It can often seem like teenagers are using technology and the internet for a large part of the day. This page can help you to find out more about how your child uses technology, whether they are using it responsibly, and when there might be a problem with how they are spending their time online. Understanding teenagers and technology can seem a little overwhelming. From the internet and social media, to phones, apps, games, television and other types of technology, technology is increasingly becoming an essential part of our lives. A study by The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne found that young people aged 13 to 18 spend on average,
They found that the majority of Internet predators do not pose as children as the prior conception of the Internet predator stereotype was perceived. The Internet Predators openly tell their age and their intentions and your kids openly talk to them about their own sexual desires. In the past, the thought was that the Internet predators were duping teenagers into thinking they were talking to a kid their own age. The statistics of this study shows that teenagers are knowingly chatting to adults. It is a brave new world.
Teenagers tend to use the Internet frequently, but what might not be as well-known is exactly how they access and use it. Do they spend all of their Internet time on social media? Do they use it to make all their purchases?
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