"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.The opinion upheld a block on a district attorney who threatened to bring child pornography charges against girls whose pictures showing themselves scantily dressed appeared on classmates’ cellphones.
The boy who'd originally received the picture, Rachel remembers, forwarded the image to another girl who circulated it all over town.
She didn't ("I drew a picture and was like, ' Here they are!
'"), but she knows of many girls who would have.
A recent poll conducted by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project revealed that 18 percent of fourteen- to seventeen-year-olds have been texted photos of completely or nearly naked acquaint-ances.
And while passing along a revealing photo of another person is obviously incredibly cruel, what most teens don't know is that forwarding or receiving a sext (even one you didn't ask for) can get you in trouble.