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  • 1. By Joelle O‟Neill
  • 2. Sexting refers to  sending sexual content via cell phone or internet. Sexting is generally  meant as sending naked or sexy pictures to someone else
  • 3. Many teens ranging from 12-22 are in on the  “sexting” trend. Even many celebrities have been caught with  some kind of “sexting” example: Lindsay Lohan Vanessa Hudgens 56% of young adults ranging from 12-22 say  they have received sexually suggestive text messages One-third (33%) of teen boys and one-  fourth(25%) of teen girls say they have had nude/semi-nude images–originally intended to be private–shared with them An online poll has found that 20 percent of  teens and 33 percent of young adults age 13 to 26 have sent nude or semi-nude photos or videos of themselves
  • 4. If the picture is received and is of  a minor the person receiving the picture could be faced with child pornography charges and jail time If a picture is sent it can be sent to  everyone.. The picture can and most likely will get out. Teens still in school can face  suspension or even expulsion
  • 5. On July 3, 2008 a young girl by the  name of Jesse Logan, hanged herself in her bedroom following her friends funeral .. Why? In May 2008 Jesse sent her boyfriend nude pictures of herself. Following their brake up, her ex- boyfriend sent the pictures around to many people at their school in Ohio. Jesse went through many weeks of torture. She was called many names, labeled as the „bad girl‟ and was made fun of. As a result she became very depressed and hid her identity and went on tv stations telling her story. She expressed “ I don‟t want anyone to have to go through this again.”
  • 6. Recently, the High  School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens had naked pictures leaked to the internet. After Disney heard about the pictures they wanted to drop her as an actress.
  • 7. WHEN ASKED.. Have you ever heard of the term sexting 88% of students surveyed said yes Have you ever sent a naked picture to someone 17% of students said yes Have you ever seen a picture of someone on someone elses phone 75% of students said yes Do you know someone who has participated in sexting 75% of students said yes
  • 8. Do you know someone who has had pictures sent around of them 77% of students said yes Have you ever heard of sexting in the media 71% of students said yes Do you think celebrities play a role in sexting 50% of students said yes Have you ever sent a picture of someone else 17% of students said yes Have you ever seen someone in different ways because of sexting 44% of students said yes Students surveyed- 2 Graduates 30 Seniors 1 Junior 2 Sophomores 1 under 9th grade