Date: January 15, 2020
“Nearly 40 percent of children have either received and/or sent a “sext” by the age of 13, the study conducted by parenting app Jiminy found.
“Sexting is quickly becoming a normative form of sexual exploration among preteens and teens,” the study read…
Not only does sexting start early, the study found that it is also fairly common. As early as 8 years old, more than one in 10 kids with smartphones will become exposed to sexting, the study found. By 13, more than a third of children who have a smartphone will be exposed.
However, the study found that sexting starts earlier for girls. Over 15 percent of 8-year-old girls were exposed to sexting while only 5.9 percent of 8-year-old boys were exposed.
By 16, 44.4 percent of girls were participating in sexting compared to 36.8 percent of boys.
Part of these explicit chats include sending explicit pictures or videos otherwise known as “nudes.” These types of requests are common in mid-adolescence for both genders, with one in three children, according to the study. By 13 years old, 24 percent of children were asked to send nudes or requested them.
Overall, the numbers indicated that the practice of sexting is mostly mutual. The study found nearly 60 percent of sexting was willingly sent by both parties for children between 10 and 17 years old.
Wanting to see others naked, and sometimes even be seen naked, is actually rather normal…if taboo.
There are tons of young kids who’ve been in major movies, entirely stark naked…
Honestly…I don’t see what people are losing their minds over…It’s normal behavior to be naked…It’s normal to be seen, while naked…
It’s normal to be curious, about others naked bodies.
I’d love to know how many eight, nine and ten year old boys are sexting…I’ll bet it’s quite a large group.