News | Topic: Sexting

Sneaky Teen Texting Codes: What They Mean, When To Worry

Columnist Jennifer Jolly has tips on what they mean, when to be alarmed and when not to worry about texting codes. Read the article here.

8 Things You And Your Teen Need to Know About Sexting

Twenty percent of teens admit to texting nude or semi-nude photos of themselves to others. Get information and tips for discussing sexting with teens, whether they’re sending, receiving — or both.

View the video and read the blog from Common Sense Media here.

And Everyone Saw It

When Maureen’s parents were in middle school, if a girl wanted to show a boy her body in the middle of the night, she would have to sneak out of her house, find a way to get to his, evade his parents and yank up her shirt. For their daughter, all it took was a few clicks.

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Nudity and Social Media Harm Girls

Celebrities routinely appear in compromising and salacious photos, and the tabloid press rewards them with adoring attention. Read the article here.

Top Tips for Parents on Managing Sexting

Top tips for parents that catch their children sexting, and how to involve the school and the social media provider. Read the article here.

Porn 2.0: The Sexting Crisis

Not only do younger generations use porn more regularly, they are also less likely to think there’s anything wrong with it. Read the research from Barna here.

New Mexico Teens Can Now Legally Sext Each Other And Exchange Nude Photos

A new law means adolescents caught sharing explicit photos with each other will no longer risk charges, prison sentences and a damaging criminal record.

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Talking About “Sexting”

Kids may “sext” to show off or prove their love. Common Sense Media shares how to discuss the consequences. Read the article here.

Girl, Send Me a Frext

How female friends have turned sexting into an act of bonding and empowerment.

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When Your Child Takes Nude Selfies

After a recent sexting scandal at a Colorado high school, TIME Magazine addresses the response most parents have and why it’s not always the most effective.

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“Sexting Is The New Flirting” As Teens Turn to Secretive Apps

From the article: “Teens today have turned to technology more than ever before, living and interacting with each other through apps on their phones. So it’s no surprise they took their flirting online using photo vault apps to sext and send scandalous pictures below the radar.”

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L.A. Schools Want Kids to Think Before They Sext

Educators, an attorney and a police officer lay out the consequences of sexting – public humiliation, loss of educational and job opportunities, possible criminal violations — and hammer home a message: Think twice. What you do now matters later,

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Teens, Sex And Trouble

It’s terrific that athletes and celebrities are doing their part to educate teens about the issue of sexual violence. There are others, however, that also have the attention of teens, but that are not helping the situation.

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Majority of Minors Engage in Sexting, Unaware of Harsh Legal Consequences

Sexting among youth is more prevalent than previously thought, according to a new study from Drexel University that was based on a survey of undergraduate students at a large northeastern university.

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Most Adults Are Sexting and That May Not Be a Bad Thing

More than 8 out of 10 people surveyed online admitted to sexting in the prior year, according to a new study from Drexel University’s Women’s Health Psychology Lab. The researchers also found that increased levels of sexting were associated with greater sexual satisfaction, especially for those in a relationship.

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Blackmailers Trade Nude Pics Like Baseball Cards on the ‘Dark Web’

Hackers are breaking into webcams and emails and social networks to gain access to intimate images. They then threaten to make the images public, and share them with the victim’s friends and family, if she does not comply.

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Pornography: Young Children and Teens Who Send Sex Images Risk Mental Problems

Leading psychiatrist warns ‘sexting’ and cyberbullying could have unforeseen consequences in later life. Read the article here.

Is Your Teen Using Apps To Keep Secrets?

Studies suggest that sexting is more common than many parents might realize or want to admit.

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