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"For parents, there is a mystique about technology, but texting is the standard way [teens] communicate with one another." To demystify electronic communications among teens, Wasden suggests keeping an eye on your child's texts and online communications, whether it's via instant messages or Facebook. According to a recent study from the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, 64 percent of parents look at the contents of their child's cell phone.
This may seem overbearing, but remember: Looking at what your child says online could keep your child out of a dangerous situation. "If I have to choose between having my child upset with me or having them be victimized, I'm going to chose for them to be upset with me every time." Of course, it doesn't help to read what they write if you can't understand it.
His office has made more than 100 presentations about understanding teen online communications.
'A huge disconnect' "There's a huge disconnect between parents and kids," says Wasden, who makes presentations to parents and teens about how to communicate safely online.
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Hate letters from teens Children across the country are heading back to school, and new research from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America shows that a third of parents are concerned computers and texting make it harder to communicate with media-engrossed teens about sex, drugs, alcohol and other risky behaviors.
This is a particular concern for many parents, especially considering another new report, from the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, finds 5.7 million public school students attend gang and drug-infected schools.
"Kids are developing their own language and don't want anyone to know what it is." If you see terms that are unfamiliar to you, go to one of several translators and dictionaries that help parents decipher the terms that teens use in chat rooms, text messages and instant messaging boards.Knitters, crafters, zinesters, card makers, and artists of all types create inspired and inspiring erotic objects for this one day celebration of DIY sex and romantic culture.Peruse some of this year's amazing artisans and crafters, check out a gallery of previous years' events, or 'like' our Facebook page for more info!The Anti-Drug, the Partnership for a Drug-Free America and the Office of National Drug Control Policy have lists of street terms and slang, including those specific to drug or sexual activity.
Once you get the hang of the language, you can try your hand at translating a real message found by Susan Shankle and Barbara Melton, co-authors of the book "What in the World Are Your Kids Doing Online?As a joke, they'd gone into their dad's AOL account and sent silly, innocent instant messages to everyone in the office, and none of the adults could understand the shortcuts and slang.