Published on June 17th, 2012 | by James Johnson0
20% Of Teenagers Say They Sext Message [Study]
If you have five children living under your roof it is likely that one of them will sext message as a teenager. A new study published in the online version of the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior found that 20% of teenagers sext message.
Researchers at the University of Utah interviewed more than 600 students at a private high school in the southwestern U.S.
20% of respondents said they have sent sexually explicit photos of themselves and twice as many reported receiving sexually explicit photos.
In a more troubling statistic, 25% of those people who received the text message said they forwarded it to someone else.
One-third of respondents said they didn’t know they could face “serious legal consequences” if they were caught.
Utah psychology professor Donald Strassberg and his co-authors also revealed that teens who sext are more likely to call the activity “acceptable.”
Between sending and receiving messages one-third of teenagers under the age of 18 years old are involved in some form of sext messaging.