As kids now have the opportunity to always be connected with friends from school, or outside of school, they can send or receive texts at any time of the day.
Even if they are not physically sending out texts during class, they can become distracted by the buzzing or on-screen light up of a new notification from someone they received a text from.
While girls are more likely to send these sexually explicit texts to strangers, boys are more likely to send sexts in general.
It is important to look for warning signs of your child texting with a sexual predator or even sexting anyone in general.
The task of thinking of a way to do this and actually doing it takes away from class time and learning, which is an issue in and of itself.