Sexting danger to teens?

A survey suggests teens who sext may have suffered from abuse

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A woman's tip for protecting nude photos has gone viral

A woman's genius hack on how to send nude photos safely has gone viral as she reveals the best way to prevent your snaps from leaking.

Sexting - the provocative practice of sending nude or risqué photos of yourself to lovers - is undoubtedly risky business.

But despite its associated risks, studies suggest that one in five adult mobile phone users have done it.

So, if you're going to sext then you might as well do it safely.

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Teen Sexting Often Tied to Past Sexual Abuse

WEDNESDAY, May 9, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Teens who share sexually explicit texts or emails -- "sexters" -- are more likely to have suffered sexual abuse than their peers, new survey results suggest.

For some teenagers, "sexting may be a part of normal sexual development," said study lead author Dr. Kanani Titchen.

But for others, it "may be an indicator of an unhealthy romantic relationship or a history of sexual abuse," said Titchen, a postdoctoral fellow at the Children's Hospital at Montefiore in New York City.

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Students concerned about level of sexting among teens

Students in Dublin are developing an awareness campaign around sexting after a survey revealed two out of three pupils in their school had received or been asked for sexually explicit photographs or messages.

The initiative arose out of a Young Social Innovators project at Coláiste Bríde in Clondalkin.

Students were concerned about the amount of people in their peer group being asked for nude pictures.

"The results of our survey were shocking. And we soon realised that this is not only happening to people who are 16, 17 or 18.

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