WebMD Health News “Sexting and Internet safety issues now rank among the top 10 health concerns U.S. adults have about children, joining childhood obesity, drug abuse, and teen pregnancy, according to a new poll by the University of Michigan.
The top 10 children’s health concerns list is topped by childhood obesity, drug abuse, and smoking and tobacco use, but the 2011 results suggest that parents are getting wise to new safety risks associated with the Internet and other technologies.”
Sexting involves sending sexually suggestive messages or photos, mostly from one mobile phone to another. Check out our blog on “Why Sexting Can Carry Lifelong Consequences” Parental controls and computer monitoring software like WebWatcher and WebWatcher Mobile make it possible for parents to track their child’s activity both on their PCs and on their Smartphones.
Overall, here is the top 10 health concerns of all adults polled:
1.Childhood obesity, 33%
2.Drug abuse, 33%
3.Smoking and tobacco use, 23%
4.Teen pregnancy, 24%
6.Internet safety, 23%
8.Alcohol abuse, 20%
9.Driving accidents, 20%
on Friday, August 19th, 2011 at 3:37 pm and is filed under Computer Monitoring, How-Tos, Internet Safety, Parental Control.
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