Teen girls feel pressured to text nude photos

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A new study from the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University found that in an analysis of over 450 stories from teenage girls aged 12 to 18, over two-thirds of the participants reported being asked for nude photos.

Author Sara Thomas found that girls reported being confused over exactly what to do when pressured to send nude photographs: they know there will ultimately be repercussions, but many of these teenagers also found themselves facing persistent requests or even threats from boys that can even escalate into revenge porn. But putting an end to nude photos being sent at all, which can legally constitute as child porn depending on your state, is a pressure placed too often on the girls rather than nagging boys. Thomas tells the paper that just telling teen girls to not send the photos “ignores the complicated tensions they are negotiating on a regular basis.”

“Young women’s attempts to negotiate coercive situations on their own suggest that young women feel it is their burden to manage situations. This is a logical extension of policy makers, educators, and parents routinely holding young women as more responsible for sexual decision-making (particularly in the form of upholding abstinence),” Thomas writes in the study. “This study indicates that these messages have been internalized such that young men are not being held responsible for gaining consent or respecting the boundaries of their partners.”

https://jezebel.com/teen-girls-unsurprisingly-feel-immense-pressure-to-text-1821708298
 
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very sad.... but very very true. If there was ever a reason to take smart phones away from underage children this is it.

Something none of them or their parents see to get... what they are doing is that is participating in child pornography. They can be prosecuted for sending and receiving any of it.
 
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very sad.... but very very true. If there was ever a reason to take smart phones away from underage children this is it.

Something none of them or their parents see to get... what they are doing is that is participating in child pornography. They can be prosecuted for sending and receiving any of it.
I have a couple of friends with kids younger than mine and both said their kids phones are full of nude photos from classmates. Its a new world.
 

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I am honestly glad to not have daughters...

And, my sons will be punished severely for such crap, when they get that age, you can bet on that.
 
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I have a couple of friends with kids younger than mine and both said their kids phones are full of nude photos from classmates. Its a new world.
It sadly is a whole new world.... with the kardisians leading the way. The lesson girls are learning is not to say no.
 
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I have a couple of friends with kids younger than mine and both said their kids phones are full of nude photos from classmates. Its a new world.
Nah. It's just new technology. Kids have been engaging in sex play throughout human history. It's just easier to get caught nowadays.
 
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I am honestly glad to not have daughters...

And, my sons will be punished severely for such crap, when they get that age, you can bet on that.
Sometimes it comes voluntarily without asking. My son used to get nude photos from a girl who wanted to date him.. Used to say "it was her calling card."
 
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Nah. It's just new technology. Kids have been engaging in sex play throughout human history. It's just easier to get caught nowadays.
Sure but photos on the internet or someones phone never go away. They will be there forever. You never will know what someone has saved.
 
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Nah. It's just new technology. Kids have been engaging in sex play throughout human history. It's just easier to get caught nowadays.
You hit the nail on the head.
Kids are doing what they've always done. They just have new technology to do it with.
 
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Sure but photos on the internet or someones phone never go away. They will be there forever. You never will know what someone has saved.
Polaroid images tend to be persistent as well. I've run across several in closet shelves while cleaning out an apartment after a tenet moves out.
 
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