Study: Teens With Smart Phones Have More Sex Because They Have More Access To Internet

Study: Teens With Smart Phones Have More Sex Because They Have More Access To Internet
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

A new study shows that teenagers who own smartphones as opposed to regular cell phones have much more sex on average, and are twice as likely to engage in sexual activity with someone they met online.


Those with smartphones are also more likely to be sexually active in general, and more likely to say they had been approached for sex online, researchers from the University of Southern California said.

The study was presented at the annual meeting of the America Public Health Association.

Eric Rice, a researcher from the university’s School of Social Work, said smartphones might not directly cause risky online sexual behavior in teens, but that the phones just provide easier access to it.

“It’s a tool through which this sort of behavior can happen,” Mr. Rice said.

Parents have come up with ways to monitor their children’s online activity at home, it is difficult to keep track of the activity of a child with a smartphone.

“I don’t know that we’ve thought through quite as clearly what it means for teens to have the internet on their phones 24 hours a day,” he said.

Rice said sex education programs should start to include discussions regarding the risks of seeking sex online. 


Parents should use this info as an opportunity to open a dialogue with their children in order to teach them about safe sex.

James Gilbert | Elite.

Share Tweet
React

Julian Sonny

From the sandy beaches of Hawaii, to the streets of New York: Julian has seen it all. His lifetime of travels has given him a broad scope of knowledge and an eclectic taste unlike any other in the tri-state area. Julian has often been compared to cultural icon, The Rock, because of his unequivocal work ethic and warrior-like stature.

More In World

World Katie Gonzalez

Everything Wrong With The World: Australian Teen Says He’s The Next Paris Hilton (Photos)

This 17-year-old  likens himself to an Australian Paris Hilton… which makes total sense, since he’s “famous” for doing absolutely nothing. Kurt Coleman’s biggest fan is himself, although he has amassed over 170,000 followers on Facebook and nearly 85,000 on Instagram. As obnoxious as he sounds, Coleman is perhaps best known for taking “selfies 24/7″ because, why […]

Also On Elite

Videos

Enjoy This Bizarre Frat Boy Tribute To Justin Timberlake (Video)

Western Kentucky University frat brothers of FIJI united to pay to tribute to legendary pop icon Justin Timberlake, no homo. Of course it opens with the favorite “I Want You Back,” and, holy sh*t, when “Bye Bye Bye” comes on they really break it down. This compilation is actually insane and has me asking myself, […]

Press Play

Is Jay Z Releasing A New Album, And Is This Its First Leak? (Listen)

Jay Z is a busy man. Between taking shots at Drizzy and reading to Blue Ivy, one must take an occasional hour or two to record some new material. It’s not easy being a rap god from beyond the moon, after all. It requires constant maintenance and gamesmanship. Fortunately, Hov has those in Ace of […]

World

Man Unhappy With The Sex He Had With A Prostitute Sues Her For $80,000

A New Zealand man attempted to sue a prostitute for denying him a full refund only to have his lawsuit denied by the court. Time reports that the man, identified in court documents as Mr. N, claimed that he did not stay for the full two hours he paid for during his last meeting with […]

Life

3 Ways To Fulfill Your Traveling Dreams While Making Money

It is notoriously difficult to balance a traditional 9 to 5 job and still find time to travel. Work and travel are usually considered separate entities, with the ladder shrouded by an illusion of luxury and unattainability. In the US, we get 13 paid vacation days a year on average, leaving us little time to […]

Music News

Somebody Decided To Chart All Of Rap’s Profanity Since 1985 (Photos)

In rap music, people often curse. It’s a fascinating phenomenon that required more in-depth study, which is exactly what the people at the Best Tickets Data Collective thought when they began their research. It’s exhaustive, illuminating reporting of the highest order, really. People have just been dying to get their hands on the full stats […]

Women

Hillary Clinton Gives Women And Girls Great Advice For Succeeding In This World

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is kind of the authority when it comes to everything related to women and girl’s rights in the workplace. After all, the lawyer turned First Lady turned Senator turned presidential candidate turned Secretary of State is totally the expert on how to make it in a man’s world. She […]