New study shows an increase in the number of teens sexting

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A new study about teens and sexting shows a rise in the number of teens either sending or receiving sexually explicit texts. (KFSN)

A new study about teens and sexting shows a rise in the number of teens either sending or receiving sexually explicit texts.

The study finds 27-percent of kids under 18 receive sext messages including nude photos and nearly 15-percent of teens send them.

Some of the most concerning new data in the report relate to consent-- the study finds 12-percent of teens forwarded a sext without permission. Teens who send pornographic photos risk arrest and jail time.

The study, which focused on data since 2008, was just published in the journal "Jama Pediatrics."

Parents can find tips on talking with your teen about sexting here.
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