More high school students are sending and receiving sexually explicit text messages or photos, and that makes them more likely to engage in other types of sexual activity as well. Sexting in Middle School Leads to More Adolescent Sex, Study Says | Time
According to the study authors, teens who sexted were four to seven times more likely to also partake in sexual activities. Dangerous driving Sentence cut for pair who caused death of pregnant mum as daughter, 3, sat beside her. Sexting in Middle School Leads to More Adolescent Sex, Study Says | Time
The study surveyed seventh grade students from five urban public middle schools in Rhode Island. That could make adolescents who may not be mature enough to understand the possible consequences of exchanging sexually explicit messages vulnerable to sexual predators, say the study authors. One year-old girl was charged with exploitation and faced a lifetime on a sex offenders register.