Mapping high school relations.

AdolescentromanticnetworkHere's something to scare the crap out of a dad on a Monday morning. Researchers from Ohio State University mapped out the "romantic" and sexual relationships between students at an average (and anonymous) high school. They expected to find a core group of students who were sexually and romantically active, but instead they found out that, well, almost everyone was. The article is actually quite interesting, trying to explain among other things that one humongous chain where more than 52 percent of the students were inter-connected.

I'm really starting to see the appeal of home schooling.

Researchers Map the Sexual Network of an Entire School [OSU Research News]
The Structure of Romantic and Sexual Relations at "Jefferson High School" [link to the full page chart]

via Boing Boing