Kingston : Canada | Apr 26, 2011 at 7:27 AM PDT
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Brain scans of risk-taking teens

The Research done by Journal of Preventive Medicine found that there is Multiple-Risk Behaviour (MBR) among the Adolescents using Computers and Internet, such as illicit drug use, drunkenness and unprotected sex.

A research conducted by the Journal on Social Cognitive theory suggests that seeing people engaged in a behavour is a way of learning that behaviour according to Ms..Valerie Carson a Ph.D Scholor of School of Kinesiology and Health Studies of Queen's University of Canada. Carson says “adolescents who are exposed 4.5 hours on an average each day to computer screen would potentially adopt the images behavour that they constantly see in Internet”.

The high-degree of computer usage would associate the Adolescents with 50 per cent increasd Multiple-Risk Behavours that include drunkenness, smoking, non-use of seatbelts, cannabis and illicit drug use and unprotected sex. High television usage also associates the teenagers with modestly increased engagement in the Multiple-Risk Behavour.

The Researchers also found that there is considerable increase of Internet by Adolescents in recent years. Ms.Carson also and her team of Researchers also found that Television and Video games have more established protocols in terms of censorships, but internet has no such protocols of censorship, that aims the Adolescents to Multiple-Risk Behaviour. She further said that parents can make use of programmings which can control access to the Internet, but adolescents who are quite savvy about technology of Internet would overcome such controls and these type of controls are also not quite effective in blocking all undesirable websites. The Researchers says that the Future Studies should examine the specific content guidelines for youth.

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d chaitanya is based in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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