Some adolescents use social media platforms, such as Instagram, for sexualized self-presentation, which includes posting images in which someone is scarcely dressed, has a sexy gaze or in which sexual willingness is suggested. These behaviors could be a first step towards sexting. The results show that older adolescents and girls were more likely to post images of themselves on Instagram. The models showed that peer norms and willingness and attitudes were significantly associated with posting intention. There were also significant associations between perceived similarity, prototype favorability and the willingness to engage in sexualized self-presentation on Instagram. The implications for education and practice are discussed.
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By Sam Baker For Mailonline. An Ohio man who allegedly raped a Cincinnati teenager while living under her bed for three weeks has been charged with sexual assault. Jaret Wright, 20, from Barberton, is accused of holding down the victim and forcing her to have sex, according to court documents. Wright, who was arrested on Thursday, is also charged with one count of producing child pornography. Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office said Wright met the victim online and had been living beneath her bed for three weeks.
‘Teen had more than 4,000 child sex abuse images on his computer’
It had all these pictures of celebrities on their winter holidays in St Barts in bikinis and their different body parts were picked out with red circles highlighting their muffin tops and their cellulite and I looked over at the next table and there was a girl eating a muffin. It was just incredibly vivid so I got out my notebook and started writing. Many women make a correlation between moral worth and weight and I really wanted to explore that. This is a healthy and positive way to be a girl.
Hong Kong police have launched an investigation after explicit footage and images of several teenagers having sex or posing half-naked, including some in school uniform, were distributed online. Several video clips showing teenage boys and girls having sexual intercourse or performing other sex acts have circulated online since Wednesday. There were also at least dozens of photos of a different girl wearing a secondary school uniform flashing her body parts.