We Can All Help Make the Internet a Safer Place for Children

Claire Lilley | Posted 13.04.2014 | UK Tech
Claire Lilley

It's easy to feel overwhelmed and to see the online world as an unchained monster. But it is here to stay. So let's agree that the internet is not an uncontrollable force, but something instead for us as individuals and a society to own, shape and improve.

Teaching Sex In Primary Schools

Jack Fletcher | Posted 31.03.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Fletcher

It doesn't happen. Sex and relationship education (SRE) that is taught in primary schools (ages 4-11) is point blank not about teaching young children how to have sex. It is about giving age-appropriate information that is evidence-based on the issues that SRE encompasses.

'Take Away Their Phones'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK

A Conservative MP has said the government should stop youngsters from owning smartphones if they are caught using "sexting" to bully others online. ...

Teens Need a Sex Ed That Tackles Sexting and Porn - Explaining the Benefits, Not Just the Risks

Tilly Grove | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tilly Grove

If the government is really committed to giving teens the SRE that they deserve, then it should recognise that this aspect of sex and relationships - the pleasurable part - is just as important as the potential dangers. There is nothing wrong with young people wanting to watch porn, wanting to sext, and wanting to have sex.

Number Of Text Messages Sent In UK Falls For The First Time Ever

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

The number of text messages sent in the UK has fallen - for the first time ever. Deloitte's annual technology predictions report said that just 145...

Teen Convicted Of 'Child Porn' Offences After Spreading 'Sexts' Of Boyfriend's Ex

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

A teenager in Canada has been convicted of child porn offences after spreading naked pictures of her boyfriend's ex. Local news reports that the te...

Sexting DOES Lead To Sex Among Teens, Study Finds

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education

Teenage students who sext are more likely to engage in other sexual behaviours, a breaking study has found, following a decision by Eton College to ba...

WATCH: This Is Why Teens Sext

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

It turns out teens like sex. Who knew? So when they all got hold of mobile phones and Snapchat, guess what happened? But as a parent, guardian, tea...

How To Sext: A Video Guide

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Unless you're an Etonian, eventually you're probably going to have to send or respond to a sext. But how do you do it? Here's Buzzfeed to explai...

Eton Bans Sexting

Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech

Eton College has been forced to ban its pupils from using Snapchat due to fears of a potential outbreak of 'sexting', it has been reported. Snapcha...

'Just Say No?' Er... No! That's Not Enough

Peter Wanless | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Peter Wanless

The sharing of self-generated sexually explicit images or videos by mobile phone or online, is now commonplace amongst young people to the point that it is considered 'mundane' whether or not young people engage in it themselves. And it seems that lots do... Now, I know that young people want to experiment and explore their sexuality. And the thrill of taking risks and pushing boundaries is always going to be part of growing up. Frankly we are not going to stop sexting merely by instructing young people not to do it, or by pointing out that explicit under age images are illegal and they risk arrest. But I am deeply concerned that risks are not yet fully understood.

Poorna Bell

Everything You Need To Know About Sexting | Poorna Bell | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

When New York politician Anthony Weiner was caught sexting behind his wife's back for the second time (he sent dirty texts to Sydney Leathers using th...

This Artist Wants You To 'Sext' Her In The Name Of Culture

Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK Tech

An artist in New York is asking men and women to 'sext' her for a new exhibition. Karen Finley, part of the 'NEA 4' group, wants to create painting...

Vibrating Underwear: The New Phone Sex?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Roll over sexting, there's now a new (and more exciting) way to combine sex and technology. Condom manufacturer Durex have developed Fundawear, a h...

Teachers To Be Taught How To Curb 'Sexting'

PA | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK

Teachers are to be issued with a guide on how to deal with 'sexting' - the sharing of explicit photos or videos through mobile phones and the internet...

Our Sexualised Society Is Harming Our Children and Turning Some of Them Into Abusers

Jon Brown | Posted 04.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jon Brown

We're concerned at the NSPCC that easy access to hardcore pornography is warping young people's views of what is 'normal' or acceptable sexual behaviour. Adults have a choice about what to watch within the law, but my concern is that the internet is exposing ever younger eyes to things they are just not yet ready to process. They are learning about sex from porn and not from proper respectful relationships. Much of the material is violent and simply vile; it paints a picture of sex as one sided that has no basis in love or respect.

Is Your Teenager Playing With Fire?

Jon Brown | Posted 06.04.2013 | UK
Jon Brown

We are increasingly hearing from worried teenagers who know photographs of them are out there somewhere on the internet, being passed from person to person. Often they end up in the hands of adult sex offenders; paedophiles.

Let's Talk About Sext

Rosa Doherty | Posted 23.03.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rosa Doherty

David Cameron's new advisor on childhood, Claire Perry MP, says parents should take clearer responsibility for seeing what their children are saying on Facebook and texting on mobile phone, but i'm not sure spying is the answer.

How King Henry VIII Influenced 21st Century Dating

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 18.01.2013 | Home
Nicholas Ferroni

Everyone knows him by name and by horrible song; King Henry VIII is one of the most iconic figures in all of history. Whether it's the fact that he married his dead older brother's wife, Catherine, or that he wanted a divorce so badly he started his own church, Henry's a trailblazer in many ways.

Is an Emotional Affair Technically Cheating?

Lewis Shepherd | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Lewis Shepherd

So when we actually sit down and think about it, even though we aren't ripping someone's clothes off and throwing them around the bedroom, by sitting with them in the nearest coffee shop or bar we begin to become emotional dependant on them and by default this is cheating.

‘Sexting' Nude Pictures Carried Out By Nearly 30% Of Teens

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 02.07.2012 | UK

Nearly 30 per cent of teenagers send nude pictures of themselves by text or email, according to a new study. What’s more, according to the resear...

Let's Talk About Sex(ting)

Peter Watt | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK
Peter Watt

Quantitative research on sexting varies but the statistics suggest that between 15 and 40% of young people are involved in sexting, depending on their age and the way sexting is measured.

Lucy Sherriff

Worrying 'Sexting' Trend On The Rise Among Children | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Children are unaware of the long-term consequences of sending sexually explicit images via text messages, known as "sexting", experts have warned as t...

Not Just Tulisa: 'Sex Tape' Scandals Shame Girls Every Day

Gwyneth Holland | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Gwyneth Holland

By now, most of you will have heard about (or possibly even seen) the Tulisa "sex tape". As is the nature of these things, the story spread fast, and Tulisa has been unique in her swift response: getting an immediate injunction in a bid to stem the humiliation of an intimate moment becoming glaringly public.