‘Sexting’ Common Among Teens: Survey
Many teens send and receive sexually explicit photos on their cellphones and have little to no awareness of the possible mental health, social or legal consequences of doing so, a new study warns.
Researchers asked 606 students, some as young as 14, at a private high school in the southwestern United States about their experiences with “sexting” and the potential risks associated with being caught sexting.
Nearly 20 percent of the students said they had sent a sexually explicit image of themselves via cellphone, and nearly twice as many said they had received a sexually explicit picture. More than 25 percent of those who received a sexually explicit picture forwarded it to others.