Sexting 'Sexting' is a relatively new term for sending or receiving text messages or images of a sexual nature via cell phone.
National Statistics According to http://www.mguhlin.org/2009/12/graphs-sexting.html about 38 percent of teens are affected by sending “sexting” messages and about 48 are affected by receiving “sexting” messages.
Female Results: 50% of the female students surveyed at west that they have sexted. 50% of the female student surveyed at west that they have not sexted. 85% of the female students said they know someone who sexts. 32% of females said they have sexted there boyfriend. 30% of females said they sexted someone they wanted to hook up with. 38% of females said they have never sexted.
Female Results Continued: 44% said they have been shown pictures that were not ment for them. 61% said that sextng was not a big deal. 68% said that they know someone who was embarrassed because of sexting. 89% said that they should not be charged if caught receiving a sext. 96% said they do not feel guilty after sending a sext. 63% said that they do not think differently of their friends because they sext.
Male Results: 73% said that they sext. 91% said they know someone who does sext. 43% said they sexted their girlfriend. 32% said they have sexted someone they wanted to hook up with. 21% said they never sexted before.
Male Result Continued: 82% said they have been shown a sext that was not originally ment for them. 57% said that sexting was not a big deal. 41% said they know someone who was embarrassed by sexting. 91% said that people should not be charged for sexting. 95% said that they do not think differently of their friends that sext.
Our Response to Sexting: People don’t understand the issue with sexting today. Sexting cause ruin someone’s life and career. Sexting is a rapidly increasing problem for teens in America.
Conclusion: 54% of the teenagers surveyed at west said they have sexted at least once. 46% of the teenagers surveyed at west said they have never sexted before. 59% said that sexting is not a big deal. 41% think that sexting is a big deal. Our results show that most kids at west don’t see the real problem with sexting but in a reality it’s a major problem with teens today.