Social media and teen sex abuse

22:46 Apr 10 2016 Kansas City, MO, USA

when this 13-year-old girl and her boyfriend break up, he doesn’t just tell a lie to his friends. He hops online and tweets that she gave him oral sex. He calls her a slut. And his sexually aggressive cyberbullying is shared over and over again. When that little girl checks her phone, boys she barely knows are asking her for nude pictures.

This is the type of hard truths journalist Nancy Jo Sales explored for more than two years as she talked to more than 200 teen girls across the country. She wrote a book, “American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Lives of Teenagers.”
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