Sexting and the Consequences
By Sophia Calianos
Face the Facts
- 61% of all sexters admitted to feeling pressured to send the content.
- 24% of high-school age teens have been involved in a form of nude sexting.
- 55% of sexters share these images with more than one person
Girls vs. Boys in Regards to Sexting
- 68% of girls had been asked to send a sext, vs. 42% for boys
- 46% of boys admitted to having asked a girl to send a sext, vs. 21% of girls
- 27% of girls were “bothered greatly” by such requests, vs. 3% of boys
How to Protect Yourself from the Dangers of Sexting
- Think about the consequence
- Never take the picture
- Thing before hitting send
- If you Forward the nude picture of someone underage know that you are going to be held responsible as the original sender.
- Report any nude pictures you see