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"Teenagers tend to think they're invincible: ' That won't happen to me,' ' No one will ever find me,' ' It's just a picture,' et cetera." Morgan, a sixteen-year-old in Rhode Island, says, "I think kids are aware they can get in trouble, but no one ever thinks they'll get caught."The pressure to sext—even when the social and legal consequences can be so catastrophic—can sometimes compel even the most reluctant of participants.
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"The whole high school either had the picture or saw it," she says.
In fact, while few students will cop to having sexted—loosely defined as having sent a sexual photo, video, or text message via cell phone—a greater number will admit to having received, or at least viewed, someone else's sext.
Recently, in Cincinnati, when a teenage girl killed herself after a sext she'd sent to her boyfriend went public, her parents sued the boy for invasion of privacy and infliction of emotional distress.
Last year three teens in Lacey, Washington, were charged with dissemination of child pornography—a felony punishable by up to 36 weeks in a juvenile detention center and mandatory inclusion in the sex offender registry—after forwarding a nude photo of a former friend that was eventually seen by what some estimate to be hundreds of local kids.
"But when a girl gets a photo from a boy, she thinks it's special and just for her." Teens who pass along licentious texts sometimes do so as retaliation against a kid they don't like, Mihalas adds.