Does your teen have a cell phone? If so, you need to know this….
- 48% of teens have received sexually suggestive messages
- 39% of teens say they have sent or posted sexually suggestive messages
- 36% of teen girls and 39% of teen boys are sending sexually explicit messages and images, even though they know such content often gets shared with those other than the intended recipient.
- 20% of teens say they have sent/posted nude or semi-nude pictures or videos of themselves (1 in 5 teens)
- It can be ANY teenager!
*Source of Statistics- Sex and Tech: The National Campaign.
The Ottawa Police would like to educate teens and adults about Sexting. It is happening and needs to be addressed.
Questions? Contact the Ottawa Police Youth Section, ext 5355
Information about Sexting