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Is your teen using apps to keep secrets?

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(CNN)If you think “my teen would never sext,” you might be mistaken.

And if you think the only teens who sext are the ones engaging in high-risk behaviors, like drinking, using drugs or skipping school, keep reading.

Studies suggest that sexting is more common than many parents might realize or want to admit.

More than half the undergraduate students who took part in an anonymous online survey said they sent sexually suggestive texts when they were teenagers, according to the study by Drexel University, which was published last year by the Journal of Sexuality Research and Social Policy.

Nearly 30% said they included photos in their sexts, and an astonishing 61% did not know that sending nude photos via text could be considered child pornography.
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