Number of teens ‘sexting’ on the rise

A new study is revealing a rise in the number of teenagers who either send or receive sexually explicit texts.

According to the study, one in seven teens, ages 12-17 are “sexting” and one in four has been sexted. The study focused on data since 2008, was published b the journal, “Jama Pediatrics.” It defines sexting as the, “sending or receiving of nude or semi-nude images or sexually explicit text messages.”

Psychologist Michelle Carcel joined Good Morning San Diego this morning with more on the study.

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