Today on the show we were talking about a new billboard campaign launched in Chicago which aims to tackle teen pregnancy and puts the focus on teenage boys. Listeners debated whether the campaign would work and spoke about how we approach teen pregnancy in this country
U.S. President Obama has said that he has told his teenage daughters that he will get a tattoo if they do - Is this a good disincentive? Colm spoke to some other parents about the best way to deal with teenagers
There has been some controversy recently over comments made by Bressie regarding the legalisation of cannabis. Colm read an e-mail from a mother who is concerned because her 16 year old son has effectively dropped out of school and the listener believes that the cause of this is her son’s habitual smoking of cannabis. Whether cannabis is legal or not it seems teenagers today have no problem in accessing it – but what can the effects be on one so young? And what can this mother do?
A judge in the UK recently made a statement in a case he was presiding over whereby he concluded that a violent rape perpetrated by a 15 year old boy and his friend against a 14 year old girl was provoked by him being in “a state of high sexual charge without release following on from months of exposure to pornography”. Another story that appeared in the papers yesterday had the headline “Girls of 13 pressured to pose for home-made blue movies: Teachers warn pornography is becoming part of everyday life’’. Although those are both UK stories, this is just ...