A Quarter of Teens are Now Sexting – Here’s Why Researchers Say That’s Pretty Normal / by Muhammad Amir Ayub

Read this on the Star:

“If you find out your child is sexting, understand it’s a fairly normative behaviour; it doesn’t mean your kid is deviant or in a life of crime,” study co-author Jeff Temple told the Chicago Tribune. “It means they’re interested in their sexuality and sex.”

Still, the study revealed a few troublesome findings. Twelve percent of teens reported they forwarded sexts to someone without permission from the original sender – and approximately 8% said they received a sext without consent.

Hm.. Normal does not necessarily mean appropriateness.