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Kids Today...Are Pretty Great

Key Facts In This Video

  1. Teens today smoke less tobacco and drink less alcohol than teens in 1972. They do use more marijuana, but they use less of other drugs. 01:08

  2. Modern teens have less sex and are more likely to use condoms than teens in the 1970s. Fewer teens are having sex before age 13, and the teen birth rate is down. 02:11

  3. Compared to youth in the 1970s, today's teens wear seatbelts and helmets more often. They engage in physical education classes just as often. They get in fewer fights. 02:54