Research + News | Topic: Sexting
Dec 8, 2022
1 In 10 Teens Have Sexted, Many See Porn By 6th Grade
A high number of preteens and teens in the United States have viewed pornography and many have also sent or received nude or seminude photos — sexting — over their smartphones, a new study reveals. Read the article here.
Mar 17, 2022
How To Talk To Teens About Nudes And Online Safety
Teens may have sexted more during the pandemic, and the fallout can be intense. Read the article here.
Feb 15, 2022
Teen Girls’ Sexy TikTok Videos Take A Mental-Health Toll
Girls are often anxious and overwhelmed by the attention they get after posting suggestive videos; therapists say more are suffering emotionally. Read the article here.
Jan 12, 2022
iPhone Tool For Parents Makes Teens Consider Consequences Of Sexting
A December iPhone update gives parents a new tool to protect children online. Read the article here.
Nov 24, 2021
Sharing Nudes Doubled Among Pre-Teens In 2020
Twice as many children between the ages of 9 and 12 reported sending nudes or other Self-Generated Child Sexual Abuse Material (SG-CSAM) in 2020 than in 2019. Read the research here.
Jul 23, 2021
Parents’ Fears Over Sexting And Abuse Among Teenagers
A vivid picture of sexual assaults and harassment in teenagers’ lives has been laid bare in recent months but parents rarely speak about the emotional turmoil they face. Read the article here.
Feb 25, 2021
Sending Nudes: Starting The Convo Early – 3 Tips For Smart Parents
Kids are growing up in a world where sending nudes is the norm. 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.