I recently received this infographic via email from company called uKnowKids that prides itself in having a wealth of information on keeping kids safe. I have to admit that a few of these numbers stopped me dead in my tracks. These were a few of the more startling stats:
- 48% of teens have received a sexually suggestive message.
48%. Holy macaroni!
- 39% of teens have sent a sext (texting sexually explicit messages or photos)
Again, this number really shocked me.
- 11% of young teenage girls ages 13 to 16 have sexted nude or semi nude photos or themselves.
Shouldn't this number be ZERO?
- 17% of the sexting recipients say that they have passed the images along to someone else.
This number should be passed on to the young teenage girls mentioned above.
Take a look at the complete infographic and let me know what you think: