30 Sep '11, 4am

Pressure forces teens to 'sext', reveals Australian study.

Pressure forces teens to 'sext', reveals Australian study.

Teenagers are under pressure to send nude photos of themselves and other sexual images from their mobile phones as 'sexting' becomes more widespread, new Australian research shows. -- PHOTO: SINGLE MOMMYHOOD SYDNEY (AFP) - Teenagers are under pressure to send nude photos of themselves and other sexual images from their mobile phones as 'sexting' becomes more widespread, new Australian research shows. Melbourne University researcher Shelley Walker said her study showed that young people felt they needed to 'sext' to fit in because it had become a 'behaviour that has become more normalised in their world'. 'It's not a surprise that young women talk about and experience pressure from boys. There's a pressure that girls experience from boyfriends mainly but also from boys they don't necessarily know,' Ms Walker said. 'Then there's the pressure that young men talked about - the...

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