Email Getty NetSafe is aware of children as young as 11 sexting, and say it is a widespread problem among Kiwi teenagers. Sexting is being labelled a drug-like addiction for some Kiwi teens, with increasing numbers of young people sending naked photos of themselves. Sexting, the sending of explicit phone messages, often with naked photos, is now so common that New Zealand parents would struggle to find a teenager who has not been asked to send one, NetSafe has warned. The head of NetSafe is aware of children as young as 11 sexting, and said suicide was among the most-extreme outcomes. And the problem comes with a stark warning — images can last online forever, and appear each time the sender's name is typed into a search engine. But they tended to call Lifeline when the situation became out of control, such as when images were shared wider than the intended recipient.
Sexting, substance use, and sexual risk behavior in young adults
The publisher's final edited version of this article is available at J Adolesc Health See other articles in PMC that cite the published article. Abstract Purpose Cell phone use has become more widespread over the past decade. Young adults are frequently early adopters of new technologies, including cell phones. Most prior research examining sexting, the act of sending sexually explicit or suggestive images via text message, has focused on the legal or social consequences of this behavior. The current study focused on the public health implications of sexting by examining associations between sexting, substance use, and sexual risk behavior in youth. Compared to their non-sexting counterparts, participants who engaged in sexting were more likely to report recent substance use and high-risk sexual behaviors, including unprotected sex and sex with multiple partners. Of those who engaged in sexting, a considerable percentage
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