May 16, 2011
Sexting: Not Just for Teens, Anymore
Cristen Conger, Discovery News
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.
TAGGED: sexuality, texting, relationships