Sexting, Internet safety rises on list of concerns that worry parents most

A teen is seen texting on her phone in Atlanta, Georgia.
A teen is seen texting on her phone in Atlanta, Georgia.

A new study says that when it comes to the top health problems among children, parents are becoming increasingly concerned about sexting.

The survey by C.S. Children’s Hospital is in its ninth year.

In the 2015 survey, adults rate childhood obesity, bullying and drug abuse at the top of the list of big health problems for kids.

Internet safety in 2015 rose to the fourth biggest child concern, which is up from eighth in 2014. Sexting was No. 6, up from No. 13 in 2014.

The survey states that smoking has been at or near the top of the list. But in 2015, smoking dropped from No. 4 to No. 7.

Source: Fox 8