Survey finds 1 in 5 teenagers have “sexted”

Survey finds 1 in 5 teenagers have “sexted”
We live in a digital age where it can become increasingly hard to monitor the actions of children. Most parents are offered some control by wireless providers in the form of GPS tracking, limiting usage, and other services. But a new survey conducted by Harris Interactive has found an alarming 1 in 5 teens to have “sexted” - meaning they sent or received sexually explicit, nude, or partially bare photos through cell phone text messages or e-mail. They interviewed 655 teens aged 13 to 18 in April and found that most who have sexted sent photos to significant others. Still an 11 percent sent them to strangers while 80 percent of the teens that have sexted are under 18. On top of that, cyberbullying through either online or text messaging means are becoming more rampant. So parents really need to get in touch of the the cell phone habits of their kids.

via USA Today

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10 Comments

1. tmofanboy432

Posts: 139; Member since: Jan 12, 2009

well who wasnt seriously

2. Arielnyc2006 unregistered

??

3. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I didn't know people actually do that

4. MTLance unregistered

Sexted? Oh man send me some naked high school girls sextxt and I'll be happy. ROFL, dumb survey, it is just like our junkmail comes with R18 stuff all the time. What they meant to search for is how many girls and guys have send naked photo of themselves through using MMS.

5. johntkong

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

good grief. teens shouldnt have cell phones until they can afford to buy the phone and maintain the monthly bill themselves. end of story. cyber bullying? seriously!? go play a sport or something.

6. rehnhart

Posts: 103; Member since: Mar 27, 2009

I don't think the teens are the issue here. I believe the parents should be more active in what their children do, and know who they hang out with. Children and teens need to know that in this age we live in; what you do and post online is permanent and can come back to haunt you.As a teacher, I have seen a lot of good students at my school ruin their reputations and possible futures by what they said or posted online

7. DolaMite

Posts: 6; Member since: Jun 24, 2009

1 out of 5? ? ? ? ? . . . . .thats it? i would have assumed thats what it was when i was in high school.

8. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009

parents should get their kids an i phone 3G so they cant use mms haha

9. LGVX1993

Posts: 260; Member since: Jan 27, 2009

lol

10. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

Hahaha!!! That's hilarious! That would solve the problem though, eh? Along with Apple being rad and censoring all their apps... perfect phone for kids... LMAO!

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