Viewing and sharing sexual content is becoming the norm – as has hiding it from parents.The acronyms NIFOC (naked in front of computer), GNOC (get naked on camera), NP4NP (naked pic for naked pic) and POS (parent over shoulder) need no explanation to anyone in their teens or 20s, but may well be a shock to parents such as Sarah.He was showing symptoms of addiction to his phone and withdrawal from the world.
Sex now predates relationships and the prognosis for our children’s brains is worrying.
Boys in particular are vulnerable, as they are generally more motivated by sex than girls (who tend to be more relationship-focused) and therefore more attracted to sexting.
This ancient dance used to be regulated by society.
Gone are the days of chaperones, or even the social mores that kept young people’s behaviour in check.
Sarah’s three sons, aged 17, 15 and 14, were on their devices constantly.