Prevalence of Multiple Forms of Sexting Behavior Among Youth

Prevalence of Multiple Forms of Sexting Behavior Among Youth Key PointsQuestionWhat is the prevalence of sexting behavior among youth? FindingsAmong 39 studies (with 110 380 participants) in this meta-analysis, the mean prevalences for sending and receiving sexts were 14.8% and 27.4%, respectively, with prevalence rates increasing in recent years and as youth age. The prevalences of forwarding a sext without consent and having a sext forwarded without consent were 12.0% and 8.4%, respectively. MeaningSexting is becoming a more common practice among youth; therefore, age-specific information on sexting and its potential consequences should regularly be provided as a component of sex education. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association

Prevalence of Multiple Forms of Sexting Behavior Among Youth

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2018 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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2168-6203
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2168-6211
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10.1001/jamapediatrics.2017.5314
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Abstract

Key PointsQuestionWhat is the prevalence of sexting behavior among youth? FindingsAmong 39 studies (with 110 380 participants) in this meta-analysis, the mean prevalences for sending and receiving sexts were 14.8% and 27.4%, respectively, with prevalence rates increasing in recent years and as youth age. The prevalences of forwarding a sext without consent and having a sext forwarded without consent were 12.0% and 8.4%, respectively. MeaningSexting is becoming a more common practice among youth; therefore, age-specific information on sexting and its potential consequences should regularly be provided as a component of sex education.

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JAMA PediatricsAmerican Medical Association

Published: Apr 26, 2018

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