Research + News | Topic: Sexting
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.
May 1, 2019
Change In Law Makes ‘Sexting’ Less Perilous For Washington Teens
If two minors share nude photos, are they felons? A change in state law signed recently by Gov. Jay Inslee clarifies the issue. Read the article here.
Oct 31, 2018
Parents And Teens Discuss The Dangers Of Sexting
Sexting is a growing trend among American teenagers, according to recent data. 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.
Sep 11, 2018
Here Is How Much Sexting Among Teens Has Increased
A study published in JAMA Pediatrics revealed that sexting (which is the electronic sharing of sexually explicit images, videos, or messages) has increased among teenagers since 2009. Oh, and the number of teenagers with smartphones has also increased since 2009. Coincidence? Read the rest of the 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.