Sexting teens on the rise

THE number of teenage girls as young as 12 sending nude photos to boys is rising, according to Dowdy Wellbeing Centre head Richard Dowdy.

Mr Dowdy said his centre had seen 15 girls, aged 12 to 15, who had been brought to his centre for counselling by their parents.

However, based on what he has been told by his patients, he believes up to 70 per cent of girls in that age group could be sending nude photos, with most regretting it afterwards.

Mr Dowdy said girls had self-harmed after being shamed for sending a nude photo and that others were having a hard time concentrating in class.

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