-The primary technology-related threat comes from peers, not 'stranger danger'
-sexting is often coercive
-girls are the most adversely affected
-technology amplifies the problem by facilitating the objectification of girls
-sexting reveals wider sexual pressures
-ever younger children are affected
-sexting practices are culturally specific
-more support and resources are vital to redress the gendered sexual pressures on young people.
PARENTS: What have you found difficult about sexting? Have you spoken to your children about it and if so how did it go?
YOUTH: Have you experienced sexting and cyberbulling or know someone who has? What do you think has worked to address or highlight the issue, be it your school or community organization?
If you feel more needs to be done, what would you like to see happen in your schools or home to better equip you and your friends with the right tools when dealing with sexting?
All thoughts and experiences welcome!