Picture this: it's late at night and someone you've been kinda talking to hits you up for nudes. Or maybe you don't have to picture it, because — like 84 percent of the girls in Seventeen. We interviewed more than 11, girls ages 14 to 22 and found that 62 percent have taken and sent sexy pics, even though just 31 percent believe sexting is safe. Of girls who sext, 13 percent say their nudes have leaked. That might explain why 31 percent of girls say they take sexy pics but never send them.
Teen Sexting Has Become Even More Common, Research Says
Teenage sexting: we're letting young people down by not talking about it
Our lives these days are intertwined with our digital devices, for good or for ill. That includes adolescent romantic and sexual relationships of all kinds — happy, tragic, mutual, one-sided, healthy, abusive. And experts say that rather than being shocked to find that kids are sexting, we should instead be talking about it from an early age, just as we should about other aspects of their developing sense of their sexual identities. Her advice to parents is to start talking about sexting — as with so many topics — younger than you think you need to. She suggested that for younger children, the conversations could be simple and could be put in the context of other absolute rules.
Sexting: Why Britain's teenagers are no longer safe in their own bedrooms
Depending on which expert you ask, sexting among teens may be extremely common or incredibly rare. Studies have reported rates of youth sexting as low as 1. Child development researcher Sheri Madigan of the University of Calgary and her colleagues scoured all the data they could find about sexting behavior among teens. Among the 34 studies that included data on sending sext messages, the average prevalence was
Sexting a combination of the words sex and texting is the practice of electronically sending sexually explicit images or messages from one person to another. The study background suggests pediatricians, policy makers, schools and parents have insufficient information about the nature and importance of teen sexting because there is not enough empirical data. Temple, Ph. The data were from part of a longitudinal study and students Teens, who ranged in age from 14 to 19 years old, self-reported their history of dating, sexual behaviors and sexting.