According to Strassberg, the results of the two sexting studies from his lab, as well as those from studies conducted across the U. Your browser is out of date. The hypersexualization that has enveloped the lives of American girls seems to have also ensnared their moms. Icelanders believe in fairies, Spaniards set charging bulls loose in their streets and North Americans tip. Sexting in teens linked to more sexual activity, low self-esteem October 8, Relatively few teens say they have engaged in sexting, or the sharing of nude or nearly nude photos via mobile phone or the Internet, finds a new study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. Girls are more often targeted in cyberbullying attacks that focus on their sexuality. In Georgia, teen sexting that does not involve distribution -- in other words, just taking a nude selfie -- is a misdemeanor.
Young teens who receive sexts are six times more likely to report having had sex June 30, A study from USC researchers provides new understanding of the relationship between "sexting" and sexual behavior in early adolescence, contributing to an ongoing national conversation about whether sexually explicit text
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This comment has been removed by a moderator. As lawmakers and prosecutors continue to grapple with the issue, there is concern that some kids could have their futures permanently damaged for engaging in typical teenage behavior. Strassberg concludes that these differences, which are all statistically significant, are consistent with findings that men have more positive attitudes toward casual sex than do women. Further study is warranted to better understand teen motives, get a clearer sense of their appreciation of possible consequences of sexting and whether sexting increases or decreases initiation of physical sexual interaction, among other issues. Of the number who had received a sext, nearly one in five had forwarded the picture to someone else.