Once upon a time, only the wealthy and privileged could afford to have their portraits painted by a small, select circle of artists. With the advent of photography, parents of all backgrounds could have pictures of their children, which were coveted as documents of their development and a way to show off their innocent beauty and charm to family and friends. Today, with smartphones and social media, we all have in our hands the means to broadcast our pride and joy to the world. Ninety-two percent of American children have an online presence before the age of 2. Parents post nearly 1, images of their children online before their fifth birthday.
Nude selfies: what if they are just an ordinary part of teenage life?
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Credit: Getty Images. Adolescent women feel intense pressure to send sexual images to men, but they lack the tools to cope with their concerns and the potential consequences, according to new research. Sexting, or sending nude or semi-nude sexually suggestive images or messages to others, is a reality for an estimated 15 to 25 percent of teens growing up today. Though some research points to sexting as a potentially low-risk way to explore sexuality, it also is associated with increased risk of ostracism, depression, and suicide. Thomas explored the challenges teenagers have while debating whether to send photos and the problems that can surface when they do.
Nudes are not an invention of the digital era—any art museum is proof of that. But the Internet sure has encouraged us to take the art of sexting to places our parents could have never imagined. AIM introduced the concept of cyber-flirting.
Here's how to inoculate ourselves against negative ones. Verified by Psychology Today. Teen Angst.