Anyone read Vanity Fair's absurd blame on social media for teens promiscuities? It's a bunch of craptastic scare tactics aimed at parents who know nothing. Here's an amazing takedown by The Verge's own Adi Robertson.
In fact, the article is mostly a series of salacious stories and broad warnings that could have been written at any time in the last 20 years — just swap in Britney Spears for Miley Cyrus. It quotes a counselor and a researcher, but cites only three pieces of non-anecdotal data: the percentage of teens using social media, the hours a day they spend on electronic devices, and the percentage of adolescents who've seen internet porn. Notably absent: how much sex teens are actually having, and whether that number is going up.
via The Verge