Parents need to accept that drinking alcohol is just a part of growing up these days. On the topic of mobile phones, you cannot only blame the consumers. At 15, I find that most aspects of life can be grouped into three categories. I would guess that is not very common at all. When my father read this, looking over it for me, he said that not all relationships are sustained by messaging of some sort. In these modern times, most relationships are kept alive by text messaging and instant messaging. Overall at this age, sex isn't a prominent pastime in the life of a year-old. If I was to guess the amount of time that I spend on the computer in a school week, per day, it wouldn't be more then 1 hours. Or they are stereotypical ignorant people. It's different to be worried about your kids, as opposed to being paranoid. If they want to know what the kids in my school get up to, they should survey them, and not generalise by applying statistics from other schools in other parts of the state. But maybe, if parents sit down and talk to their children about the risks and lay down the rules, there is less of a chance of life-threatening consequences. I concede there have been some cases involving Myspace, and other sites like that, where the circumstances have ended rather unfortunately. Generally drinking is done "safely'' not in a park or a public place, but at a house, and sometimes it is even provided by adults.