Secondary-school girls report higher levels of both being cyberbullied 22 per cent versus 11 per cent of their male peers and of experiencing cyberbullying happening to people around them. Almost half of teenagers in their final year at school say they have participated in sexting — an activity that increases progressively through each year of second-level education. Sexting is defined as the sharing of sexual text, video, and photographic content nudes using phones, apps, social networks and other technologies. Some 45 per cent of sixth-year pupils have sent a suggestive message and 34 per cent a sext image, while the corresponding figures among first-year pupils are five per cent and four per cent. This snapshot of sexting behaviour among secondary-school students see below comes from the latest annual digital trend report by Zeeko , an internet safety start-up company based in Nova UCD.
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Your contributions will help us continue to deliver the stories that are important to you. The study surveyed 3, secondary school pupils — 1, females and 1, males from 30 schools. Sexts range from suggestive messages to images and videos.
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He said children have virtually stopped using Facebook because their parents are using the social media app meaning children do not want their behaviour to be monitored too closely. The age of 13, largely flouted by social media apps as the common introductory age, is a lie. As a result, and due to them not wanting their mums and dads to know what they are doing on social media, children have virtually ceased using Facebook. This has fuelled a tsunami of sexting amongst Irish children.
Search Search. Menu Sections. A man who sent naked selfies to a teenager and who was later caught with indecent images of children has been made the subject of a three-year probation order. Ryan Winters' offending came to light when the person in question told his mother about the naked images he had received. Belfast Crown Court heard the year-old, who is originally from Carnmoney but now lives in Grosvenor Road, Manchester, sent pictures of his erect penis to the year-old male, and "asked for some in return". Prosecutor Simon Jenkins said that in June , the teenager's mother contacted the PSNI to inform them her son had received messages of a sexual nature from Winters, who at that time was Police attended Winters' address in August , when they seized his laptop and mobile phone. When the devices were examined, a total of indecent images of children were located along with prohibited images of children. When he was asked about the images on his phone and laptop, Winters said he had requested the majority of them from a 'person online'. Winters subsequently admitted a string of offending, including causing a child to engage in sexual activity and possessing indecent images of children.