One Quarter of Texas Teens Report ‘Sexting’

Research at 7 Texas high schools shows that more than a quarter (28%) of students had sent a "sext"--a naked picture of themselves on their cell phone or via email. This sexting behavior was associated with greater likelihood of dating or having sex for both boys and girls, and with risky sexual behavior for girls.…

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Sexting among Youngsters

The journal Pediatrics (from the American Academy of Pediatrics) has designed a website with recommendations for parents about their childrens’ use of social media and monitoring use. Because the issue of sexting has become a concern to parents, communities and legal authorities, we felt that a specific set of recommendations should be listed addressing this important issue. This blog report is…

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Youngsters and Social Media Use – 2

A recent report from the journal Pediatrics discusses benefits and risks of youngsters using social media. This series of posts discuss those risks and benefits. This information comes directly from the report.Cyberbullying is deliberately using digital media to communicate false, embarrassing, or hostile information about another person. It is the most common online risk for…

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