The students answered several yes/no questions that ranged from “In the last six months have you texted someone a sexual message to flirt with them?” to whether or not they participated in a variety of sexual activities from kissing to intercourse and whether they had casual or serious romantic partners.Simply limiting the amount of time they spend on these sites or the number of texts kids can send could be a useful first step — one study in 2010 found that teens who hyper-text, or send more than 120 text messages in a single day — were more likely to have sex or do drugs and drink alcohol.Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. 1979, 1986 © Harper Collins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Cite This Source "to divide or cut" (see section (n.)).
And even though his high school talks to students about bullying in substance abuse, he says sexting has never been discussed or punished.
The sexting adolescents also reported that they felt family members and peers were more likely to approve of various sexual activities.
And they admitted to higher rates of intending to engage in sexual acts than their non-sexting friends.
In San Diego, dozens of students from San Dieguito Union High School District are facing possible criminal charges after teen girls sent naked photos of themselves to their boyfriends, which were then shared among six different high schools and one middle school.
Sharing nude photos of young people has been classified as distributing child pornography in some states. Some parents have resorted to apps, like Eye Guardian, which was created by two fathers and alerts parents whenever explicit or abusive content is shared on their child’s Facebook account.