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And this may come as no surprise, teens who engaged in sexting were more likely than others to find the activity acceptable. Here are some of the findings: This study can be found at: This is not a new thing and it's completely normal.
They had "justified" their behavior to the point that they didn't view it as wrong. Teens may be curious as to what others look like naked and also easily aroused by nudity. Peer pressure to participate in sex could be another reason teens are succumbing to sending racy pics of themselves.
To the teen who's in need of this type of attention or in need of love and acceptance, he/she may give in and do something he'll/she'll later regret. There's a special part of the brain called the prefrontal cortex (aka the CEO of the brain) that is responsible for problem solving, impulse control, and weighing out options.
It is important that parents are in the loop with what their teens are doing with technology. Devices such as personal computers, video game consoles, hand held gaming devices, Smartphone's, tablets, e-readers and even digital audio players can connect to a network and create an opportunity for a teen to make a poor decision. Unfortunately, some of the cons carry some hefty consequences.
In conclusion, with 20-30 percent of today’s teens sexting it is important that we educate our teens on the dangers associated with it.
On the brighter side, we still have about 70-80 percent of teens making good decisions when it comes to sexting.
Think about it: If you're a guy and your friends all have sexual photos of girls on their phones, you may feel pressured to do the same; especially if your "guy" friends single you out if you don't.
On the flip side, if you’re a girl and other girls are boasting about sending pictures to their boyfriends you may feel you need to do the same; especially if you feel like "everyone else is doing it." They may be in love... To the love-stricken teen it's easy to cave to the pressure when you think "this is the one." You believe with all of your heart this is the person you're destined to be with for eternity. To you this person is trustworthy and you would do anything, and I mean anything, for them.