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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Teens and Sexting | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Overview:

As texting has become a centerpiece in teen social life, parents, educators and advocates have grown increasingly concerned about the role of cell phones in the sexual lives of teens and young adults. A new survey from the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project found that 4% of cell-owning teens ages 12-17 say they have sent sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images or videos of themselves to someone else via text messaging, a practice also known as “sexting”; 15% say they have received such images of someone they know via text message.

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http://pewinternet.org/Reports/2009/Teens-and-Sexting.aspx

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