NewsHub 28 October 2017
Family First Comment: Disturbing
Almost one in five Kiwi teens have been asked for nude, or nearly nude pictures, in the last year.
But only 4 percent of people between the ages of 14 and 17 have sent them.
Martin Cocker from Netsafe says the figure surprised him.
“A lot of people are being pressured to do it, yes, a lot of people know somebody who’s done it, but only a small percentage of young people have actually done it.”
The survey also found 40 percent of respondents know someone who’s sent an explicit picture.
Mr Cocker says that figure cannot be brushed off.
“If you think of a large school, one child in every class has done it – there’s a lot of opportunity for that to go bad. It’s not insignificantly small at 4 percent at all.”
Almost a third of respondents said they’ve felt pressure to engage in the behaviour.
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