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A Dangerous Threat to Youth — Sexting (Opinion)

Posted on April 27, 2010, in Opinion, Pornography Laws, Sexting, Teens

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Title: A dangerous threat to youth — sexting
Publication: The Daily Reporter
Author: Mike McManus
Date: 04/23/2010

America’s leading “tween girl” marketing consultancy, AK Tweens, reports that 30 percent of girls aged 9-15 are “sexting,” sending, receiving and/or posting sexy messages/photos of themselves in their underwear or without clothes online, and via cell phones/email. Another disturbing finding of the AK Tweens survey: a stunning 81 percent have received sexy messages/photos. That’s virtually […]

‘Sexting’ probed at Montgomery, Md., middle school (News)

Posted on April 16, 2010, in Children, News, Sexting, Teens

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Title: 'Sexting' probed at Montgomery, Md., middle school
Publication: The Washington Post
Author: Michael Birnbaum
Date: 04/16/2010

Students at a Bethesda middle school bought, sold and traded inappropriate photos and videos of fellow students, school officials said Thursday, and Montgomery County police are investigating. Educators at Pyle Middle School said they were alerted to images on a student’s iPod Touch last week. Students told school officials that the images were of girls […]

Yucaipa Teens Cited for ‘Sexting’ Nude Photos of Classmates (News)

Posted on April 15, 2010, in Internet, News, Sexting, Teens

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Title: Yucaipa teens cited for 'sexting' nude photos of classmates
Publication: Los Angeles Times
Author: David Kelly
Date: 04/15/2010

Police say four 15-year-old boys were involved in posting explicit photos of eight 14- and 15-year-old girls on the Internet. Authorities say ‘sexting’ is a growing problem in middle and high schools. Four teenage boys in Yucaipa have been cited for posting nude and seminude pictures of their classmates on the Internet, according to the […]

Sex and Tech (Research)

Posted on March 29, 2010, in Children, Cybersex, Research, Sexting, Teens

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Title: Sex And Tech: Results from a Survey of Teens and Young Adults
Publication: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy
Author: The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy, CosmoGirl.com
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In an effort to better understand the intersection between sex and cyberspace with respect to attitudes and behavior, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and CosmoGirl.com commissioned a survey of teens and young adults to explore electronic activity. This is the first public study of its kind to quantify the proportion of […]

Sex on the Internet: Observations and Implications for Internet Sex Addiction (Research)


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Title: Sex on the Internet: Observations and Implications for Internet Sex Addiction
Publication: The Journal of Sex Research
Author: Mark Griffiths
Date: 11/15/2001

Some academics claim that social pathologies referred to as technological addictions are beginning to surface in cyber-space. One related area that deserves further examination is the concept of sex addiction and its relationship with excessive Internet usage. This article therefore overviews (a) sex-related uses of the Internet, (b) the concept of “Internet addiction” in relation […]

It is Time to Prosecute Obscenity (Opinion)

Posted on March 4, 2010, in Children, Internet, Men, Opinion, Pornography Laws, Sexting

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Title: It Is Time To Prosecute Obscenity
Publication: VirtueOnline
Author: Mike McManus
Date: 20100303

In Columbus, Ohio three boys, aged 11, 12 and 14 were in Juvenile Court facing rape charges of children who were all under age 10. This was not an isolated incident. Columbus had a dozen similar cases. Why? Probably the boys watched hard-core porn on line and wanted to try it themselves. There is virtually […]

Self Produced Child Pornography: The Appropriate Societal Response to Juvenile Self-Sexual Exploitation (Research)


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Title: Self Produced Child Pornography: The Appropriate Societal Response to Juvenile Self-Sexual Exploitation
Publication: The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Author: Mary Leary
Date: 20100221

One need only read the newspaper to see a rising dangerous phenomenon among juveniles: the creation and subsequent sharing via the Internet of sexually explicit photographs. This “self exploitation” is not only a tragic social problem, but a growing legal one as well. Judges, attorneys, and legislators, are forced to address this activity because, in […]