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The Dangers of Sexting

05/17/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Many schools in the greater Waterville [Maine] area have been dealing with recent concerns over the growing popularity of "sexting," a newly-coined term referring to sending sexually explicit text messages or photos via cell phone.

"Sexting essentially is very popular among teens," Tracey Frost, school resource officer at Messalonskee High School in Oakland, said in a recent Morning Sentinel interview. "They like to take pictures of themselves with cell phones when they are topless or completely nude. They will send those images to other kids--like a dating business card."

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