About 77% of girls aged 14 to 19 who had sent a sext reported having had intercourse, compared with 42% of those who hadn’t sexted. For boys, 82% of those who had sexted had had sex, while 46% of non-sexters had done so. The study included teens in the 10th and 11th grades, with an average age of about 16 (the overall age range spanned 14 to 19).
The Bemilo system, to be run on the Vodafone network, offers a service for parents to prevent their children from going online, texting or calling during certain hours.
The Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) has handed down a ban on about 1,600 terms and phrases it has deemed obscene, including the word “harder,” for one.
The preliminary findings of an Education Development Center study show 13% of students engage in sexting, 10% of students have sent sexts in the past year, and 5% have sent sexually explicit photos of themselves. The teens involved in sexting were more likely to attempt suicide (13% vs. 3%) and were twice as likely to report depressive behaviors (36% vs. 17%).
Sexting is not illegal. But when that sexually explicit image includes a participant — subject, photographer, distributor or recipient — who is under 18, child pornography laws may apply.
Her friend, Kyla Stich, told CNN that fellow students would “walk up to her and call her ‘slut,’ ‘whore’…
Oh dear. From the “there’s never been a better time to worry about the future of civilization” department comes the disturbing news that one in 10 people under the age of 25 deem it perfectly OK to send SMS messages during sex. It certainly adds new meaning to the term “sexting.”
Microsoft will not be selling its new social phones by surreptitiously endorsing sexting.
Last week, Consumer Reports said an ad for Microsoft KIN phones came “uncomfortably close to advocating sexting.” The ad showed a young man take a picture of his chest under his shirt. He then appeared to send it to a young lady.
Microsoft seems to have agreed with Consumer Reports assessment, saying the ad “did not come across in the spirit with which it was intended.” So Microsoft will pull the ad.
A Microsoft spokesperson tells Consumer Reports, “Microsoft takes the issue of sexting very seriously and it was never our intent to promote it in any way.”