WATCH: Teens are so over Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll

- Parents rejoice! A new government study shows that teens are drinking less, using drugs less often, and having a lot less sex! It looks like the trouble with kids these days… they aren’t as bad as they used to be.

Bill Albert, a spokesman for the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy said, “I think you can call this 'the cautious generation.'" The survey found 41% of teens said they had had sex. It had been about 47% over the previous decade. It also marked declines last year in the portion of students who said they had sex recently.

Researchers largely attribute continuing declines in teen pregnancies and abortions to more and better use of birth control. But the new numbers suggest less sex is a factor, too. If it’s a true drop, the reason is not clear why.

But one possibility, Albert said, “it may be that parking at Lookout Point has given way to texting from your mom’s living room couch." So it looks like teens are getting less face time and more Facetime. Whatever the reason, parents around the country are rejoicing!


So buy your kid that cell phone and all you’ll have to worry about is them downloading too many apps!

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