Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Sexting: At long last, a sexual offense not blamed entirely on males

By the numbers

·48: Percentage of teens who say they have received sexually suggestive texts, e-mails or instant messages

·40: Percentage of teenage boys who say they've sent such messages

·37: Percentage of teenage girls who say they've sent such messages

·22: Percentage of teenage girls who say they have sent or posted nude or semi-nude pictures or videos of themselves

·18: Percentage of teenage boys who say they have sent or posted such pictures or videos of themselves

·11: Percentage of young teen girls (between 13 and 16) who have sent or posted such pictures or videos of themselves

Sources: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy; CosmoGirl.com