Teenagers are drafted into a sexual culture that rests on a harmful premise: On the heterosexual field, boys typically play offense and girls play defense. An analysis of nearly accounts from to year-old girls about their negative experiences with sexting found that over two-thirds had been asked for explicit images. As one research participant explained about being pressured by her boyfriend, with the shorthand and spelling errors of a texting teenager:. Now he threarens to send them out if i dont send hin more really nasty pics. The stuff i have to do is unbelievable.
Sexting or "sex texting" is sending or getting sexually explicit or suggestive images, messages, or video on a smartphone or through the Internet. Most teens have various ways to get online, Smartphones, tablets, and laptops all can be used in private. It's very easy for teens to create and share personal photos and videos of themselves without their parents knowing about it. Girls may sext as a joke, as a way of getting attention, or because of peer pressure or pressure from guys.
Updated August Washington passes new teen sexting law. On April 24, , Gov. We have published a new article with additional information about the new law. Skip to main content. EG that a minor can be charged with distribution of child pornography for taking and sending a picture of their intimate areas to another person.
A teenager at a Northern Territory youth detention centre who had attempted self-harm was left naked for almost 11 hours because of a failure to provide adequate clothing. The incident is one of several cases where the Office of the Children's Commissioner has found breaches of the Northern Territory Government's own regulations for managing juvenile detainees who are deemed at risk because they could harm themselves, be harmed by others or have a potentially harmful medical condition. The commissioner investigated several cases involving the management of young people deemed at risk in youth detention centres in Alice Springs and Darwin between December and September The report found the approach to managing at-risk juveniles was "reactive" and the priority of isolating them in designated cells often led to more self-harm attempts.