Youth who are sexting are four times more likely to be having sex. They are five times more likely to have had multiple sexual partners and twice as likely not to be using contraception.
France's #MeToo backlash has revealed just how deeply rooted sexism is in the country. Disguised as flirtation or child's play, sexual harassment begins as early as elementary school.
Children need be able to identify potentially harmful sexual behaviours, including sexting, from a young age.
Former Conservative MP Tony Clement, dropped from caucus over a public sexting scandal raises questions for all of us about what is too much in our 'casual' daily online exchanges.
Dick pics are widely considered a form of sexual violence. But while that is often true, they can also be funny, sexy and playful. Apparently, some straight guys even send them to each other.
Sex education lessons will soon cover sexting, consent, body image and different types of contraception.
Our experts offer 12 tips to parents and educators -- to protect their kids from sexual solicitation online and encourage safe and responsible internet use.
Sex-education curricula that openly discuss sexting, consent and other online behaviours have never been more important for teens -- in Ontario and globally.
Rather than telling young people not to sext, we should encourage them to think about sexting as part of a broader negotiation of intimate relationships.
Teen sexting is on the rise. Boys and girls are equally likely to share sexually explicit imagery but girls report feeling more pressure to sext and more judgement about how they do it.
The law around 'sexting' needs to be overhauled as the way young people communicate changes and evolves.
For many children and young people, engaging with explicit material is not uncommon – and not necessarily harmful.
Sexting has led to a rise in under-18s reported for sex offences.
On Q&A, panellist Faustina Agolley questioned whether there were laws protecting against revenge porn in Australia. As it turns out, it all depends on where you live.
Moves to make sex education compulsory cannot come quickly enough.
Psychological distress among teenage girls has risen by 4% in the past decade.
A human development researcher decided to find out if people who are anxious about dating or about what their partner thinks of them are more likely to sext.
The ephemeral social media platform Snapchat is a hit with young people. And while it can lead to risky behaviour, it can also encourage creative experimentation and socialisation.
More pupils in Ghana, Malawi and South Africa are taking smartphones to school. These can be useful learning tools – or terrible distractions.
There has been something of a moral panic around sexting – but research suggests that it can create safe, empowering spaces for young people exploring their sexuality.