What the heck? You mean the media ran with a sensational story and America overreacted to a sexual issue?
You can put your eyebrows back where they were … you know these things happen and it seems to have happened in the case of the uproar over teenage sexting. A new study, published Monday in the Journal of Pediatrics says that younger teens really aren’t as into it as we may have thought.
The paper, written by Janis Wolak, senior researcher at the Crimes Against Children Research Center at the University of New Hampshire, says that one in ten children age 10-17 has used a cell phone to send or receive sexually suggestive image and only one in 100 has sent an image graphic enough to be considered child pornography, The New York Times reports.
The latest study suggests that sexting may be more common among adults than teenagers. We were quite sure of that, actually, which is why we were completely bewildered every time we read about teens not being old enough to recognize the consequences of their behavior.