Sexting Study: 7th Graders 5 Times More Likely To Have Sex
In a new study published online Monday, researchers say 22 percent of at-risk middle schoolers admit to texting explicit messages or more.By Cliff Judy | January 6, 2014
A new study shows seventh graders don't just sext more often than the general population — they're far more likely to go the distance if they're already sending explicit messages.
"What is on your middle schooler's phone? Researchers found one in five at-risk seventh graders participated in sexting. The study also found teens who sexted were four to seven times more likely to participate in sexual behaviors." (Via WZVN)
The new study was published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers studied 410 middle schoolers whose school counselors or administrators identified as at-risk.