Disturbing Stats about Teens and Sexting

Hamilton, ON, Canada / AM900 CHML

Some disturbing findings in a new Canadian study about kids and sexting.

Almost one in 10 students in Grades 7 to 11 admitted they had sent a suggestive or explicit photo of themselves, while about one in four said they had received a sext on their cellphone.

Boys were twice as likely to be sent a sext than girls.

And of all the survey respondents who said they had sent a sext, about 25 per cent of them said they were aware their message was being passed on to others.

The survey by the non-profit organization MediaSmarts also found what it calls a “concerning pattern” of teenaged boys regularly seeking out pornography.

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