By Barbara Hall, CNN
(CNN) – Nearly 30 percent of high school students in the Houston area admit they've sent a nude picture of themselves to a friend by email or text. That's according to a study by the University of Texas Medical Branch. If the sample represents national rates, as the study authors believe, millions of kids could be engaging in this risky behavior. And emotional and legal consequences can be severe.
According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, only 19 states and Guam have some type of legislation that addresses teen "sexting."
[2:43] "Generally the legislation reduces penalties or creates educational or alternative kinds of programs for kids," says NCSL Senior Fellow Pam Greenberg. FULL POST