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Peer pressured to 'sext:' Study shows that teens who sext are influenced by peer dynamics

Are adolescents today ?sexting? for popularity? Mobile phones are fully integrated into the social lives of today?s teenagers, and offer a sense of autonomy for those looking to hide from adult supervision. Concerns have risen over the use of the mobile phone as an instrument to download, produce, and distribute sexual imagery and a growing number of studies on adolescent mobile communication report that the consumption and distribution of pornographic imagery via mobile phones is common in adolescent peer groups. Though very few studies have asked ?why? adolescents choose to participate in sexting or the use of mobile porn, those that have asked ?why? continually point to the influence of peer group dynamics.
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