In the book, Twisted, Bethany was stuck in a situation where nude pictures of her were exposed to the entire school. Though the main spread of the pictures was not done through Cell Phones; any type of sending explicit messages or photos electronically is considered sexting.
How is Sexting Related to Twisted
What is sexting?
The act of sending sexually explicit messages or photos electronlically, primarilly between cell phones.
We surveyed 100 students from West Senior about sexting and this is what we found…… Our Research:
99% of the 100 we surveyed have Cell Phones.
National Survey says that ~82% of teens own cell phones. (“ProQuest1”)
89% of West Seneca West students have texting/picture messaging
In one national survey they estimated 76% of teens (ages 13 - 19) have texting/picture messaging
58% of West Seneca West students have sent/received nude pictures In a national survey, they estimated only 18% of teens have participated in acts of “sexting” (“Proquest”)
Of those 58%, 25% said that those pictures have reached multiple people.
Out of the 100 students we surveyed 61% of them were not virgins.
Sexting is bad.
It drastically affect a persons’ image
It harms people mentally and emotionally, and possibly physically.
DON’T DO IT. :)
(“ProQuest”) Singal, Jesse. “Panic over teen ‘sexting’ eclipses bigger threat.” The Boston Globe. 12/15/2009. Proquest. Proquest. 1/11/10. < http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?index=2&did=1935089661&SrchMode=2&sid=1&Fmt=3&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=PQD&TS=1263220742&clientId=6317
(“ProQuest1”) Hellmich, Nanci. “Teens under the influence of cellphones … and texting.” USA Today . 11/17/2009. ProQuest. ProQuest. 1/11/10. < http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb?index=0&did=1902543921&SrchMode=1&sid=5&Fmt=3&VInst=PROD&VType=PQD&RQT=309&VName=PQD&TS=1263221441&clientId=6317