At the same time, more city teens are just saying no to sex, booze and tobacco.
The percentage of city high schoolers who have had sex fell from 31.2 percent in 2013 to 27.2 percent in 2015 — a record low since the CDC began surveying ninth- through 12th-graders in 1997.
That’s up from 41.7 percent in 2013 and 28.1 percent in 2005.
The city teen rate of game-playing is 4 points higher than the national average.
Montgomery County prosecutors charged Henry Sanchez Milian, 18, and Jose Montano, 17, with possession of child pornography after discovering an explicit video of a 14-year-old girl on the defendants’ cellphones.
But the girl — who recorded and first sent the video — has not been charged.
“I feel like that if any child comes to you with a situation like that you should look into it regardless, just check into it, and the school didn’t do that,” she said.
But one in six New York City teens — 15.9 percent — are now using nicotine-laced vaporized products, such as e-cigarettes.“This is an issue for parents.”Sexting has occurred for as long as teens have had cameras in their cellphones, but most states still lack legislation to target the issue.“It’s clearly an area where the law has not caught up to technology,” said David Moyse, a defense attorney in the Rockville case.“It’s definitely something that needs to be addressed.”So far 20 states have enacted laws to address minors who send nude photos to each other, setting penalties for teens who sext less severe than those for adults who swap similar photos of minors.The rate in the city is a significant 14 points lower than the national average of 41.2 percent.Only 20.9 percent of city kids said they had drunk alcohol in the prior 30 days, down from 24.7 percent in 2013 and 41.8 percent in 2001. (WCBI)-A Bruce High School coach and history teacher is facing charges for a child sex crime. He’s being charged with the gratification of lust of vulnerable person.