I love how they managed to incorporate sophisticated research from a reputable university with two pictures of barely dressed sexy women.
Anyway, the research only seems to take into account behaviour in the relationship, including risky sex, self-esteem and depression. What it doesn't seem to account for is what could happen after a relationship, which I imagine is where the majority of problems with sexting come from if there is a rough break-up.
Last edited by Xotol; 27-07-2012 at 02:55.
Sexting is deviant behaviour now? Hm.
"The negative perception of sexting is mostly drawn from stories involving pre-teens and teenagers"
Because some young people are stupid and never considered the possibility of what could happen to nudey photos of themselves. But there are plenty of cases of sexted photos staying private and between the intended parties only... you know, the ones you never hear about.
Edit: my thoughts were that sexting was all good for me before I read this, as long as people actually understand what they're doing and possible consequences.
Last edited by desdemonata; 27-07-2012 at 03:01.
I agree to invalidate something because of its past is bad but it should teach you to be weary of whatever the DM harps on about, for example:
(Original post by Cephalus)
How astute. So everybody calls it the Daily Fail, which automatically invalidates every single article it writes?
Diabetes could 'bankrupt' the NHS in 20 years yet most spending is avoidable, say experts
And the response of NHS Behind the Headlines(really useful website), which provides the infomation's source and type of research conducted:
The newspaper headlines that suggest the costs of diabetes treatment will ‘bankrupt’ the NHS are misleading as this is not likely to happen. The study did not look at the wider spending of the NHS in detail. However, it is clear that diabetes is a major condition in the UK, and there is a need to examine the financial, personal and societal impacts of the condition to prevent people being needlessly affected by it and its complications.
Anyway young people (under 18s) should be wary sexting to each other because possession of those pictures counts as child pornography and those in possession can be prosecuted under the Sexual Offences Act 2003, Protection of Children Act 1978 and the Criminal Justice Act 1988.(http://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/11_16/control/sexting/). It's already lead to some frisky teens getting child pornography charges against them for recieve and sending images in America, although it's yet to happen in our country...
I'd hate to think after a real messy break up my pictures would end up on some my ex girlfriend website.
Last edited by Scootaloo; 28-07-2012 at 18:44.
It's still criminal behaviour if (in britain at least) the participants are under 16. Tbh I never understand why anyone would trust someone else with pictures like that. Why even take them in the first place?
Last edited by PerArduaAdAstra; 28-07-2012 at 18:43.