Sexting among teens and younger children has increased over the past decade and poses a growing challenge for educators and parents, according to a new study.
One in four young people said they’d received sexts, and one in seven reported sending them, according to the study, which was published Monday in the journal JAMA Pediatrics. The research included data from 39 separate research projects conducted between January 1990 and June 2016, with a total of 110,380 participants, all of whom were under 18 — with some as young as 11.
The researchers focused on data since 2008 and found an increase in sexting among young people
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