family or contribute to home life these days. She constantly demands personal freedom which her parents believe is beyond her maturity to manage. In fact, she reminds them of the two-year old Callie – oppositional, egocentric and determined to put pressure on the limits of her parents’ tolerance.
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