Sexting occurs when a person SENDS, FORWARDS, and/or RECEIVE sex-related mobile phone message. The message may be in the form of written text, photos, videos, meme, or images.
Examples of Sexting
1. Sending sexual explicit messages to your girlfriend/boyfriend
2. Forwarding a nude picture of a classmate
3. Sharing pornography with friends
DID YOU KNOW?
Sexting acts can lead to criminal prosecution.
Nearly 40% of all teenagers have posted or sent sexually suggestive messages, but this practice is more common among boys than girls.
15% of teens who have sent or posted nude/semi-nude images of themselves send these messages to people they have never met, but know from the Internet.
The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. “Teenage Sexting Statistics.” GuardChild. Accessed April 14, 2014.