How serious is sexting among teens? [9news, by Amanda Wright, 19/11/2015

KUSA – A recent sexting scandal at Cañon City High School shed some light on the issue of sexting.

Sexting is when someone texts another person something risqué, sometimes including nude images. In some cases, teens caught sexting could face lifelong consequences like being labeled a sex offender.

A new poll shows a lot of Colorado residents take the issue a little more lightly than expected.

According to the Quinnipiac survey, 42 percent of voters think sexting is a very serious problem. Thirty-three percent said it was “somewhat serious,” and in other poll, 69 percent didn’t believe a student should get expelled if caught.

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