Poll Results: Sexting and Teens

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Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:44 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 4:14 PM

SURVEY RESULTS: MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS POLLED

Females ---- 123 polled

DO YOU TEXT?

Yes: 112

No: 11

HOW OFTEN DO YOU TEXT?

30+ Times a Day: 85

Less than 30 Times: 38

HAVE YOU EVER SENT A PICTURE OVER YOUR CELL PHONE?

Yes: 84

No: 37

HAVE YOU EVER SENT A NUDE OR SEMI-NUDE PHOTO OF YOUSELF OVER YOUR PHONE?

Yes: 17

HAVE YOU HEARD OF SEXTING?

Yes: 55

No: 66

DO YOUR PARENTS CHECK YOUR TEXT MESSAGES?

Yes: 21

No: 100

DO YOUR PARENTS CHECK YOUR CELL PHONE PICTURE MESSAGES?

Yes: 13

No: 108

DO YOU THINK IT IS A VIOLATION OF YOUR PRIVACY FOR YOUR PARENTS TO CHECK YOUR TEXT MESSAGES?

Yes: 36

No: 51

DO YOUR PARENTS PAY YOUR CELL PHONE BILL?

Yes: 86

No: 35

DO YOU SEE A PROBLEM WITH TEXTING OR PICTURES OF ANY KIND?

Yes: 25

No: 95

Males --- 125 polled

DO YOU TEXT?

Yes: 96

No: 27

HOW OFTEN DO YOU TEXT?

30+ times a day: 56

Between 0 and 10 times a day: 27

HAVE YOU EVER SENT A PICTURE OVER YOUR CELL PHONE?

Yes: 75

No: 44

HAVE YOU EVER SENT A NUDE OR SEMI-NUDE PHOTO OF YOURSELF OVER YOUR PHONE?

Yes: 18

HAVE YOU EVER HEARD OF SEXTING?

Yes: 51

No: 75

DO YOUR PARENTS CHECK YOUR TEXT MESSAGES?

Yes: 16

No: 103

DO YOUR PARENTS CHECK YOU PICTURE PHONE MESSAGES?

Yes: 13

No: 107

DO YOU THINK IT IS A VIOLATION OF YOUR PRIVACY FOR YOUR PARENTS TO CHECK YOUR TEXT MESSAGES?

Yes: 39

No: 51

DO YOUR PARENTS PAY YOUR CELL PHONE BILL?

Yes: 83

No: 34

DO YOU SEE A PROBLEM WITH TEXTING OR PICTURES OF ANY KIND?

Yes: 24

No: 92

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