Is your pre-teen/teen at risk for sexual activity, pornography, unhealthy relationships, and/or dangerous liaisons? Do they lack goals for the future and feel like they have few options? Here are signs your adolescent/teen needs more supervision and guidance like that provided by the programs on this website:

• Is home without parents/guardians for long periods of time.
• Has few/no rules about phone use.
• Watches too many shows or plays video games that have sexual content.
• Does not understand the differences between love, lust and infatuation.
• Only feels good about themselves when they are in a relationship.
• Hangs out or has friends that I do not know.
• Likes to take risks and thinks he/she is invincible.
• Seems to view sex as “just sex,” or as a recreational activity.
• Does not have personal or career goals for the future.
• Spends too much time on entertainment, games, internet, and on social media/networking sites.
• Has a computer, phone, or other mobile devices in their bedroom.
• Does not have a curfew or rules that must be followed.
• Goes to a school where students talk openly about sexual activities.
• Is so attached to their friends and/or social media that they are depressed without them/it.
• Does not see marriage and family in their future.
• Is crushed or deeply hurt if their peer group laughs or ridicules them about clothing, rules, etc.
• Seems desperate to have a girlfriend or boyfriend.
• Gives in to peer pressure easily.
• Thinks that everyone their age is having sex.
• Thinks that using contraception justifies having sex.
• Has electronic devices that lack pornography filters.
• Intends to have sex after graduation or to “get it over with” so that they can tell their friends.
• Thinks that oral sex and anal sex are safe.
• Believes that sex has no impact on emotions.
• Does not believe it is valuable to wait until marriage before having sex.
• Believes that “serious” dating relationships justify having sex.
• Talks about sex proving popularity or maturity or desirability.
• Cannot verbalize why abstinence is a healthy choice for himself/herself.
• Lack confidence in their ability to abstain.
• Thinks that sex is a good way to show a dating partner love.
• Believes that sexually transmitted diseases do not exist in his/her school or community.
• Has sexually active friends.
• Is only interested in dating someone older or younger.
• Prioritizes dating relationships over educational or household responsibilities.
• Thinks that couples who are not having sex are old-fashioned or weird.
• Hangs-out with kids who drink alcohol, use drugs or tobacco.