May 16, 2011

Sexting: Not Just for Teens, Anymore

Cristen Conger, Discovery News


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In 2009, the Pew Center for Internet and American Life published survey findings that 4 percent of adolescents 12 to 17 years old had sent  “sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images or videos” of themselves to someone else via text message.

That sparked a “sexting” panic over the unsettling implications of young people engaging in this type of illicit interaction, as well as legal issues involving the cell phone-transmitted photos that could be deemed child pornography.

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TAGGED: Sexuality, Texting, Relationships

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