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Sexting your life away: viral epidemic?

USA Today highlights the rise in people–especially teens but also adults–who send text messages with sexual content or nude pictures of themselves.

Stephanie Steinberg writes (excerpt):
To combat the problem, Sophy says, schools should incorporate lessons about appropriate texting in sex education classes. LG Mobile Phones also launched an initiative called LG Text Ed in which parents can find information online about mobile phone misuse (lgtexted.com).

Albert says parents just need to talk to their teens and try to penetrate “that teenage ‘it won’t happen to me’ armor.”

“Help them understand that, yeah, it could happen to you,” Albert says. “That the guy you thought was your boyfriend and wouldn’t share that with anybody — well, guess what? He shared that with five of his friends, and it has gone from private to global.”


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