Study: Teens involved in 'sexting' more likely to be sexually active

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(NBC NEWS) Parents know they need to keep a close eye on what their children are doing on their phone, but a new study about kids and sexting is even more worrisome.

Researchers in Canada found teens who sexted were more likely to be sexually active and less likely to use contraception.

They also had higher rates of anxiety and depression, delinquent behavior, and substance abuse.

Experts say it is also important to know that not all sexting may lead to risky behaviors.

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