Teens and Sexting (2 Credit Hours)

Program Summary: This course consists of two articles.  The first article, Much Ado About Sexting, is a discussion paper produced by the National Institute of Justice.  It explores legal, judicial, and legislative responses to sexting.  The second article, Teens and Sexting, explores how and why teens are sexting.

This course is recommended for social workers, counselors, and therapists and is appropriate for beginning and intermediate levels of practice.

Publisher:

1st article:  produced by the National Institute of Justice

2nd article:   Pew Internet and American Life Project An Initiative of the Pew Research Center

Find the first article at: http://ncjrs.gov/pdffiles1/nij/230795.pdf

Find the second article at: http://www.pewinternet.org/~/media//Files/Reports/2009/PIP_Teens_and_Sexting.pdf

Program Objectives: To enhance professional practice, skills, and knowledge by identifying key issues related to children and sexting.

Learning Objectives: Compare legal, judicial, and legislative responses to sexting.  Identify who is most likely to sext.  Assess teens’ attitudes toward sexting.  Identify the parents’ role.

Review our pre-reading study guide.

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1: For questions 1-9, please refer to the first article, Much Ado About Sexting. The transmission of sexually explicit images of children constitute child pornography in the United States.
 
 
2: State definitions of child pornography can include
 
 
 
 
3: In some states an image of a girl in her bathing suit taken or sent under certain circumstances could trigger the child pornography laws.
 
 
4: If adults engage in sexting with other adults their actions are protected under the First Amendment.
 
 
5: If minors engage in sexting with other minors their actions are protected under the First Amendment.
 
 
6: In Ashcroft vs Free Speech Coalition, the Supreme Court struck down a provision of the Child Pornography Prevention Action (CPPA), declaring that it was too
 
 
7: In what state have prosecutors chosen not to prosecute youth, but instead send them to counseling?
 
 
 
 
8: Jessica Logan's parents and NY attorney Parry Aftab are supporting federal legislation to ____________ penalties for minors engaged in sexting.
 
 
 
9: Many scholars, educators, and law enforcement officers advocate using ____________ to tackle the issue of teen sexting.
 
 
 
 
10: For questions 10-17, please refer to the second article, Teens and Sexting.  What percentage of teens age 17 now own a cell phone?
 
 
 
 
11: In sexting cases, some teens are being charged with
 
 
 
 
12: According to the Pew Internet survey data, what percentage of cell-owning teens ages 12-17 report sending a sexually suggestive nude or nearly-nude photo or video of themselves to someone else?
 
 
 
 
13: Teens who paid for all of the costs associated with their cell phone were ________   to report sending sexual images of themselves by text.
 
 
14: Which of the following is a common sexting scenario?
 
 
 
 
15: Teens agree with one another that sexting is okay and not a major issue.
 
 
16: On the Pew Internet telephone survey, teens whose parents said they looked at the contents of their child's cell phone were less likely to send or receive nude or nearly nude images on their phones.
 
 
17: According to the article, one parental intervention that may relate to a lower likelihood of sending of sexually suggestive images was
 
 
 

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