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aware of it rather than involved with it.
Sexting, or the distribution of sexually suggestive nude or nearly -nude images, has
garnered increased media attention in recent years. 43 While this is a topic of concern,
results from the survey show that the vast majority of teen cell phone owners have not
sent or received messages of this nature. Only 4% reported that they have sent these
types of images or videos of themselves, and 15% said they have received a "sext" from
someone they know. Older teens were more likely to report receiving sext messages than
younger teens, with 18% of those 14 -17 as opposed to 6% of the 12 and 13 year -olds
reporting this. There were no differences between boys (15%) and girls (14%) in receipt
of sexts. Furthermore, teens who are more frequent users of cell phones are more likely
to receive sexually suggestive images. Focus group findings show that sexting occurs most often in one of three scenarios: 1. Exchanges of images solely between two romantic partners 2. Exchanges of images between partners that are then shared outside the relationship 3. Exchanges of images between people who are not yet in a relation...
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- Fall '13
- cell phone, American life project, mobile phones