Research + News | Topic: Sexting
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.
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.