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Teen Sexting

Teen Sexting Is Not A Felony

Stephen Balkam | Posted 07.10.2014 | 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 o...

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'

nytimes.com | 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...