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MTV is leading a publicity campaign aimed at adolescents to discourage sending sexually explicit text messages and photos via cell phones.

The blogging world agrees that sexy photos and text messages constitute social deviance and violation of federal legal statutes. “Modern American teens and flashy smart-phones go hand-in-hand, but a new study on ‘teen digital abuse’ is making many parents wary. Sponsored by MTV and the AP, the survey reports that 1/3 of adolescent respondents admitted to ‘sexting,’ or exchanging sexually explicit text messages and images. MTV is hoping that its new, multimedia awareness campaign will convince even more people that the issue needs to be seriously addressed. With few exceptions, bloggers were largely in favor of the effort.”


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