‘Sexting’ Rare, Study Says

“Sexting” may be as bogus a trend as it seemed all along: a new study in the journal Pediatrics says only 1 percent of kids ages 10 to 17 have shared nude photos, with an equal number saying they’ve shared suggestive but less graphic photos. While previous reports indicated as many as 20 percent of kids “sexted,” these studies often included subjects in their late teens and early 20s, and they also sometimes counted text messages that did not included photos. The study did suggest, however, that such photos do spread beyond their intended recipient: 7 percent of students said they’ve received such photos.