News | Topic: Sexting

Is Your Teen Hiding Sexting Photos In A Fake Calculator App?

Your teens calculator app? It could be a digital safe, hiding photos they don’t want you to see. Read the article here.

How To Confront Children Using Pornography

Christian Family University shares some helpful tips in regards to confronting children who are struggling with pornography. Read the full article here.

Sorry New York Times, Sexting Is NOT Normal For Teens, And Should Not Be Celebrated

A recent column in the New York Times by Dr. Perri Klass gives the impression that sexting is a rather normal, even healthy aspect of teenage sexuality. Read a rebuttal here.

What Parents Need To Know About Sexting

Tips for talking with your child about sexting from JAMA Pediatrics. Read the article here.

Sexting Is Increasingly Common For Teens

The study’s authors warned that sexts, especially ones seen by people other than the intended recipient, could lead to harassment and cyberbullying — perhaps even sexual assault and suicide. Read the article here.

That Teen Sexting Study: What Else You Need To Know

A new teen sexting research review published in JAMA Pediatrics found that about one in four teens have received a “sext,” a text message with sexual content, and approximately one in seven have sent one. Read the article here.

What Teen Sexting Reveals About Women And Sexual Coercion

Many girls feel pressured to comply with requests to send naked photos of themselves to boys who demand them. Read the article here.

“What Should I Do?”: Young Women’s Reported Dilemmas With Nude Photographs

A thematic analysis of young women’s stories reveals that they received conflicting messages regarding sexting. Read the research here.

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.

Read the full article here.

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.

Read the article here.

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.

Read the article here. 

“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.”

Read the full article here.

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,

Read the full article here.