Research indicates that teens who sext (send sexually explicit verbal and/or picture text messages) are much more likely to be engaging in actual sexual behaviors at a higher percentage than their non-sexting counterparts.
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Break Up violence is not a new trend. Breaking up can be a very difficult experience emotionally but it can also put your life at risk. Recently, more attention has been drawn to Break Up violence due to the more public nature of young adults in relationships. In a recent report, CBS news stated, "The statistics are startling: one in three Americans between the ages of 14 and 20 report being the victim of verbal, emotional, physical or sexual abuse from a dating partner, according to the American Psychological Association....And in an age when social networking sites catapult teen relationships into a very public arena, digital abuse is also an increasing concern: one in four dating teens say they are abused or harassed online or through texts by their partners, according to the Urban Institute."
From the desk of Dr. Menendez:
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