Introduction We think sexting is okay if the people are just sexting sexually suggestive messages. But when people start sexting semi-nude to nude pictures of themselves that’s when we think sexting could be dangerous to the person sexting. Also we think that sexting should just be for fun and nothing more.
Rationale for exploring sexting Our reasons for exploring sexting is it’s a interesting topic to learn about. We wanted to see the statistics on teenage sexting. We wanted to know why its being enforced by the law. We want to find out if teens know what they’re doing when they’re sexting. Also we explore sexting because we wanted to see the research on sexting. Lastly we wanted to find out the percentages of people sexting.
Research on Topic According to “Teens and “Sexting” Exploring sexuality is normal and a natural part of growing up. The Danger of sexting lies in the transmission of the images and videos for several reasons. The first reason is that it’s a legal issue. Sending sexually-explicit depictions of people under 18 is a felony in all 50 states, even if the sender is also the subject. Another thing is receiving such media is also illegal. As a result, sexting carries with it the possibility of being charged as a sex offender or child pornographer. Sexting can lead to harassment, embarrassment and worse. Kids should understand that anything can happen to them no matter how much they think they can trust their friends with their sexts. On ABV News recently there was a report on a group of six teenagers who faced felony charges for sharing semi-nude photos of a female classmate.
Have you sent or posted nude/semi-nude pictures or videos of yourself?
Have you sent or posted sexually suggestive messages? 28% males said yes 22% males said no 19%females said yes 31% females said no 53% males and females said no 47% males and females said yes
Have you received sexually suggestive messages or nude/semi nude pictures or videos?
Did you send those pictures or messages to some you wanted to date or hook up with?
Did you do it to be fun or flirtatious?
Did you feel pressured to send sexually suggestive messages or images?
Did you post or send sexually suggestive content to “feel sexy” 7% males said yes 43% males said no 11% females said yes 39% females said no 18% males and females said yes 82% males and females said no
Did you use sexting as a “sexy present” for your boyfriend/girlfriend? 10% males said yes 40% males said no 12% females said yes 38% females said no 22% males and females said yes 78% males and females said no
Have you sent sexually suggestive messages or images as “a joke”?
Have you sent sexually suggestive messages or images in response to sexually suggestive messages you received?
Analysis of survey results Based on the results males and females doesn’t sext as much as we thought. A lot of males and females have sent or posted sexually suggestive messages. More then 60% males and females have received sexually suggestive messages or nude/semi-nude pictures or videos Not a lot of females and males sext to hook up with people. Over 40% males and females did it for fun or to be flirtatious. Less than 25% males and females said they didn’t feel pressure to sext Only 18% males and females said they sext to feel sexy. 22% males and females said that they sext as a present for there BF/GF 30% males and females said they sext as a joke. Under 30% males and females said they sext to response to a sext they received.
Comparison of our results to the book Twisted Our research showed that when sexting you could get into a lot of trouble like in Twisted when Bethany pictures were posted online. It showed that sexting is a serious problem and if you’re caught doing it you could be charged and arrested like in the book Twisted when Taylor almost got charged and arrested because people thought he posted the pictures of Bethany.
Our results compared to researched information According to TEENAGE SEXTING STATISTICS 20% of males and females have sent or posted nude or semi-nude pictures, our result is 35%. 39% males and females have sent or posted sexually suggestive messages, our result is 47%. 48% said they have received sexually suggestive messages or nude/semi-nude pictures or videos, our result is 66%. 25% said they sent the sext to someone they wanted to hook up with, our result is 30% 63% said they sext to be fun or flirtatious, our result is 41% 12% of girls felt pressure to do it while our results is 17% 34% said they sext to feel sexy while our result is 18% 52% said they have sext to a boyfriend or girlfriend as a “sexy present” while our result is 22% 40% said they sext as a joke while our result is 30% Lastly 44% said they sext in response to other sext they received while our result is 29%
Conclusion So some of our results is different from the one researched. We have found out that not a lot of people sext. We found out that a lot of people received sext. We thought more people would sext for fun or be flirtatious. From the results we think that sexting is a problem because it could turn out bad in the future. Lastly we think that sexting is still okay if its just for fun and nothing more than that.
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