Adolescents and the media. Consequently, new forms of electronic communication e. Older teens were more likely to have sent a sext, and were less likely to have been bothered by being asked to send a sext. Clinical Implications Given its prevalence and link to sexual behavior, pediatricians and other tween- and teen-focused health care providers may consider screening for sexting behaviors. You see in them what you want to see. Some teens may believe that they have circumvented the possible legal consequences of sexting by using applications on their phones designed to delete the photographs within seconds after being sent.
Teen sexting and its association with sexual behaviors
Moreover, teen girls who engaged in sexting behaviors also had a higher prevalence of risky sex behaviors, including multiple partners and using drugs or alcohol before sex. Family Court Review , 48 4: The woman asked an older daughter to alert police, who arrived at the home while Garza was still there, Martinez said. A teenager committed suicide after her life was made a misery when her ex-boyfriend circulated a nude photo she had sent him around her school. Research also suggests that females are more vulnerable than males to the negative consequences of sexting: According to a leaked BGA admin conversation, the photos - originally posted by women for women in a 'body positive' thread - were sent to the men to the men after a dispute. New technology, old problem.
Post Comment Your name. That if we're in intervention mode its "too late". In fact, nearly all girls were bothered by having been asked. Terminating your registration will not necessarily remove previous public comments or other user content on public display on the Services. National Center for Biotechnology Information , U. For both boys and girls, teens who engaged in sexting behaviors were more likely to have begun dating and to have had sex than those who did not sext.