Created: 01/06/2014 9:47 AM WHEC.com
Parents should start checking their middle schoolers' phones for “sext” messages according to a new study.
Researchers found one in five at-risk seventh graders participated in sexting. That means they sent or received explicit pictures or messages. Previous studies found a very small percentage of young teens sexted.
Researchers encourage parents to monitor their kids' cell phone and computer use and talk with them about sex even if they don't see any evidence of sexting.