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Social websites are the new tool of trade for drug pushers (Sth Aust)

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SOUTH Australian drug users are increasingly buying illegal drugs from overseas on internet sites such as Facebook and Silk Road...

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This article talks about how easy it is to deal drugs. Using social media, people can connect with others (such as Skype, twitter, etc) from all over the world and going on sites that sell drugs.

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Juliet Stanton's curator insight, November 11, 2014 9:57 PM

This relates to how it is becoming easier to deal drugs. Now with social media, people can connect with others from anywhere in the world and sell them drugs.

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Surge in teenage sex

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Surge in teenage sex...

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As risky alcohol consumption among Australia's teenagers has gone up so has the incidence of sex "under the influence" and the number of partners, but not condom use.

A survey of Australian year 10 and 12 students has shown a surge in sexual activity over the past decade, and while awareness of HIV/AIDS remained high, so was the rate of risky sexual practices.

"Rates of alcohol consumption among secondary students have increased markedly, as has the proportion of young people engaging in sex while under the influence of alcohol and drugs," said Paul Agius, from Melbourne's La Trobe University.

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"We also found that there is a marked increase in year 12 students having sex with multiple partners."

In 1997, one in five (19.6 per cent) male year 12 students reported having sex with three or more partners in the past year.

When the same question was put to young men in 2008, the figure had almost doubled (38.2 per cent).

For young women in year 12, those who reported three or more partners in the past year also jumped, over the decade, from 12.9 per cent to 27.2 per cent.

Mr Agius said Australia's rate of teenage pregnancy ranked among the highest in the developed world, while sexually transmitted infections among young adults has risen in the past 10 years.

The survey showed students continued to report "high" awareness of HIV/AIDS while awareness of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) also made a small improvement over the decade.

Young women also reported higher overall awareness of the risks of unsafe sex, showing the need for public health campaign targeting young men.

"It is concerning that students appear to be better informed about HIV than either STIs or hepatitis, which are more common," Mr Agius said.

The percentage of young men who reported using a condom for their last sexual encounter remained stable, at 71.1 per cent in 1997 and no improvement in 2008 at 70.9 per cent.

"Although consistent condom use remains moderately high, it is of some concern that condom use has not increased since 1997 despite related increases in sexual activity ... and increased rates of sexually transmitted infections," Mr Agius said.

The research is published in the October edition of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.


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Vanessa's insight:

This article shows that surge in teenage sex are becoming more common, both willing and influence of drugs and alcohol.

But with the importance use of contraception is becoming less.

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beppe fierravanti's comment, May 23, 2012 7:32 PM
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this post states the information on the surge of teenage sex and stats to support his argument.
Juliet Stanton's curator insight, November 11, 2014 10:15 PM

This means that is it becoming more and more common fir teenagers to have sex, both willingly and under the influence of drugs and alcohol. However with this, the importance use of the use of contraception is becoming less and less.

Tian Molnar's curator insight, November 25, 2014 10:53 PM

This article shows that surge in teenage sex are becoming more common, both willing and influence of drugs and alcohol.

But with the importance use of contraception its becoming less.

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Causes of Teenage Drinking

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http://theturbulencetraining.com/causes-of-teenage-drinking.html Adolescence, especially teenage years, can be a very challenging time for parents as well as children. This is the time when children are highly vulnerable. Adolescence poses challenges for the parents as their children tend to get influenced by their peers. Peers play a very important...


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This article addresses the causes of teenage drinking & adolescence which include pressure and binge drinking.

This article is a good guide parents and teenagers on how to make good decision through adolescence.

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Elizabeth Martin's curator insight, April 9, 2014 8:10 PM

This article addresses the issues of the struggles people in adolescence face in every day, including peer pressure and binge drinking.

 

I like this article because it is a good guide to parents and teenagers on how to make good decisions whilst going through adolescence.

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Teachers deal with students' drug and alcohol abuse, report says

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The binge drinking and drug taking culture among high school students is having a detrimental impact on schools, a survey of principals found, with teachers spending significant amounts of classroom time dealing with the fallout of weekend parties.

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This article report about how binge drinking effects school life. 

The survey mention about weekend parties that effect school life.

Due to alcohol in schools it becomes the teachers.

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Elizabeth Martin's curator insight, April 9, 2014 12:22 AM

This is a good article because it addresses how binge drinking effects school life. The survey highlighted how weekend parties effect school life. Not only feeling drunken and sick students turn up in social issues. Whether students are judging them or friendships have been broken due to alcohol it now becomes the teachers job to deal with it.