"Sexting" (from "sex" and "texting") is the act of sending sexually explicit photos electronically, primarily between cell phones. It is practiced primarily by young adults, though it is known to occur amongst children as young as middle-school age. In January 2009, a survey of 1200 teenagers reported that one in five had sent explicit photos of themselves. Sexting has been linked to severe embarrassment when photos are passed to people other than the intended recipient, even contributing to the suicide of the sexting initiator.
NBC The Today Show, March 6, 2009: 18-year-old Jesse Logan took her own life after a nude picture of her was passed around by e-mail. TODAY?019s Matt Lauer talks to her mom, Cynthia Logan, and Internet safety expert Parry Aftab about the dangers of sexting.
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