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Sexting isn’t just a figment of the media’s overheated imagination — 28% of high schoolers have texted someone a naked picture of themselves, according to a new study.
Researchers also found a correlation between girls willing to get naughty with a touchscreen phone and sexual activity: 56 percent of female teens who said they’d sent a sext reported having one or more sex partners in the past year, compared with 35 percent who had not sexted.
A shocking report says 250,000 American teenagers went under the knife in 2011 alone. The most common procedure was a nose job, with 33,000 operations. Boob jobs came in second, and nearly two out of three who had work done — about 14,000 — were boys with enlarged breasts.
Would you let your teen get plastic surgery?
These are some seriously scary stats — 44% of teens say they could get a handgun if they wanted to, according to a national survey released this week by the Chicago-based Uhlich Children’s Advantage Network.
More than 1/3 of teens and early-twentysomethings have sent or received naked photos or videos online, according to a poll conducted by the AP in conjunction with MTV. But more than 3/4 of those surveyed consider the practice (as well as online bullying) a serious problem.
Sending nude or sexual images is more common among those over 18 than among minors. Still, almost a fourth of the teens said they’d been exposed to sexting in some way.
Fifteen percent of 14- to 24-year-olds said they had shared a nude photo or video online. But half of the youth who did this, including almost two-thirds of women in this group, said they felt pressured to send the scantily clad images.
A New Jersey high school football team says goodbye to four teammates who were killed in a tragic car accident.
Wearing their green Mustang jerseys, the Mainland Regional football players gathered as a group at St. Augustine Church to view the body of 17-year-old Edgar Bozzi, killed with three others Saturday in a horrific car accident on the Garden State Parkway.
Parents led the way as the players formed two lines and clutched each other’s hands, as did a group of female students behind them. Most of those in attendance wore green ribbons with black trim.
They would say goodbye to another deceased Mainland player, 15-year-old Dean Khoury, just hours later at a church in nearby Northfield. Two more funerals are scheduled for today and tomorrow.
Teens first showed their adoration for the undead characters in ‘Twilight’ and ‘True Blood’ by wearing fake vampire teeth. Then some dentists began offering the real deal: Floss Dental in Houston does a handful of ‘vampire veneers,’ having bonding material shaped on the incisors like fangs, each month. Prices start at $200.
It got scarier when they removed the fangs. Alarmed teachers and health professionals noted that teens were actually gnawing at each other’s necks and shoulders in school hallways. At times, the modern-day hickeys broke the skin. Some young lovers were even cementing their relationships by tasting each other’s blood.