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Sexting Panic: Rethinking Criminalization, Privacy, and Consent

Amy Adele Hasinoff


This book illustrates that anxieties about technology and teen girls' sexuality distract from critical questions about how to adapt norms of privacy and consent for new media. Though mobile phones can be used to cause harm, it notes that the criminalization and abstinence policies meant to curb sexting often fail to account for distinctions between consensual sharing and malicious distribution. The book describes sexting as the creation and sharing of personal sexual images or text messages via mobile phones or internet applications, including Facebook, Snapchat, and email. Challenging the ide ... More

Keywords: technology, sexuality, teen girls, privacy, new media, mobile phones, sexting, consent, criminalization, abstinence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780252038983
Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: April 2017 DOI:10.5406/illinois/9780252038983.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Amy Adele Hasinoff, author
University of Colorado - Denver