Skip to Content. Join Common Sense Media Plus for timely advice from a community of parents like you. The advent of social media means that teens aren't just passive consumers of the media's messages; they're creating and sharing images of their own. All over the Web, you can find "selfies": photos kids take of themselves in silly or provocative poses. Whether on YouTube or Facebook , many girls now feel more pressure to be "camera-ready" -- as if to say that the only way to be valued is to appear sexy.
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Sexting: What Parents Need to Know (for Parents) - Nemours KidsHealth
Kids sharing nude photos 'before they even hold hands' worries counsellors, police. I don't understand their world and how, in many ways, they've been impacted from this new reality. Kiona's research started with the way she and most of her friends feel about their bodies and how they look. In her new curriculum, students would learn about the editing of photographs that happens in some media, and how girls are often left striving for an ideal that doesn't exist. It also addresses the growing number of people with eating disorders.
Sexting: What Parents Need to Know
A North Carolina boy finds himself looking at felony sex offender charges in which perpetrator and victim are both him. Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives. How often is it that charges are brought in which perpetrator and victim are the same person? My online search for anything like the case of Cormega Copening has come up empty.
Sexting or "sex texting" is sending or getting sexually explicit or suggestive images, messages, or video on a smartphone or through the Internet. Most teens have various ways to get online, Smartphones, tablets, and laptops all can be used in private. It's very easy for teens to create and share personal photos and videos of themselves without their parents knowing about it. Girls may sext as a joke, as a way of getting attention, or because of peer pressure or pressure from guys. Guys sometimes blame "pressure from friends.