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13.27 25 Jan 2021


More than half of Irish teenagers have been asked to send sexually explicit images


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13.27 25 Jan 2021


More than half of Irish teenagers have been asked by someone to send sexually explicit pictures of themselves, according to research.  

The recent study from the DCU Anti-Bullying Centre found that nearly 45% of participants (all aged between 15 and 18) had been ‘frequently’ asked to send such images.  

And, around a third of respondents said they’d received a sexually explicit image when they really didn’t want to - with that number 'much higher' among girls (21.9%) than boys (7.5%). 

Andrea was joined by many listeners with their views.

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