According to a new study,
sexting isn’t nearly as prevalent as was reported
earlier this year. According to new data, only 1 percent of kids aged 10 to 17
have ever shared explicit images of themselves or other people. If Mom and Dad
snagged your smartphone, it might just be time to ask for it back.
Tweens ‘n’ teens, rejoice!
Researchers talked to more than 1,500 kids about their phone
use. The 1 percent who have texted nude photos (and the 1 percent who have
texted suggestive but not explicit photos) are skewed toward older teens rather
than tweens. Seven percent said they’d received images of this nature.
Previous studies reported that as many as one in every five
youths participated in sexting. While we’re glad that number may now be
debunked, we’ve gotta admit we’re a little dubious of this 1 percent stat. Why?
Well, this new study only took into consideration explicit photographs, not
texts—and isn’t that sort of what sexting is?
How do you define sexting, sweeties? Talk it out!
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 12/7/2011 5:09:00 PM
POSTED IN In the News, social media, gadgets, , texting