The update about teen sexting comes in front by Jama Pediatrics which tells that one in four teens had received a sext, and one in seven teens had sent the same. Sext os a text message that consists some sexual contents. The findings that come in front tells that teens are taking it as a standard thing. The study is based on more than three dozen reviews.
This is going to be a serious thing that teens are using the technology for such content rather than sending study related texts. This is something on which the parents need to pay attention and needs to guide their children for correct usage of technology. In the study, researchers found that around 15 percent teens have sent a sext to their friends and around 27 percent have received the same. It is also found that older teens are more involved in such things.
Another update which can be denoted as the cause of such situation is the usage of cell phones that get increased over the past decades. Researchers tell that more usage of cell phones has increased among adolescents that are leading the youth to get involved such things like sexting. The study is showing a point to get worried about. The point is that around 12% teens say that they had sent the sext to someone without their permission. Another 8 percent says that they had received a sext without their consent.
The tip sheet for parents denoted,”Risks include emotional distress for those who are pressured to send these photos as well as those who receive these photos. Sexting can also cause harm if photos are distributed widely, causing increased distress or embarrassment.” The tip sheet also tells that this sexting can also let a person face the situation of legal repercussions in which the sender can be labeled as a sex offender which can spoil a teen life in no time. Researchers say that parents need to take a step forward and to guide their children about all negative aspects of such things.