I remember my parents being frank with me about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. They were excruciatingly honest about details that had happened to them! TMI, but it worked out when I was at Christmas party years ago and cocaine was produced, I was able to say no thank you without feeling bad.
Never did drugs, never had any sort of interest in. Funny enough though, I would probably be more willing to try now (not that I would ) then I would have when I was a teen or in my 20s. What does that say about the effects of being a responsible adult lol!
Peer pressure hasn't disappeared, probably a lot harder to say "no" these days being a teenager where "likes and hearts" count as validation.
Agreed. Plus, you have to keep upping the anti, so if XYZ video got so many likes, then the next person may feel like they need to step up their game (which depending could mean riskier behavior)
Regarding the porn industry, should they be held accountable?
How will they restrict access to adults only?
How will young people know that this isn't a real representative of intimacy?
Who should tell them parents or schools or government?
Good questions, don't really know the answer except for the last one which I believe firmly this falls on the parents (however, I do recognize that the family dynamic is changing and there are kids who simply don't have a supportive family structure)
As far as the porn industry I feel they should only be liable to the point where they are using minors or they are shown to in some way or another targeting minors to view their content. I believe there was a push to have all sites have .xxx as the registered domain name which would make things a lot easier for parents to block sites
I grew up in the early 2000s, I can't believe how much harder it is to be a teenager now.
They have access to unlimited data and information but the young human brain still lacks the ability to see future consequences of actions, so maybe that's another thing to look at.
Agreed, although I know quite a few adults who suffer from the same issue lol