Teenage sexting: we’re letting young people down by not talking about it

Teenage sexting is not only becoming widespread, but the scope of content that is being sent is also expanding. In order to truly understand the ramifications of sexting, the education of sexuality and sexual behavior has to not only be modernized, but the conversations should start at an early age. Read More

KSL asks teens: ‘What are you really doing on social media?’

A local Salt Lake City television station gave an anonymous survey to teens and their parents regarding their social media activity which ranged from sexting, on-line bullying, conversing with strangers and the effects on their self-esteem.  The results indicate that parents may not know as much as they think they do about their kids' online [...]

Sexual harassment is about power. Why not fight it as we do bullying?

Sexual harassment is less about sex than it is about yielding power by a bully over a powerless victim. Read More

ACLU DEFENDS TEENAGE GIRL FACING CHILD PORN CHARGES FOR SNAPPING AN EXPLICIT PICTURE OF HERSELF

Child pornography laws were not intended to criminalize and prosecute minors for sexting pictures of themselves to fellow students.

Teaching kids about healthy relationships

Teaching your children by talking to them and exemplifying relationships based on kindness, positive feelings, responsibility and self worth is the most effective tool in defining healthy friendships and intimate relationships. Read More

An adult who went undercover at a Kansas high school found today’s teenage girls think it’s ‘normal’ to post ‘promiscuous’ pictures online

An adult goes undercover as a high school student and realizes how rampant sexting is, especially among young girls.  It is so commonplace, that sexting is practically the new norm.  The effects may not only damage a girl's reputation, but also her self esteem.

What Happened When I Found My Teenage Son On A Hookup Site

What is the appropriate reaction to discovering your teenager has posted pictures of his/her genitals on the internet?  A mother gives her account of being in such a situation and how she handled it....as best she could.

Adults who went undercover at a high school found 7 things people don’t realize about life for teenagers today

When 7 adults go undercover posing as high school students, they discover the magnitude of how disruptive and disturbing the effects are of a 24/7 social media world.  From not being able to focus in class and depression to sexting and cyberbullying, connecting has never been so isolating.

A 14-year-old girl sexted her crush. She may have to register as a sex offender

What happens to teens when the law sees sexting as child pornography?  Should a 14 year-old girl have to register as a sex offender for the next 10 years for willingly sending an explicit photo of herself?

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