As the years pass by, every generation eventually looks at the next and thinks, "Kids these days. There are legitimate concerns about the effects that constant and continuous exposure to social media can have on developing minds. It's hard to imagine a more hilariously ironic trend than smoking Smarties. Yes, Smarties candies, the chalky little discs that taste great—teens are "smoking" them. But it's not smoke, it's chalky powder being inhaled into the nose, mouth, and lungs. Does it sound harmless?
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March 13, -- What happened to the time when if you liked a boy at school you'd pass him a note? While year-old Matthew Younger of Maryland says he has never done anything like this himself, he has seen it happen among his peers. No one gives it that much thought really," says Younger. The dangerous combination of teenagers behaving provocatively and impulsively is not new, but the accessibility to the technology is. With cell phone cameras, they have been handed a tool so easy to use for some it's impossible to pass up. And in the transparent culture built around social networking sites, it all spreads like wildfire. News reports are increasingly documenting legal repercussions after indecent photo appear online.
How far is too far? Helping your teen set healthy boundaries
Questions from real-life teens with answers from well known columnist, Tim Stafford. Content originally appeared in Campus Life magazine. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
The first thing for any parent to do in this situation is take a deep breath. Outercourse is sex. It entails any form of sexual play that does not involve anal or vaginal penetration. Common forms of outercourse include mutual masturbation, oral sex, body-to-body rubbing, erotic massage, explicit sexual conversation and sex toys. Many sex education curricula, including those provided by Planned Parenthood, promote outercourse to teens as a form of "safer sex" because it eliminates the possibility of pregnancy and minimizes the risk of contracting many sexually transmitted infections.