Teen Sexting Contributes To Further Sexual Activities

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Sexting is, unfortunately, a common thing among teenagers. Research shows that over 27% of teens have sent and or received a nude photo. 

Sexting is an activity that teens often don’t recognize the risks involved with it. It is said to be a gateway to future sexual activities. People that engage in sexting are 32% more likely to have sex soon after.

More often than not, sexting is started by peer pressure. Investigators say that peer pressure is one of the biggest causes of teens sending nude photos. 

There are many legal consequences that come along with sexting that many teens don’t take into consideration before sending out pictures. Some legal issues that could come up are fines that can easily exceed $5,000, charges of possession of child pornography, and all felony convictions can get a sentence of at least a year in prison. 

People that are not against teen sexting, say that sexting in a relationship can make the trust and relationship grow stronger, but it is actually one of the leading causes of a break up among teens. For reasons such as the other person not wanting to send a nude photo, or one of the people in the relationship show or share the picture with friends and other people. 

It is said to be a gateway to future sexual activities. People that engage in sexting are 32% more likely to have sex soon after.”

— Jayden Murray, junior

One solution to the problem of teen sexting could be to shut it down before it goes too far, or to block the person if you’re being pressured into it. If you are in a relationship with the person, tell them that sexting is not something that you are comfortable with and are not going to participate. Sexting is a dangerous thing among teens and it is more common than we know. The safest thing to do is to stay away from sexting.