Sexting

By Adrianna, and Celestte

Sexting

Engaging in sexting is a dangerous activity for teens! It can have adverse side effects and the consequences can be life-long. New research shows that approximately 20-30 percent of teens have sent and/or received a sext. Plus, according to research those teens who are sexting or propositioned to send a sext are more likely than their peers to have sexual intercourse. So, just what is sexting, who's doing it, why are they doing it, and what are the consequences? I'll attempt to answers those questions and more in this blog, "The Dangers of Teen Sexting."




What is sexting?

Sexting is sending, receiving, or forwarding sexual photos or sexually suggestive messages through text message or email. While the term "Sext" has been around since about 2005, the idea of exchanging or recording sexual material isn't a new concept. Historically sexual material has been distributed by means of: drawings, photographs, and videos.


Think about it:

If you're a guy and your friends all have sexual photos of girls on their phones, you may feel pressured to do the same; especially if your "guy"