Teens Are Too Busy Playing Video Games And Don’t Have Sex Anymore…
Nearly half of city teens — 45.6 percent — spend at least three hours a day playing their computer or video games, according to the 2015 biennial Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
That’s up from 41.7 percent in 2013 and 28.1 percent in 2005. At the same time, more city teens are just saying no to sex, booze and tobacco.
The percentage of city high schoolers who have had sex fell from 31.2 percent in 2013 to 27.2 percent in 2015 — a record low since the CDC began surveying ninth- through 12th-graders in 1997.
City health officials noted that given the ease of access to the internet and availability of mobile devices, it’s not surprising that teens are spending more time playing video games.