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“Low Risk Associated with Most Teenage Sexting: A Study of 617 18-Year-Olds”

Posted on December 1, 2016, in Research, Self-Image, Sexting, Teens

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Title: "Low Risk Associated with Most Teenage Sexting: A Study of 617 18-Year-Olds"
Publication: MARC Research Reports.
Author: Englander, Elizabeth
Date: 07/10/2012

Abstract This report describes research conducted in 2011 and 2012 on 617 subjects, 30% of whom reported sexting. The report details the frequency of sexting behaviors as well as the relationship between coerced and non-coerced sexting, sexting and gender differences, characteristics of sexters, and data on risk of discovery and social conflict following engaging in […]

“Pornography, Sexual Coercion and Abuse and Sexting in Young People’s Intimate Relationships: A European Study”

Posted on November 1, 2016, in Research, Sexting, Sexual Violence, Teens

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Title: "Pornography, Sexual Coercion and Abuse and Sexting in Young People's Intimate Relationships: A European Study"
Publication: Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Author: Stanley, Nicky, et al.
Date: 03/10/2016

Abstract New technology has made pornography increasingly accessible to young people, and a growing evidence base has identified a relationship between viewing pornography and violent or abusive behavior in young men. This article reports findings from a large survey of 4,564 young people aged 14 to 17 in five European countries which illuminate the relationship […]

Emerging Patterns and Trends Report #1: Youth-Produced Sexual Content

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Title: Emerging Patterns and Trends Report #1: Youth-Produced Sexual Content
Publication: Internet Watch Foundation
Author: Internet Watch Foundation
Date: 03/10/2015

The Study was carried out by Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) in partnership with Microsoft and was initially designed to expand upon an earlier study carried out by IWF in 2012 which provided a snapshot of the availability of self-generated sexual content featuring young people online and the extent to which control over that content is […]

Children, Young Adults & Pornography: A ‘Smorgasbord’ of Harms

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Title: Children, Young Adults & Pornography: A ‘Smorgasbord’ of Harms
Author: Robert Peters
Date: 01/01/2015

Robert Peters served as President of Morality in Media from 1992–2011 and as Assistant Director of MIM’s National Obscenity Law Center from 1987–1992. Mr. Peters is now President Emeritus of MIM. This is a compilation of research studies that show evidence of the vast harms to children and young adults associated with pornography use, specifically, […]

The Associations Between Adolescents’ Consumption of Pornography and Music Videos and Their Sexting Behavior

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Title: The Associations Between Adolescents’ Consumption of Pornography and Music Videos and Their Sexting Behavior
Publication: Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Author: Joris Van Ouytsel, Koen Ponnet, and Michel Walrave
Date: 12/01/2014

ABSTRACT Several scholars have argued that adolescents’ sexting behavior might be influenced by their media use. However, to date, empirical evidence of the link between media socialization and engagement in sexting behavior remains scarce. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether music video and pornography consumption are able to predict a range of sexting behaviors among […]

Online Prostitution and Trafficking (Research)

Posted on October 23, 2014, in Internet, Prostitution, Research, Sexting

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Title: Online Prostitution and Trafficking
Publication: Albany Law Review
Author: Melissa Farley, Kenneth Franzblau, M. Alexis Kennedy
Date: 10/01/2014

ABSTRACT: The use of Internet technologies to traffic women and children to prostitution will be described in this article. We will summarize the history of online trafficking and the remarkably effective use of the Internet for advertising prostitution locally, regionally, and internationally beginning with the development of social networking sites, discussion forums, message boards and online […]

Personalized pornography: the explosive growth of ‘sexting’ among teens (Opinion)

Posted on September 3, 2013, in Children, Opinion, Sexting, Teens

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Read original article: http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/personalized-pornography-the-explosive-growth-of-sexting-among-teens/ August 27, 2013 (Unmasking Choice) – The embarrassing political troubles of the unfortunately but aptly named former Congressman Anthony Weiner has catapulted the term “sexting” into cultural consciousness once again, prompting a sudden discussion on what, exactly, “sexting” is—and whether we should be worried about it. Dr. Keith Ablow, FOX News’ […]

Sexting Could Land A Quarter of American Teenagers in Jail for Child Pornography (News)

Posted on July 10, 2012, in News, Sexting

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Author: Alex Marin Date Published: July 10,2012 Find Original Article here: http://www.policymic.com/articles/10862/sexting-could-land-a-quarter-of-american-teenagers-in-jail-for-child-pornography   The recent case of 24-year-old English student Richard O’Dwyer, who could face up to 10 years in an American jail for copyright offenses, is highlighting the link between new technologies and legislation – as technology becomes more accessible and easier to use to […]

'Sexting' is related to teen group sex trend, says study (News)

Posted on January 7, 2012, in Children, Internet, News, Sexting, Sexual Violence, Societal, Teens

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Newsroom Jersey BY ADELE SAMMARCO Dec. 21, 2011 Teens having sex isn’t new, but according to researchers, teenagers who engage in group sex is an alarming new trend. A new study released by Boston University’s School of Public Health warns teen group sex is on the rise, where researchers found as many as 1 in […]

Sending of Sexual Images by Minors Isn’t as Prevalent as Expected, Study Finds (News)

Posted on December 5, 2011, in Children, Cybersex, News, Sexting, Teens, Uncategorized

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By ANAHAD O’CONNOR New York Times Dec. 5, 2011 One in 10 children ages 10 to 17 has used a cellphone to send or receive sexually suggestive images, but only 1 in 100 has sent images considered graphic enough to violate child pornography laws, a new study found. The results of the study, published on Monday in […]