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June is National Internet Safety Month. The goal is to raise awareness about online safety, in particular, for children and teens.
Adults can help reduce the risks by talking to kids about making safe and responsible decisions. These free resources from the FTC can help you talk to your kids and teens about cyberbullying, sexting and texting, online privacy, social media, virtual environments, and more. Read more ›
In a recent study, watchful parents had teens who engaged in fewer risky sexual behaviors.
Researchers pooled data from 30 studies published between 1984 and 2014 about adolescent sexual risk and parental monitoring. The studies were as small as 106 participants and as large as 10,575, with ages ranging from 10 to 17.
A higher level of general parental monitoring, being knowledgeable about their children’s activities and enforcing rules were tied to adolescents waiting to have sex and to increased use of condoms and contraceptives.