“Sexting” on the rise in UK

| 04/08/2009

(BBC): More than a third of under-18s have been sent offensive or distressing sexual images electronically, a survey by the charity Beatbullying suggests. A large majority of the 2,094 respondents said a fellow teenager had sent it, compared with 2% who said an adult had sent the message. The charity said "sexting" constituted bullying and was a growing problem. Beatbullying asked 2,094 teenagers aged 11-18, and 38% had received such content via new technologies. Just more than half (55%) of those said it had been sent by mobile phone.

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