According to a recent Press Release: New omnibus research from the Partnership for a Drug-Free America that more than one-third of parents are concerned that TV (38%), computers (37%) and video games (33%) make it harder for them to communicate with their media-engrossed teens about risky behaviors, like drug and alcohol use. The survey of more than 1,200 parents also confirms that a quarter or more are worried that newer forms of media, including cell phone texting (27%) social networking sites, like Facebook (25%) and Twitter (19%) hinder effective parent/child communication about the dangers of teen substance abuse.
Are we awake yet? Are parents getting it? With all this time teenagers are putting into their social, digital and electronic world, when is there time to talk to their parents?
More about Sue Scheff
Sue Scheff founded Parents’ Universal Resource Experts (P.U.R.E) in 2001. It was created to help educate parents in a loosely regulated industry called “teen help.” After struggling with her own teenage daughter, she traveled down a road that was not only destructive to her – but put her daughter in harm’s way.
Sue Scheff is an Author and Parent Advocate and continues to help thousands of families with today’s teens. During her crusade to help inform others, she became a victim, and now survivor, of Internet Defamation and slander. As with many people that have a voice to create change, you will have vocal enemies. However, free speech does not condone defamation or slander. After fighting back – a jury awarded Sue Scheff $11.3M verdict for damages.
Sue Scheff’s first book – Wit’s End: Advice and Resources for Saving Your Out-of-Control Teen is available at all book stores and online at Amazon.
Sue Scheff’s second book, Google Bomb: The Untold Story of the 1.3M Verdict That Changed the Way We Use the Internet is also available at all book stores and online at Amazon. Learn how to maintain your virtual image when revenge becomes e-venge.
She is currently working on her next book and continuing to help many families with their at-risk teenagers.
Contact Sue directly at email@example.com and follow her on Twitter @SueScheff.
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