Picture this: it's late at night and someone you've been kinda talking to hits you up for nudes. Or maybe you don't have to picture it, because — like 84 percent of the girls in Seventeen. We interviewed more than 11, girls ages 14 to 22 and found that 62 percent have taken and sent sexy pics, even though just 31 percent believe sexting is safe. Of girls who sext, 13 percent say their nudes have leaked. That might explain why 31 percent of girls say they take sexy pics but never send them. Some people like taking and sending steamy photos, and if you're over 18, that's fine.
7th Graders Then Vs. 7th Graders Now
14 Girls Share Their Sexting Horror Stories
When 7th Grader, Tayler Weatherall, posted a photo of herself wearing heavy eye makeup, a maroon midriff top, and a belly button ring to her now-private Instagram page a few weeks ago, twitter exploded with concerned tweets. Although many of the tweets seem to be in good fun, they all show a striking contrast between how pre-teens used to dress and how they dress now. Between skimpy clothing and provocative posing, the photos of 7th graders today all beg one question: Are kids growing up too fast? As one can see from the series of photos below, 7th grade girls of the past are sporting modest clothing, side ponytails, and innocent expressions, while 7th graders of today are wearing full makeup, and too-tight, too-short shirts and shorts. One disturbing present-day photo even shows girls making crude and sexual gestures with their hands and mouths. Perhaps that concern is the simple fact that she just does not look like she is in 7th grade, and nor do the photos of other present-day 7th graders.
7th-grader's sext was meant to impress a crush, but it nearly destroyed her
Print article. Your tween daughter is so self-conscious about her body that getting her into a dressing room to try on her first bra required the slippery recruiting skills of a veteran MI5 spy. In a logical world, there would be no reason to imagine that any of these kids is snapping photos of their nascent naked naughty bits and texting them to others.
She crunched the cookies in her mouth, carefully mashing them into chunks. She spit. They made a plunk sound as they hit the toilet water.