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60% Of Teens Into Sexting - New Study Suggests That Thousands Of High-School Students Share Nude Images

Sexting is a major online activity for a high percentage of Jamaica's teenagers, a new study by the University of Technology (UTech) has revealed.

According to the findings, 60 per cent of students across several grade levels acknowledged receiving nude or partially nude images. However, only 23 per cent admitted that they have sent nude images of themselves to someone. The researchers reported that the activity increased steadily as they moved up grade levels.

The images are generally shared over social-media platforms, such as WhatsApp, which is the medium of choice for 84 per cent of teenagers ages 13-18 years old, the data stated.