Come Learn About Internet Safety!
Sexting is the act of sending sexually explicit photos, messages, voicemails, IM’s, videos, etc., either via phone, computer, webcam or other device. Sending suggestive and explicit content has been done for hundreds of years, what’s different now is the combination of technology that can broadcast this information instantly and virally, and the permanence of sending and storing this content on digital media – phones, computers, servers, and so on.
Though the frequency of sexting shows little gender variation, the pressure to participate in sexting is considerably stronger for girls. 51% of teen girls said pressure from a guy was the reason they sexted compared to just 18% of teen boys who said they felt pressure from a girl