News | Topic: Sexting
Feb 10, 2020
MN Study Says Teens At Risk Of Being ‘Sexploited’
At least 5,000 high school teens have been affected by sexual exploitation according to Minnesota’s first estimates. Read the article here.
Feb 6, 2020
‘We’re constantly asked for pictures’: Teen Researches Why Sending Naked Pics Is Now Normal
Kiona Osowski’s Grade 12 research project started with a question, based on her own experiences as a 17-year-old teenager: why are girls so often asked for nude photos? Read the article here.
Jul 5, 2019
Teens Exchange Nude Selfies; Now, One Must Register As A Sex Offender
Colorado’s Supreme Court upheld a ruling last week that required a juvenile boy to register as a sex offender after sexting and trading erotic pictures with two girls roughly his age, a split decision that highlights states’ recent struggles with applying laws passed in a less tech-heavy age. Read the article here.
Jul 5, 2019
Study Finds Sexting May Be A Healthy Part Of Growing Up?!?
University of Texas Medical Branch researchers say that when older teens are sexting – sharing sexually explicit pictures and videos over mobile phones – it may simply be a healthy part of growing up. Read the full article here.
Jun 18, 2019
Youth Sexting Tied To Sexual Behavior, Mental Health Risks
But whether there’s a causal link, and in which direction, remains uncertain. Read the article here.
Jun 17, 2019
Boomerang Nude GIFs Are The Latest Sexting Trend
People are sending Boomeranged solicited nudes to one another. Read the article here.
Oct 5, 2018
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.
Apr 11, 2018
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.
Mar 27, 2018
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.
Mar 6, 2018
What Parents Need To Know About Sexting
Tips for talking with your child about sexting from JAMA Pediatrics. Read the article here.
Mar 5, 2018
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.
Mar 2, 2018
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.
Jan 19, 2018
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.
Jan 10, 2018
“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.
May 29, 2017
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.
Mar 9, 2017
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.
Sep 20, 2016
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.
Sep 6, 2016
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.
Jun 21, 2016
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.
May 5, 2016
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.