November 23rd, 2020
“The Mental Health Moment” – November 23rd, 2020
The consequences of sexting can be life-long and negatively impact your child’s future. Nude or explicit pictures of your child can continue to circulate, both on and off the Internet, long after they were originally sent or obtained, which can have devastating psychological effects. If one of the engaged parties decides to press charges, all parties involved, including those minors who received and kept the explicit image or images, can be charged with child pornography. Worst case scenario? Your child can be taken from your home, or registered as a sex offender…for life. More
Most of this study’s participants were engaged in at least one sexting behavior in their lifetime (80.9%) and nearly half (48.5%) of all participants were currently “sextually active,” engaging in some type of sexting behavior within the past 30 days. More
Related Risky Behaviors
“We found that youths who were sexting were approximately four times more likely to be also engaging in sexual intercourse, five times more likely to have multiple sexual partners, and half as likely to be using contraception,” she continued.
Also, sexting teens were:
- Twice as likely to have symptoms of depression and anxiety.
- Two and a half times more likely to be smoking or engaging in delinquent behaviors like stealing or vandalism.
- More than three times as likely to be using alcohol or drugs. More
November 23rd, 2020 Transcript – Mental Health Moment
Transcript by Google Voice Typing – Please excuse errors
Topic – Unmasking the Sexting and sending Nudes culture within today’s teens.
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