Are the kids alright?
Teenagers are having less sex and doing less that drugs. That’s good news, right?
Well, maybe not necessarily.
According to a CDC survey, a lot of teens may be replacing “risky behavior” with video games–hours and hours of video games.
“Nearly half of city teens — 45.6 percent — spend at least three hours a day playing their computer or video games, according to the 2015 biennial Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
And all gaming could be the reason for this …
“The percentage of city high schoolers who have had sex fell from 31.2 percent in 2013 to 27.2 percent in 2015 — a record low since the CDC began surveying ninth- through 12th-graders in 1997.”
As Tom pointed out on Tuesday’s show, that may sound like great news for parents, but it can suggest a generation of Americans who may prefer technology over socializing, dating and getting married!
Tom worries about a future where teens and young adults prefer games and binge watching over interacting with other humans … and eventually starting families!