New Research Shows More Than A Quarter Of Teens Have Received A Sext

And one in seven is sending them


27 February 2018

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A new study has found one in seven teens is sending sexually explicit texts – or “sexting”.

Canadian researchers released the findings of a new study, involving data from 111,000 teens aged between 12 and 17 from 39 countries, including Australia.

The study found 15 per cent of teens had sent a sext while 27 per cent had received one.

The study also found one in four students had sent a sexually explicit image of themselves and one in ten had sent an explicit image of someone else.

Older teens were more likely to engage in sexting than their younger peers, and boys and girls were equally likely to participate in sexting.

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