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Sexting: Youth Practices and Legal Implications

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dc.contributor.author Sacco, D., Argudin, R., Maguire, J., & Tallon, K.
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-08T18:10:02Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-08T18:10:02Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Sacco, D., Argudin, R., Maguire, J., & Tallon, K. (2010). Sexting: youth practices and legal implications. Berkman Center Research Publication, (2010-8). en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/sites/cyber.law.harvard.edu/files/Sacco_Argudin_Maguire_Tallon_Sexting_Jun2010.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11212/2067
dc.description.abstract This document addresses legal and practical issues related to the practice colloquially known as sexting. It was created by Harvard Law School’s Cyberlaw Clinic, based at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, for the Berkman Center’s Youth and Media Policy Working Group Initiative. The Initiative is exploring policy issues that fall within three substantive clusters emerging from youth’s information and communications technology practices: Risky Behaviors and Online Safety; Privacy, Publicity and Reputation; and Youth Created Content and Information Quality. The Initiative is funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and is co‐directed by Danah Boyd, Urs Gasser, and John Palfrey. This document was created for the Risky Behaviors and Online Safety cluster, which is focused on four core issues: (1) sexual solicitation and problematic sexual encounters; (2) Internet‐related bullying and harassment; (3) access to problematic content, including pornography and self‐harm content; and (4) youth‐generated problematic content, including sexting. The Initiative’s goal is to bring the best research on youth and media into the policy‐making debate and to propose practical interventions based upon that research. This document is intended to provide background for the discussion of interventions related to sexting. It begins with a definition of sexting, and continues with overviews of research and media stories related to sexting. It then discusses the statutory and constitutional framework for child pornography and obscenity. It concludes with a description of current and pending legislation meant to address sexting. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Berkman Center Research en_US
dc.subject adolescents en_US
dc.subject law en_US
dc.subject self-exploitation en_US
dc.subject explicit images en_US
dc.title Sexting: Youth Practices and Legal Implications en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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