Teens searching online for dangerous trends, like condom snorting challenge, say experts
SAN ANTONIO - Some local parents are attending an informative class on dangerous trends.
They're learning new ways to keep their children safe.
If you're not up to date on the latest advances in technology and you have children then this is the class for you.
"There are all kinds of drugs and kids are clever so it's just really what are our kids doing so that's what we try to share."
Educators are visiting area schools to talk drug, and alcohol prevention and make sure parents are aware of dangerous trends like the condom snorting challenge.
"Because these days our teens are doing everything for likes, views, and subscribers."
"As graphic as it is we have to show parents because teens are going online looking for challenges and recreating them."
"I had never seen that before so that was really a shock to me."
Then there's the next generation of vaping called juuling.
"And it looks just like a flash drive and it allows you to smoke nicotine but because it looks like a flash drive it's coming into our schools."
There's more than meets the eye with some cell phone apps like Snapchap.
"Folks like to use them for filters and things but it's actually the number one sexting app that's available."
Speaking of cell phones advances in technology now allow parents to monitor cell phone activity, and get important notifications.
"So you're able to view deleted text messages current text messages, phone call logs, you can track location and there are other apps that will let you actually pause the phone."
Monitoring apps vary depending on your cell provider.
Debbie Miller has 11-year old twins.
"My daugthers are going into middle school next year and I just wanted to bring awareness to myself to find out what the trends are what's going on so that i can just be aware."
To find out when the class on dangerous teen trends will be held in your area call Mayra De Hoyos (210) 370-5617.