Sexting

Don't Criminalise Teens for Sexting: Educate Them Instead

Harriet Williamson | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Tech
Harriet Williamson

A loophole in the law means that any under-18-year-old taking explicit selfies can be charged with creating and sharing indecent images of children. This is particularly nonsensical in the case of 16 and 17-year-olds, who can consent to sexual acts and relationships, but are unable to take or share erotic pictures of themselves.

Why the 'Three Rs' Are Vital to Sex Education

Madelaine Ward | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK
Madelaine Ward

After almost 50 years in nursing, it still worries me that not enough emphasis is placed on the 'Three Rs' when it comes to sexual health education in Britain. It seems that we are so keen to teach our young people the mechanics of what is safe and what isn't, that we forget there is so much more they should, and indeed must, know.

Teens Need to Be Aware of 'Revenge Porn' Risks Too

Claire Lilley | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK
Claire Lilley

'Sexting' is playing an increasingly insidious role in young people's relationships. So there is clearly a need to educate children about the risks of this behaviour to them and other young people whose images they share.

Everyone's Talking About Alex's Willy. Have You Seen It?

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.01.2015 | UK

You might not expect a charity to make a video about a child's penis going viral. But here it is. The animated film shows a little boy, Sam, taking...

The Rise of Anonymous and the Darker Side of Social

Richard Jones | Posted 17.01.2015 | UK Tech
Richard Jones

Today, social channels have cemented themselves as pivotal elements in our communications ecosystems, helping us to manage our busy lives and stay connected at all times, but our attitudes to sharing are beginning to change.

Brooks Newmark Quits As 'Sexting' Scandal Places 'Intolerable Burden' On Family

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Politics

A Conservative MP caught up in a Twitter sex scandal honeytrap has announced he will not defend his seat at the next election because of the "intolera...

Shock Second Tory Resignation After Social Media 'Sex' Scandal

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.09.2014 | UK Politics

The Conservatives were plunged into a second crisis in less than 12 hours, this time a "sexting scandal" involving Minister for Civil Society Brooks N...

'Snapchat Sluts' Google Search Leads To Huge Lawsuit

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Tech

Snapchat is about to get sued by the two people that helped give the app a 'human face'. According to TMZ, Sisters Sarah and Elizabeth Turner are ...

Body Is a Four Letter Word: Why Naked Doesn't Always Mean Sex

Rachel Thompson | Posted 05.11.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Thompson

What do we see when we look at a naked woman? This week's leak of celebrity nudes suggests that we consider female sexuality and sexual agency to be shameful. By turning a private image of a sexual subject into something public to be leered at and used as pornography, you suggest that women should be sexual objects and nothing more.

Why Teenagers Might Want To Re-Think Sending That Sexual Selfie

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

Police have "grave concerns" that teenagers who "sext" sexual selfies to partners could face criminal records, after a schoolgirl received a police ca...

Please Don't Send Me a Photo of Your John-Thomas

Melissa Davis | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Melissa Davis

Sexuality is complicated and we all have our secrets and desires, most of which are vastly different from those of the next person. But what it is about sending unsolicited images like this via social media that makes us think this is a 'safe' thing to do?

Toddler Hot Car Death: Investigators Test Just How Hot The Vehicle Became

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 10.07.2014 | UK

Detectives investigating the death of a toddler left in a hot car all day by his father have conducted an experiment to see just how high temperatures...

This Is What Happens When You Accidentally Sext Your Dad

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Tech

An American woman has become an instant internet celebrity after she accidentally sent her father a naked picture - and live-tweeted the aftermath. ...

Toddler Left To Die In Hot Car 'Had Injuries Indicating He May Have Tried To Free Himself'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK

Tragic details of the injuries suffered by a toddler who was left to die in an overheated car have been revealed. Cooper Harris died after endurin...

Justin Harris 'Was Sexting Six Women' As Toddler Son Lay Dying In Hot Car

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK

The father of a toddler who died after being left in a hot car all day was exchanging nude photos with women as his son perished. Justin Ross Harr...

Mindful Media: How Mindfulness Is Bringing an Answer to Sex and Violence in Media

Jeremy Wickremer | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jeremy Wickremer

You wouldn't let a stranger babysit your child, and you would protect your child against physical danger. Yet every day strangers have direct access to our children's fertile minds, through their mobiles, tablets, TVs, computers and game boxes.

iPhone Users 'The Most Likely To Sext'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Tech

iPhone owners are the most likely to send a sexy text message or "sext", according to a new poll. A survey by YouGov found that more than 30% of iP...

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...