Teen “Sexting” Epidemic
Why do teenagers do sexting?
Any parent with a teenage son or daughter has definitely seen the love affair that their teen has with their mobile communication device. Teens can be seen texting away at the dinner table, at church, at school or even while operating a motor vehicle. However, what many parents do not know is that occasionally the text messages can be provocative and sexual in nature. The practice of sending sexually explicit text messages is now defined as “sexting”, and the problem has become an epidemic among an age group where engaging in risk-taking behaviors is common. In an effort to ensure their teen is being safe, many parents concerned about teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases and other serious things that can result in teenage sexual activity are now investing in GPS tracking system technologies to observe the possibly dangerous behaviors that their teen may be involved with.
GPS Trackers: How They Help Parents Stop Sexting
GPS car trackers such as the GPS Tracking Key have been used by attentive parents for approximately 10 years. Although the application of monitoring teen driving first stemmed from parents looking to observe potentially dangerous driving habits when a teen sits behind the wheel, the practice has now become more popular with parents who believe that their teen may potentially be involved in a sexual relationship(s). The GPS vehicle tracking systems are helpful to parents by providing location-based data such as address’ the teen arrived/departed, and speeds the teen was driving.
Does your teen spend seemingly hours receiving and sending text messages?
What steps would you take if you as a parent believed your teen was sending or receiving sexually explicit text messages?
Would you use a teen GPS tracker device or some other real-time tracking tool to record the driving habits of your teen?