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Teens are sending sexy texts and racy nude and semi-nude pics of themselves through cyberspace at an astonishing rate, according to a shocking poll by a leading glossy girl's magazine. One in five teens have used their cell phones or computers to send naked or scantily clad hot shots of themselves to someone, usually a girlfriend or boyfriend, and 40 percent of teen girls and boys have sent or posted sexually suggestive messages, according to a new study by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and CosmoGirl.com.
I wonder where they got this novel idea. Could it be from images of all those teenagersí idols that the media is throwing in their faces every nanosecond of their waking day? They are seduced into liking them, seduced into buying whatever they are selling, then seduced into being like them. This is the price and the reward for inviting the vampire into you living room and donít blame the vampire. It is just doing what comes natural for a vampire. If blame must be placed somewhere, start with the person in the mirror.
Seriuosly, the paranoid are still running the "child preditor" ad on TV that says, "Last year one in five teens where sexually solicited online.", which, when they statistics where examined found that almost *all* of the cases where teens sending each other pictures, racy notes, talking to each other about their actual sex lives, or asking each other if they had slept with their boyfriend yet. In other words, how ever many years ago, 5 maybe?, some other group of moralists got all whiny about this same thing, and opted to not just suggest "possible" dangerous behavior, they actually had the inmitigated gall to claim that 99% of the teens doing it to each other where "equivalent" to pedophiles soliciting teens for sex.
This isn't much better. Mind, they might have a "slightly" more valid point in the case of some of the nude photos, but erotic writing isn't much different than guys or girls have always done, even on school books, notebooks, while bored in class, etc., sexually active or not. Is this a group promoting teaching real sex education, or just another of the long line of idiots that think telling kids not to think about it, and blocking websites, will solve a 100 million year old problem?