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Parents, do you know what your teen is doing on their cell phone? A recent survey shows that 15 percent of teens are “sexting” these days, which means texting sexually explicit messages or photos of themselves or others using their cell phones. Teens do this for a variety of reasons, and it can have serious and far-reaching consequences. Find out more by reading the article here: “Survey: 15 percent of teens get sexual text messages”
For suggestions on how to talk to your teens about sexting, here is a helpful article: “Teen texting: How to help your teen avoid the risks”
Did you know that a teen could be charged with a felony for sending these kinds of messages? Watch a video here about a recent high school sexting incident involving 30 students: “Sexting Leads to Arrests”
Teens, we’d like to hear your feedback and comments – What do you think of sexting?