News tagged with sexting

Nothing shameful about sexting?

The legal penalties associated with sexting are too harsh, and adult reactions can increase young people's sense of shame and stigma, according to a UNSW-led report on the practice of sending nude or semi-nude ...

Apr 12, 2013
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Girls face 'sexting' threat from peers

A report commissioned by the NSPCC, conducted in collaboration with King’s College London, reveals the level that ‘sexting’ has reached among teenagers, with schoolgirls facing increasing pressure ...

May 16, 2012
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States weigh relaxing penalties for teen sexting

(AP) -- A congressman who sends an X-rated photo of himself jeopardizes his reputation and his job. But in many states, teens caught doing the same thing can risk felony charges, jail time and being branded sexual offenders.

Jun 13, 2011
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Suit returns Pa. 'sexting' district to spotlight

(AP) -- A Pennsylvania school district that was at the center of a highly publicized "sexting" case was sued Thursday by a teenager who claims her principal confiscated her cell phone, found nude images she had taken of ...

May 20, 2010
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Australian youngsters warned over 'sexting'

Australia's government urged young people not to join the "sexting" craze on Wednesday, warning that sending provocative images by mobile phone could have "very bad long-term consequences".

Apr 28, 2010
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Poll finds sexting common among young people

(AP) -- Think your kid is not "sexting"? Think again. Sexting - sharing sexually explicit photos, videos and chat by cell phone or online - is fairly commonplace among young people, despite sometimes grim ...

Dec 03, 2009
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'Sexting' no worse than spin-the-bottle: study

Youths exchanging nude photos of themselves over cellphones, known as "sexting," should not face child pornography charges, as some have in the United States, a humanities conference heard Tuesday.

May 26, 2009
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