My interest in the "sexting" epidemic was sparked when I heard of young girls in the neighborhood getting in trouble for it. My reaction to "sexting?" What the hell! The stuff that goes on with kids these days makes me scared to ever have a child. What is driving these girls to do this? Is it just their insecurities or is there an underlying issue here? For those of you who don't know exactly what "sexting" is... it's short for "sexy texting." This can be done either by risky pictures or sending promiscuous text messages. I have heard of 11 or 12 year old girls getting grounded and having their phones taken away because of sending inappropriate messages...that is WAY too young in my opinion. Is it the standards that us girls have to deal with that's driving people to "sext" or is it the readily available access to technology that is the issue? Would these girls or boys act as promiscuous when face to face?