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Middle-School Sexting Linked to Real-Life Sex

Sexting in Middle School Linked to Real-Life Sex

A recent study has found that younger teens who participate in "sexting" are more likely to be sexually active than peers who do not participate in sexting. 

According to The LA Times, in a Los Angeles Middle School, those who sent sext messages were 3.2 times more likely to be sexually active, and those who received messages were seven times more likely to have had sex. The results were published in the journal Pediatrics

"Sexting and sexual activity go hand in hand," said the study authors. 

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Article by Kassondra Granata, EducationWorld Contributor

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