Sexting Pleasures : Young people, fun, flirtation, andchild pornography

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationYouth, Technology, Governance, Experience
Subtitle of host publicationAdults Understanding Young People
EditorsLiam Grealy, Catherine Driscoll, Anna Hickey-Moody
PublisherRoutledge
Pages103–122
ISBN (Electronic)9781351112673
ISBN (Print)9780815362319
Publication statusPublished - 28 Jul 2018
Externally publishedYes

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NameYouth, Young Adulthood and Society

Abstract

Public concern has escalated in recent years over young people using digital media technologies to produce or distribute sexually explicit images of themselves. This chapter reports on a large-scale survey of young people’s perceptions of and motivations for ‘sexting’. It argues that young people who engage in sexting largely do so for reasons of romance and pleasure and that even where overt coercion and pressure are involved, the motivation is rarely if ever the production or distribution of child pornography. If harms associated with sexting are to be minimised, discursive frameworks for understanding sexting as child pornography require rethinking.

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Sexting Pleasures : Young people, fun, flirtation, andchild pornography. / Crofts, Thomas; Lee, Murray; McGovern, Alyce; Milivojevic, Sanja.

Youth, Technology, Governance, Experience: Adults Understanding Young People. ed. / Liam Grealy; Catherine Driscoll; Anna Hickey-Moody. Routledge, 2018. p. 103–122 (Youth, Young Adulthood and Society).

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)12_Chapter in an edited book (Author)