SEXTING

  • Teenager faces jail, lifetime stigma for selfie porn July 19, 2014

    Washington: A teenager in Virginia faces four months in jail and a lifetime on a sex offender's list for texting videos of his erect penis to his girlfriend, his lawyer said Friday. The 17yearold from the Washington suburb of Manassas is accused by police of "manufacturing and distributing child pornography" ...
  • Interview: Snapchat cofounder and CEO Evan Spiegel on sexting, future November 2, 2013

    Evan Spiegel dropped out of Stanford University in 2012, three classes shy of graduation, to move back to his father's house and work on Snapchat. Spiegel's fastgrowing mobile app lets users send photos, videos and messages that disappear a few seconds after they are received. Founded in 2011, Snapchat is...
  • Why it is so difficult to monitor your kids' online activity March 18, 2013

    Washington: Relieved your kids aren't posting embarrassing messages and goofy self-portraits on Facebook? They're probably doing it on Instagram and Snapchat instead. The number of popular social media sites available on kids' mobile devices has exploded in recent years. The smartest apps now enable kids to chat informally with select groups...
  • Sharing explicit images while sexting can be harmful August 26, 2012

    London: Sexting can result in girls becoming distraught after their explicit photos and videos are passed on to others or even put up on social networking websites without their consent, a UKbased children's charity has warned. Threequarters of girls who have sent explicit images to boys on their mobiles said...
  • Sexting irks teens, but many do it anyway July 3, 2012

    Washington: Sexting irks teenagers, but 30 per cent of them anyway "sext" nude pictures of themselves to others, a new study in the US has found. The study of nearly 1,000 teens aged between 14 and 19 years in Texas found that sexting is common among this age group with nearly...
  • Teen sexting continues unabated: Study June 16, 2012

    Washington: Prevalence of sexting seems to be hard to pin down, as many teens continue to send sexually explicit photos to others through cellphones despite knowing its consequences, a new study has found. Researchers at the University of Utah in the US found that nearly 20 per cent teens admitted...
  • 'Sexting is hardwired in our brains' May 26, 2012

    London: Sexting has become a favourite pastime of many, including celebrities. Now, scientists have claimed that the desire to share intimate pictures with others may actually not be their fault it could be hardwired into their brains. Recent studies have found that more than half of women's sexual fantasies...
  • Peer pressure drives 'sexting' among young October 2, 2011

    Sydney: Peer pressure drives young men and women to share sexual images through mobile phones a new phenomenon described as 'sexting'. "However, research regarding the issue is in its infancy, and the voice of young people is missing from this discussion and debate," said Shelley Walker from the Primary...
  • Sexting is official, you may retweet it August 19, 2011

    London: Sexting has just got the official sanction. And joining it in the dictionary is woot a word that, for the uninitiated, means an electronic commuication to express enthusiasm or triumph. The latest edition of the Concise Oxford English Dictionary also contains words like retweet, which means to forward a...
  • Sexting scandal inspires Anthony Weiner doll June 15, 2011

    New York: An online action figure company has jumped on the Anthony Weiner sexting scandal bandwagon with a doll of the New York congressman in two versions: censored and uncensored. HeroBuilders.com of Oxford, Conn., is offering the standard doll for $39.95 and the anatomically correct for adults only version for an...
  • Weiner won't go, new photos surface on Internet June 13, 2011

    Washington: The secondranking House Democrat joined the party leadership in urging Republican Anthony Weiner to quit because of his sexting scandal, a request the New York lawmaker has sidestepped in favor of a temporary leave of absence. The Republican Party chairman criticized Democratic leaders for not taking a more forceful stand...
  • California Senate: Schools can expel for sexting June 3, 2011

    Sacramento, California: Socalled "sexting" would be added to the list of infractions that school officials can cite to expel students under a bill passed by the state Senate. Senators on Tuesday unanimously passed SB919 by Sen. Ted Lieu, a Torrance Democrat. It defines sexting as sending or receiving sexually explicit pictures...
  • Apple gets antisexting patent October 14, 2010

    San Francisco: Apple has been granted a patent that allows parents to prevent their children from sending and receiving sexually explicit text messages. The patent was granted Tuesday by the US Patent and Trademark Office and allows parents or other administrators of mobile phones to set definitions for banned texts. Messages...
  • 15 pc of US teens engage in 'sexting': study December 17, 2009

    Los Angeles: An estimated 15 per cent of American teenagers have received nude or sexually suggestive photographs on their cell phones, according to a study on Wednesday by the Pew internet and American life project. The study about the techfueled trend called "sexting" said that boys are as likely as...
  • Sexting: The new, dangerous trend among teens May 4, 2009

    Canberra: Teens sending nude or suggestive photos of themselves over their mobile phones are being warned "sexting" can damage your future. Australia's state government of New South Wales launched an education campaign this week to combat the growing practise of "sexting", saying these images or sexually explicit text messages can...