Sexting Popularity Growing with Teens

December 3, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
Sexting is becoming more popular with teens and in some cases it's had deadly consequences. An Associated Press / MTV poll finds teens are sharing sexually explicit photos, videos and chat on their cell phones or online. More than a quarter of teens and young adults say they've done it, despite sometimes grim consequences.

Teens in Florida, Indiana, Ohio and Pennsylvania have faced charges, in some cases felony charges, for sending nude pictures.

In at least a few cases, sexting has been linked to suicide. Last year, an Ohio teen hanged herself after weeks of ridicule at school. She had sent a nude cell phone picture to her boyfriend, but after they broke up, he forwarded the picture to other people.


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