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The true prevalence of sexting

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dc.contributor.author Lounsbury, K., Mitchell, K., & Finkelhor, D.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-08T17:34:49Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-08T17:34:49Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Lounsbury, K., Mitchell, K., & Finkelhor, D. (2011). The true prevalence of “sexting”. Durham, NH, Crimes Against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://www.unh.edu/ccrc/pdf/Sexting%20Fact%20Sheet%204_29_11.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2058
dc.description.abstract This factsheet presents and critiques the findings of recent studies estimating the prevalence of youth “sexting.” The authors contend that research findings to date have been inconsistent and many widely‐publicized studies have been flawed in their design. It is difficult to compare findings and draw clear conclusions due to inconsistent terminology between studies and the inclusion of material not of primary concern to the public and law enforcement, such as text-only messages, images of adults, or images of youth that do not constitute child pornography under legal statutes. These findings are then often reported in distorted or exaggerated ways by the media, leading to public misperception. The authors present a number of suggestions to future researchers and to journalists wishing to cite statistics on sexting. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Crimes Against Children Research Center, University of New Hampshire en_US
dc.subject child abuse en_US
dc.subject sexting en_US
dc.subject cybercrime en_US
dc.subject law en_US
dc.subject adolescents en_US
dc.subject review en_US
dc.subject self-exploitation en_US
dc.title The true prevalence of sexting en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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