Sexting, often described as the digital version of “dirty talk,” involves the sending of sexually explicit content—messages, photos, videos—between two persons. While it can certainly spice up the romance or make things interesting for a couple, it can also lead to a number of negative things when done carelessly or by those with criminal intent. This infographic shows us key facts that reveal why we should be careful with sexting.
When someone comes forward about cyber bullying, all too often their concerns are dismissed—or, worse, they’re told that they brought the situation on themselves. As with many other forms of abuse, the victim is sometimes told that they’re responsible for their own abuse. A new research published in Computers in Human Behavior links the amount of blame the victim receives to the aspect of social attractiveness.
Research from the youth charity Reach Out has revealed that an overwhelming number of Australian children experience cyber bullying. Using a nationally representative survey of people aged between 14 and 25, it found that up to 380,000 children experienced cyber bullying in 2017 alone. In some cases, the bullying became so severe that those who experienced it sought medical advice for their mental health.
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