The bubbly year-old dreamed of becoming a firefighter, a lawyer, or veterinarian. She was passionate about drawing and spending time outside with her dogs in her small town of Bedford, Pennsylvania, about miles east of Pittsburgh. Sadie had overcome challenges before — her biological mom, a drug addict, abandoned her when she was little — but in her final year of life, the high school freshman's biggest obstacle was bullying from her peers.
The survey is part of a greater research project, the MetroWest Adolescent Health Survey, which informs local officials involved with health education, prevention and policy-making programs. Students who did not identify themselves as heterosexual were also more likely to send explicit messages or have pictures of themselves sent by others, according to the study. Lead project researcher Shari Kessel Schneider said that while specific research in gender difference is forthcoming, there was a difference between men and women in result statistics.
Jessica started skipping school after she was bullied by girls but that soon led to her tragic death. A teenager committed suicide after her life was made a misery when her ex-boyfriend circulated a nude photo she had sent him around her school. Jessica Logan hanged herself in her bedroom just weeks after appearing on TV to tell her story and stop others suffering in the same way.
High school students who send and receive sexually suggestive or explicit images are more likely to have symptoms of depression, according to a new study from the Education Development Center in Newton, Mass. The preliminary results of the study, announced recently at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting in Washington, D. But the results were especially interesting to Dr. Jill Murray, who runs a private practice in Laguna Niguel, Calif.
In some teen circles, sexting is an accepted occurrence that happens when people date or are interested in one another. In other instances, it is a one-time lapse in judgment. Regardless of the reason for it, the number of teens using the built-in cameras on their smartphonesiPads and other electronic devices to take nude or sexually-suggestive pictures is on the rise.
The image was blurred and the voice distorted, but the words spoken by a young Ohio woman are haunting. She had sent nude pictures of herself to a boyfriend. When they broke up, he sent them to other high school girls.
O n the last day of her life, Audrie Pott walked through a crucible of teenage torment. In the week since school had started, girls had been giving her looks, and guys had congregated around phones, smirking. An adult monitor handed her a dress-code violation — her skirt was too short — even though all the girls in her class dressed that way and monitors rarely objected.
Editor's note: Bullying is in our schools, and it's online. Why do kids do it? What can be done to put an end to it? ET on CNN.
Sexting is sending sexually explicit messages, photos, or video via cell phone, computer, or any digital device. Sexting includes photos and videos containing nudity or show or simulated sex acts. It also includes text messages that discuss or propose sex acts.