Sexting is sending inappropriate images of yourself or other people on your cellular telephone. It has become all too common among kids, even as young as 12. Surveys shows 20 percent of teenagers have admitted to sending or posting a sexually suggestive text message.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- You've heard about sexting in the news and maybe you've had a talk with your child about it. At least one new cell phone application fights the problem of sexting to try to keep kids out of trouble.
"It's so easy, it's so fast and you can't take it back," said Sean Tierney with Mobile Media Guard.
When it comes to sending texts or pictures on a cell phone, once it's done, it's done.
"Hands down, the kids were more savvy with the phones than [parents] were," Tierney said, "Where does that leave parents?"
Almost 60 percent of teens have cell phones. Of those, more than 20 percent admit to sending nude or semi-nude pictures of themselves.
"The consequences can be quite severe from sexting," Tierney said.