Research + News | Topic: Sexting

Sneaky Teen Texting Codes: What They Mean, When To Worry

Columnist Jennifer Jolly has tips on what they mean, when to be alarmed and when not to worry about texting codes. Read the article here.

8 Things You And Your Teen Need to Know About Sexting

Twenty percent of teens admit to texting nude or semi-nude photos of themselves to others. Get information and tips for discussing sexting with teens, whether they’re sending, receiving — or both.

View the video and read the blog from Common Sense Media here.

Don’t let your kids GNOC! Parents warned about teen sexting codes

While some parents are familiar with their children’s texting slang, some teens are now using secret sexting codes that have left many moms and dads horrified. Read the full article here.

And Everyone Saw It

When Maureen’s parents were in middle school, if a girl wanted to show a boy her body in the middle of the night, she would have to sneak out of her house, find a way to get to his, evade his parents and yank up her shirt. For their daughter, all it took was a few clicks.

Read the full article here.

Nudity and Social Media Harm Girls

Celebrities routinely appear in compromising and salacious photos, and the tabloid press rewards them with adoring attention. Read the article here.

Study Finds Despite Expectations of Privacy, 1 in 4 Share Sexts

A new study from Indiana University researchers shows that although most people who engage in sexting expect their messages to remain private, nearly one in four people are sharing the sexual messages they receive. Read the article here.

The Urgent Role of Parents in the Age of Sexting and Cyberbullying

Compassionate parenting in the age of sexting, cyberbullying, and social media. Read the article here.

Porn 2.0: The Sexting Crisis

Not only do younger generations use porn more regularly, they are also less likely to think there’s anything wrong with it. Read the research from Barna here.

New Mexico Teens Can Now Legally Sext Each Other And Exchange Nude Photos

A new law means adolescents caught sharing explicit photos with each other will no longer risk charges, prison sentences and a damaging criminal record.

Read the article here.

American Girls: How Social Media Is Disrupting The Lives of Teenagers

This article from TIME is adapted from a new book just released by Nancy Jo Sales titled American Girls: Social Media and the Secret Life of Teenagers. Read the article here.