Hot Topic: SEXTING!

Posted: January 21, 2010 in Start Strong Austin

What is “sexting?”

Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit messages or photos (i.e.: nude, semi-nude, or otherwise sexual in nature) electronically, primarily between cell phones.

Did you know…?

  • It is illegal to take sexual photos of youth and a crime to pass them on.
  • 20% of teens (ages 13-19) report having sent or posted nude or semi‐nude pictures or videos of themselves.
  • 48% of teens report they have receiving sexually explicit messages.

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