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What's the big deal? Why should I care about this?

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What's the big deal? Why should I care about this?

Sexual promiscuity in a permanently public way is a multi-faceted problem.

  • It can be a tool for humiliation and bullying. 

READ: 13-year-old girl from California commits suicide after bullying related to 'sexting'

  • It can be a gateway into other risky behaviors.

WATCH: Sexting in teens has risks beyond embarrassment

  • It's becoming more common. Reports show an increasing number of teens are sending/receiving nude, semi-nude, or sexually suggestive messages. According to the Pew Research Center, at least 20% of teens report having sent or received these types of messages. 

READ: "Teens and Sexting" from the Pew Research Center