[caption id="attachment_27908" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Dangerous and hurtful situations prompted by sexting were in the news almost daily."]Dangerous and hurtful situations prompted by sexting were in the news almost daily.[/caption]

Despite the growth in internet safety education over the past year, one alarming trend continued to get worse: "sexting," or the act of sending explicit photos or text messages via cell phones or the web.

More than a quarter of young people ages 14 to 24 say they've been involved in some form of sexting, according to an Associated Press-MTV poll released in early December....

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