One out of ten teenagers sending nude photos

The use of social media increases constantly in everyday life.The use of social media increases constantly in everyday life..Photo: Berit Roald / NTB scanpix

One out of ten teenagers say they have sent nude pictures of themselves during the past year. There is almost a doubling in four years.

– We see a steady increase from 2012 to the digital exchange of nude photos between youngsters. Comments of a sexual nature has also increased, senior adviser at the Media Authority, Thomas Haugan-Hepsø, says   to Adresseavisen.

Every two years the Media Authority makes a survey of children and young people’s media habits. The results are published in the report “Children and Media” conducted by market and opinion pollster Centio in Trondheim.

In 2012,  5 percent of the young teenage respondents  said that they had sent nude pictures of themselves to others. In 2014 the figure had risen to 7 percent. It is now at 9 percent.
The questions about nude photos and experienced sexual pressure was made to young people between 13 and 16 years of age. The proportion of respondents who have sent such private pictures increases with age. 14 percent of boys in the tenth grade (15-16 years) and 15 percent of girls the same age, say that they have sent nude photos of themselves.
Of those who sent nude pictures, a quarter of the girls said that they have felt pressured to do so.

 

Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today

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