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Airman Pleads Guilty to Distributing Child Porn, Other Charges (News)


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Title: Airman pleads guilty to distributing child porn, other charges
Publication: Colorado Springs Gazette
Author: Erin Prater
Date: 01/21/2014

A Peterson Air Force Base airman pleaded guilty Tuesday to distributing pornographic pictures of toddlers, having cybersex with a teenage girl and attempting to strangle his wife. A military judge accepted the plea of Senior Airman Czachery Rike, a firefighter with the 21st Civil Engineer Squadron, in an on-base courtroom. Rike faces up to 102 […]

TALKING POINTS: Sexualized Media & Kids Research

Posted on December 13, 2013, in Children, Featured, Indecency, Research, Sexual Violence, Societal, Teens

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Title: Sexualized Media and Kids Research Results
Publication: Morality In Media
Author: Mary Anne Layden, Ph.D.
Date: 12/13/2013

Young people (<18 years old) who have been exposed to sexualized media (both pornography and sexualized TV) have an increased likelihood of:   Having intentions to engage in sexual intercourse Having earlier initiation of sex Having sexual activity more frequently Having more sex partners Having multiple lifetime sexual partners Having had more than one sexual […]

Sexualized Teen Girls: Tinseltown’s New Target (Research)

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Children, Research, Teens

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Title: Sexualized Teen Girls: Tinseltown’s New Target A Study of Teen Female Sexualization in Prime-time TV
Publication: Parents Television Council
Author: Parents Television Council
Date: 12/01/2010

The Parents Television Council (PTC) has conducted a study examining teen female sexualization in prime-time TV. The study used sexualization as a mechanism for understanding the proliferation of sexually explicit teen female images in the media. In recent years, the PTC has documented numerous trends of female sexualization. Not only are we observing women becoming […]

TV’s News Target: Teen Sexual Exploitation (RESEARCH)

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Children, Indecency, Research, Teens

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Title: TV's News Target: Teen Sexual Exploitation
Publication: Parents Television Council
Author: Parents Television Council
Date: 20130708

SUMMARY New research from the Parents Television Council’s “4 Every Girl Campaign” found that underage female characters on primetime broadcast television are more likely to be presented in sexually exploitative scenes than adult women, and the appearance of underage female characters in a sexually exploitative scene increased the probability that the scene would be presented […]

Linking Exposure to Outcomes: Early Adolescents’ Consumption of Sexual Content in Six Media (RESEARCH)

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Children, Research, Teens

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Title: Linking Exposure to Outcomes: Early Adolescents’ Consumption of Sexual Content in Six Media
Publication: Mass Communication & Society
Author: Carol J. Pardun, Kelly Ladin L’Engle, Jane D. Brown
Date:

A media-use questionnaire was completed by 3,261 7th and 8th graders and a subsample of 1,074 respondents was interviewed about their sexual attitudes and behaviors. Based on results from the media survey, respondents’ top television shows, movies, music, Internet sites, and newspapers were content analyzed for portrayals or references to pubertal development, romantic relationships, body […]

Influence of New Media on Adolescent Sexual Health (RESEARCH)

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Children, Research, Teens

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Title: Influence of New Media on Adolescent Sexual Health
Publication: RAND Health
Author: REBECCA L. COLLINS, STEVEN MARTINO, REBECCA SHAW
Date:

Introduction Sexual risk behavior among U.S. adolescents is a major public health concern. Nearly 800,000 young women aged 15–19 years become pregnant in the United States each year, most of them unintentionally,1 and half of the roughly 19 million new sexually transmitted infections (STIs) diagnosed each year are among 15- to 24-year-olds.2 A great deal […]

Does Watching Sex on Television Predict Teen Pregnancy? Findings From a National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (RESEARCH)

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Children, Research, Teens

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Title: Does Watching Sex on Television Predict Teen Pregnancy? Findings From a National Longitudinal Survey of Youth
Publication: Pediatrics
Author: Anita Chandra, DrPHa, Steven C. Martino, PhDb, Rebecca L. Collins, PhDc, Marc N. Elliott, PhDc, Sandra H. Berry, MAc, David E. Kanouse, PhDc, Angela Miu, MSc
Date:

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE. There is increasing evidence that youth exposure to sexual content on television shapes sexual attitudes and behavior in a manner that may influence reproductive health outcomes. To our knowledge, no previous work has empirically examined associations between exposure to television sexual content and adolescent pregnancy. METHODS. Data from a national longitudinal survey of […]

Sexy Media Matter: Exposure to Sexual Content in Music, Movies, Television, and Magazines Predicts Black and White Adolescents’ Sexual Behavior (RESEARCH)

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Children, Research, Teens

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Title: Sexy Media Matter: Exposure to Sexual Content in Music, Movies, Television, and Magazines Predicts Black and White Adolescents' Sexual Behavior
Publication: Pediatrics
Author: Jane D. Brown, PhD, MAa, Kelly Ladin L'Engle, PhD, MPHa, Carol J. Pardun, PhD, MAa, Guang Guo, PhDb, Kristin Kenneavy, MAb, Christine Jackson, PhD, MAc
Date:

ABSTRACT OBJECTIVE. To assess over time whether exposure to sexual content in 4 mass media (television, movies, music, and magazines) used by early adolescents predicts sexual behavior in middle adolescence. METHODS. An in-home longitudinal survey of 1017 black and white adolescents from 14 middle schools in central North Carolina was conducted. Each teen was interviewed […]

How Sources of Sexual Information Relate to Adolescents’ Beliefs about Sex (RESEARCH)

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Children, Psychological, Research, Teens

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Title: How Sources of Sexual Information Relate to Adolescents’ Beliefs about Sex
Publication: American Journal of Health Behavior
Author: Amy Bleakley, PhD, MPH, Research Scientist, Michael Hennessy, PhD, MPH, Senior Statistician, and Amy Jordan, PhD, Senior Research Investigator
Date:

Abstract Objectives To examine how sources of sexual information are associated with adolescents’ behavioral, normative, and control beliefs about having sexual intercourse using the Integrative Model of Behavior Change. Methods Survey data from a quota sample of 459 youth. Results The most frequently reported sources were friends, teachers, mothers, and media. Regression analyses indicated that […]

Television viewing and risk of sexual initiation by young adolescents (RESEARCH)

Posted on September 10, 2013, in Children, Indecency, Research, Teens

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Title: Television viewing and risk of sexual initiation by young adolescents
Publication: Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine
Author: Sarah L. Ashby, MD, MS; Christine M. Arcari, PhD, MPH; M. Bruce Edmonson, MD, MPH
Date:

ABSTRACT Objective   To determine if television viewing is associated with the risk of initiating sexual intercourse in young adolescents. Design   Secondary analysis of data obtained from 1994 through 1996. Setting   The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Participants   The 4808 students younger than 16 years who had not initiated intercourse before baseline interview. Exposures   Primary exposure was self-reported daily television […]