(Not So) Great Expectations

Survey Says March 2014Here's a little sad news to close out your Friday...a depressing three-quarters (74%) of teen girls say they often get the message that attracting boys and looking sexy is one of the most important things they can do, according to our latest Survey Says. Six in 10 teens (63%) believe that teen boys often receive the message that they are expected to have sex.

Ugh and double ugh.

Authored by: Jessica Sheets Pika

Jessica Sheets Pika is the Director, Communications and Editorial Content at The National Campaign.  In that capacity, Jessica drives the communications strategy for the Campaign by curating, writing, and editing content; managing consultants and content contributors; and developing new activities and content areas for the organization.  She is the organization’s editor and manages the creation and publication of all Campaign materials.   In addition, Jessica manages the National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy/Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month, a national, digital call to action encouraging teens to think about how their lives might change if they were to become pregnant. Jessica also handles press initiatives, spearheads the design and creation of new National Campaign materials, and provides general communications and editorial guidance to all program areas of the Campaign.

Jessica joined The National Campaign in 2006 and has nearly 15 years of experience in the non-profit health care world.  She received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and Political Science from Wake Forest University and lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, her adorable children, and their dog, Cora.

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Why in this crazy world would the kids not have to register as sex offenders . I think its something that laura Ahearn from megans law should aproach all teens that they should be on a national registry for at least 25 years , along with their parents . You just can't be so sure these days in this crazy world , if it had taken place in the parents home the parents would be sexual hosts as in alcohol related rules and regulations of todays society .

It never occurred to me before. Your idea about holding parents responsible as "sexual hosts" as compared to the alcohol host laws is phenomenal. I'd love to see this reviewed further by those in positions of lawmaking authority (Senators, Representatives, Governors, President).

i so agree with your statement!