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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sue Scheff: TeenTruth

Today teens, parents, teachers and others need as much as assistance in helping our children navigate through adolescence during a time of heightened peer pressure that can lead to very bad choices.

Teen Facts:

  • According to a 2009 Florida Youth Risk Behavior survey, 50.6 percent (365,700) of teens surveyed have had sexual intercourse.
  • 37 percent of students surveyed have had sexual intercourse with one or more people during the past 3 months.
  • 16.6 percent of students surveyed have had sexual intercourse with four or more partners during their lifetime; the number was significantly higher among males surveyed.
  • According to the Florida Department of Transportation, in 2008 there were more than 32,344 crashes. Of those crashes, 216 teens were killed.
The Florida Department of Health recently joined forces with WAHI Media to provide parents and teens with information to make good choices when facing critical decisions.

WAHI Media with the partnership of The Florida Health Department, developed an interactive website called TeenTruth.org. 

The TeenTruth.org WAHI uses real actors to target young people, parents, and citizens on a number of topics, including drug prevention, relationships, and healthy relationships betweens parents and kids” said Glenn Hallam, founder of WAHI Media. “The WAHI allows participants to respond to different situations and gain an understanding of the best ways to handle those situations in the future, in a way that traditional communication methods simply cannot achieve.
Visit www.teentruth.org today and experience the knowledge to help you help your teens today!

Be an educated parent, you will have safer and healthier teens.

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