The rise of young men sexting: What's normal and what's not

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Period9 Mar 2020

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  • TitleThe rise of young men sexting: What's normal and what's not
    Media name/outletNew Zealand Herald
    CountryAustralia
    Date9/03/20
    DescriptionSexting is a normalised part of contemporary young lives. Because of this, learning the "skills" of appropriate and respectful sexting is something that should be part of the sex education curriculum in schools.

    Rather than trying to tell students to simply abstain from sexting, we should support them to do it in respectful ways.

    Translating the findings of this research into tangible strategies in sex education is an important task for educators. By assisting young people to "sext" in appropriate ways, for instance by identifying alternative ways of establishing consent and avoiding "victim-blaming", we can take one step towards destigmatising the practice.
    URLhttps://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/the-rise-of-young-men-sexting-whats-normal-and-whats-not/VJFS6C463TY3237TRUJA2O3UUE/
    PersonsSigne Ravn, Steven Roberts