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Teen Sexting

How to Help Girls Navigate Pressure to Be 'Real' Online

Common Sense Media | Posted 03.31.2017 | Parents
Common Sense Media

The tug to be more authentic -- both online and in reality -- is a natural part of growing up. More and more, social media is the place girls go to get real. And it's all fine -- until it's not.

The 'Look'

Mike Domitrz | Posted 12.17.2016 | Style
Mike Domitrz

Dating can be a very anxious experience. We have found a person we are interested in, we have gotten up the courage to express our interest and now we are exploring the relationship by getting to know each other.

Not Knowing Is Not an Excuse

Mike Domitrz | Posted 12.08.2016 | Education
Mike Domitrz

As "Yes Means Yes" policies become more common at colleges, some scholars have argued that such policies leave too much open for interpretation and co...

Every Teenage Boy in America Is a Felon

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 11.12.2016 | Crime
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

If you are a male living in the United States above the age of 12, raise your hand if you have never looked at, possessed or shared a picture of a naked female (or male). If you have, you may be a felon subject to imprisonment and be required to register as a sex offender.

Porn, Sexting, Violence: Police Officer Christy Girard Talks Cybercrime

Katherine Du | Posted 10.02.2016 | Crime
Katherine Du

Cyberbullying and other risky behaviors associated with social media are increasing because children are receiving phones at younger and younger ages.

Teens Charged as Adults for Child Porn: What You Need to Know About Teen Sexting

Larry Magid | Posted 09.21.2016 | Politics
Larry Magid

Child pornography laws were designed to protect children from predatory adults. They were never intended to prosecute teens for sharing images of themselves. This is a disgraceful use of prosecutorial powers.

8 Steps to Keep Your Kids Safe Online

Megan Maas | Posted 05.17.2015 | Parents
Megan Maas

Do you know what your kids are doing online? Keeping your kids safe online is a lot harder than you think.

Why Kids Sext -- And What Parents Can Do About It

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.22.2014 | Parents

Last week, author and journalist Hanna Rosin prompted renewed conversation about teens and nude photos in an in-depth article for The Atlantic titled ...

Teen Sexting Is Not A Felony

Stephen Balkam | Posted 09.09.2014 | Technology
Stephen Balkam

We need to take a moment to reflect on the state of our laws around "sexting." And we need to consider the crazy mixed messages we are sending our teens about sexual behavior in our digital world.

Middle Schoolers Who Text A Lot Are More Likely To Have Sex IRL, Says Study

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 07.01.2014 | Parents

Middle school students who send hundreds of text messages a day are also engaging in more IRL sex than their disconnected peers, according to a new st...

The Scary Thing You Didn't Know About Sexting

tv | Posted 01.23.2014 | Teen

By Alyssa Giacobbe Whether that provocative photo is saved on your computer or buried in your phone, it's not safe. Hannah was 14 when she took ...

STUDY: Sexting Common Among Middle Schoolers With Behavioral Or Emotional Problems

Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents

BY ANDREW M. SEAMAN NEW YORK Mon Jan 6, 2014 7:38am EST (Reuters Health) - More than one in five middle-school aged children with behavioral or em...

State Passes New Law On Minors Sexting

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.13.2013 | Technology

While it is already illegal in West Virginia for adults to send sexually explicit text messages to minors, a new law in the state would punish juvenil...

WATCH: This PSA Warns Teens To Stop Sending Sexy Photos

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.27.2013 | Women

Despite the fact that research has shown that teen sexting isn't actually all that common, at least one organization is concerned enough with the phen...

Why Snapchat Sexting May Be A Terrible Idea

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 01.22.2013 | Technology

There are a few good reasons why sending incriminating pictures, naked or otherwise, over the photo and video app Snapchat may not be such a great ide...

Do Teens Who 'Sext' Need To Be Punished At All?

HuffPost Live | Posted 12.21.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

Parents are concerned about teenagers sexting, but they're also worried about the laws that punish them. Alyona Minkovski hosted a discussion on HuffP...

WATCH: Is Teen Sexting Real Problem?

Posted 11.21.2012 | Teen

A study links sexting with increased risky behavior in teens rather than providing a healthy outlet. But is this even something that parents can or sh...

Sexually Risky Behavior On The Decline Among Black Teens

Reuters | Posted 09.23.2012 | Black Voices

(Adds details on CDC statistics) By Salimah Ebrahim WASHINGTON, July 24 (Reuters) - Efforts to reduce risky sexual beha...

States Weigh Relaxing Penalties For Teen Sexting

Posted 08.13.2011 | Technology

(DAVID KLEPPER, AP/THE HUFFINGTON POST) PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- A congressman who sends an X-rated photo of himself jeopardizes his reputation and his job...

The Electronic Hickey: Confronting Minors Who 'Sext' | JAN HOFFMAN | Posted 05.26.2011 | Technology

LACEY, Wash. -- One day last winter Margarite posed naked before her bathroom mirror, held up her cellphone and took a picture. Then she sent the full...