crisis facing children and teens in the twenty-first century
has been widely reported throughout the mainstream media.
The links at right are excerpts taken from some recent reports.
risking more 'friend with benefits' encounters" (excerpts)
The Boston Globe,
December 30, 2004, republished at www.startribune.com.
"Not long ago, if a teen was in a longstanding
relationship it was reason to worry. It meant they probably
were having sex. These day, it's more likely they're not in a relationship
and having sex anyway..."
on TV has effect" (excerpts)
from the Daily Oklahoman, September
"Children who watched a lot of TV
with sexual content were about twice as likely to start having intercourse
during the subsequent year..."
of Teens: Problem or Solution?" (excerpts)
CrossWalk.com weblog, September 17,
"Writing in USA Today, Laura
Berman recently issued a call for children, especially teenagers,
to receive "effective
sex education." ...