New Study Reveals Your Kid Is Not As Big of a Perv As You Suspect

If the latest study in children’s health journal Pediatrics is any indication, the state of parental paranoia has reached an all-time high. The New York Times recently recapped the study in an piece entitled, “Sending of Sexual Images by Minors Isn’t as Prevalent as Expected, Study Finds.”

The article’s title alone begs the question: What were you expecting? Whatever it was, you’ll be bummed to hear that only 1 in 100 children aged 10 to 17 has texted images graphic enough to violate any laws. It turns out sketchy text message-related behavior doesn’t kick into high gear until we reach adulthood, or until we’re elected to public office.  

So breathe easy, folks. Chances are your kid would rather spend the afternoon hunched over the Xbox than he would sexting the girl next door. What that suggests about the state of modern adolescence is another debate altogether.  

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