Lauren Anjema was in sixth grade the first time a boy asked her to send him a nude photo of herself. Anjema, now As social isolation and device usage soared during the pandemic, digital-media experts say the sharing of nude selfies and other sexually explicit messages among teens and tweens has only gotten worse. A meta-analysis on sexting—the act of sending nude photos, videos or sexual messages— published in JAMA Pediatrics found that 1 in 7 adolescents have sent sexts, 1 in 4 have received sexts and 1 in 8 have forwarded sexts without the consent of the person in the photo. Several teens I interviewed said sharing nudes has become a prerequisite for dating, with girls feeling pressured to send photos. The ramifications of requesting, sharing and possessing nude photos of minors can range from reputational damage to criminal prosecution. A study published in found that more than three times as many girls as boys felt pressured to send a sext, and that twice as many girls as boys had been asked to send a sext. Sheri Madigan, an associate professor of psychology at the University of Calgary and an author of the meta-analysis, conducted an as-yet-unpublished update that found a shift to girls receiving more sexts than boys. This raises a question of consent, said Dr.
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Updated August Washington passes new teen sexting law. On April 24, , Gov. Inslee signed the Responsible Teen Communications Act, which reforms the way that Washington state addresses teens sexting, replacing harsh prosecution with evidence-based education and prevention. 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. The court ruled that the statutory language allowed the charges, and deferred to the way the Legislature has written the law.