The period of time from when your child turns into a teenager through their early adult years can be an extremely volatile period filled with potential dangers and pitfalls. One event or a combination of events can have a negative effect on their safety and/or future. The youth of today face a myriad of issues from social media to drugs, peer pressure, and driving, just to name a few.
In today’s world, the monitoring of the activities of your family will help to keep them safe while providing you with peace of mind. Through discreet monitoring, you will be provided with the knowledge and tools to help protect your child. Whether it is the monitoring of online behavior, GPS tracking (to monitor location), driving habits, checking the backgrounds of friends and associates or discreet surveillance, we work to provide you with a clear picture of your child’s activities. Through an established monitoring plan, our investigators will work with you to identify the risks your child currently faces. We will then work to compile information that you can use as a parent to guide your young adult through this period.
Through an established monitoring plan, our investigators will work with you to identify the risks your child currently faces. We will then work to compile information that you can use as a parent to guide your young adult through this period.
If you are thinking, “not my kid”, or there’s no way that my child is doing anything wrong, we hope you are right. Here are some statistics you should know from a great site called atriskyouthprograms.com.
Teen Substance Abuse Statistics
According to the new national study done by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University (June 2011), substance abuse in adolescence is America’s number 1 public health problem. The following findings were mentioned:
- Before the age of 18, 9 out of 10 high school students where seen to have met the criteria for addiction and had already started drinking, smoking, and illicit or prescription drugs.
- 3/4 of U.S. high school students have drunk alcohol, used another drug and smoked cigarettes. 2/3 of high school students have taken more than one substance which is addictive.
Teen Sex Statistics
A fact sheet from a The Guttmacher Institute provided the following data:
- There is 13% of teens who admitted to have had sexual experience by age 15. Before age 20, 7 among 10 teens, male and female, has already had intercourse.
- Teenagers in the United States are more likely to have a sexual experience before they reach 15 years old, 11% of single females and 14% of single males) in 2006-2008.