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Teens and Sexting: How and why minor teens are sending sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images via text messaging

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Published Date
December, 2009
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"Texting has become a centerpiece in teen social life, and parents, educators and advocates have grown increasingly concerned about the role of cell phones in the sexual lives of teens and young adults. In particular, over the past year, press coverage and policy discussions have focused on how teens are using or misusing cell phones as part of their sexual interactions and explorations. The greatest amount of concern has focused on sexting or the creating, sharing and forwarding of sexually suggestive nude or nearly nude images by minor teens."