Judith Davidson: Sexting: Gender and Teens
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Judith Davidson’s book Sexting: Gender and Teens describes how the recent technological phenomenon, sexting, is the means by which teenagers seek to develop and interpret three significant components of the “human curriculum of sexuality”: gender, sexuality, and intimate relationships. Davidson is particularly concerned about the gender-based double standards that exist between female and male teenagers’ sexting behaviors and motivations for sexting. By conducting focus-group interviews with teenagers and adults, Davidson illuminates the personal and social challenges digital sexual communication presents twenty-first century teenagers. Davidson’s research and book demonstrates that there is a strong relationship between the teenage human curriculum of sexuality and digital sexual communication.
Chapter 1 introduces the readers to “sexting.” Sexting is the communication and sharing of sexually explicit messages using digital technologies, primarily cell phones. Since the popularity of...
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- Harris, A., Davidson, J., Letourneau, C., Paternite, C., & Miofsky, K. (2013). Building a prevention framework to address teen “sexting” behaviors. Final report for Grant No. 2010-MC-CS-0001, awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice.Google Scholar